Leak: Unannounced Sony Xperia Device Shows Up In Render

With the 2017 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) just around the corner, many tech companies from far and wide have lined up a number of gadgets for launch during the high-profile tech show to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Japanese tech giant Sony is one of the firms that will likely unveil quite a few of its upcoming gadgets at the event, having scheduled a press conference for the 4th of January. The company is rumored to announce at least two smartphones on that day as part of its second-generation Xperia X lineup, with rumors suggesting that they will come with screen sizes ranging from 5.2-inches to 5.5-inches.

Another rumor floating around on the internet now seems to suggest that the Japanese consumer electronics giant may have a third smartphone in the pipeline. While the model number still eludes us, the device is said to come in a comparatively compact form-factor, measuring 145mm in length, 66.8mm in breadth and 7.99mm in thickness. According to the report, the device will sport a 5-inch display, although nothing more is known about it at this point in time. The leak comes from tipster @OnLeaks, so there might be some degree of truth to the story, although we would still suggest you take it with a pinch of salt, seeing as it is yet to be corroborated by a second source.

Now whether this particular smartphone will be unveiled at CES is anybody’s guess, but there’s no apparent reason to believe that right now. The company could, however, introduce some new wearables during the show, and although there’s no way to say anything for certain at this point in time, some tech bloggers have claimed that the Sony Smartwatch 4 could well be unveiled during next month’s big event in Las Vegas. That's especially true because the company’s smartwatch lineup is well and truly due for an upgrade, with the third-generation Sony smartwatch originally announced in late 2014 at the IFA trade show in Berlin, Germany. Either way, as for the rumored 5-inch smartphone, and only time will tell if Sony is indeed planning to launch any such device in the market going forward.

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Kishalaya Kundu

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I've always been a tech buff and have been building my own PCs since as far back as I can remember. My first computer was a home-built desktop running MS-DOS on which I learnt to program in GW-BASIC and my interests apart from technology include automobiles and sports.