An upcoming Sony Xperia smartphone has been spotted on the FCC website carrying the ID PY7-21831A. Usually, FCC listings do not reveal any interesting info regarding an upcoming smartphone. In this case, however, things are a little different. According to the device schematic on the FCC website, Sony’s upcoming Xperia smartphone will use a combined USB / headphone jack cable. Another hint is the placement of the FCC ID label on the top of the handset, which happens to be the usual location for the 3.5mm headphone jack on Xperia smartphones.
While the FCC listing doesn’t reveal a lot more about the device, it does confirm that the smartphone will feature a 5.7-inch sized display. In terms of dimensions, the Xperia handset is listed as measuring 152.79 x 72.42mm. The dimensions suggest the smartphone will feature much slimmer bezels than previous Xperia flagship smartphones such as the Xperia XZ Premium. For reference, the Xperia XZ Premium (review) with a 5.5-inch 4K display measures 156 x 77 x 7.9mm. Since Sony’s latest crop of mid-range smartphones unveiled at CES 2018 do not feature a different design compared to their predecessors, it seems more likely that the device spotted on the FCC website could be Sony’s next Xperia flagship.
According to rumors, the 2018 Xperia flagship will be marketed as the Xperia XZ Pro and is expected to feature a 5.7-inch sized 4K OLED display with HDR support. Like most 2018 flagship Android smartphones, it will be running on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor, paired with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1 internal storage. At the back, it could sport a dual-camera setup with an 18-megapixel primary sensor and a 12-megapixel secondary sensor. On the front will be a 13-megapixel sensor with an f/2.0 aperture lens. Keeping the lights on will be a 3420mAh capacity battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 support.