Update: So much this year Sony has concentrated on its XZ array, however there are still numerous rumored phones unaccounted for, so we can’t eliminate the Xperia X2 simply yet.

The Sony Xperia X is over a years of age, so we need to schedule a successor at any time now.

That said, we don’t yet know a massive quantity regarding Sony’s next mid-range wonder, and also with the Sony Xperia XZs lately announced together with the Xperia XZ Premium – but without any sign of a new access in the X array – it’s possible that we won’t get an X2, at least in name.

Still, we haven’t given up hope yet, as well as there are some rumors of exactly what to anticipate if or when we do obtain it.

Join us below as we study them and complete the spaces with our finest educated guesses.

Cut to the chase

  • What is it? The successor to the Xperia X
  • When is it out? Probably sometime this year
  • What will it cost? An upper mid-range cost is likely

Sony Xperia X2 release date

We were expecting to see the Sony Xperia X2 at MWC 2017, yet that wasn’t to be, and with Sony having used the occasion to introduce two other phones it may be a while before we see the X2.

But there’s some chat that Sony has not one yet five phones in the works, just two of which are accounted for, and version numbers for 2 brand-new Xperia mobiles were disclosed by the Eurasian Economic Commission in October, which recommends we’ll see them soon.

The numbers are G3112 and G3121, neither of which are attached to any kind of revealed Sony phone, with the XZ Premium as well as XZs both starting G8.

TechRadar’s take: While we don’t understand a massive amount concerning the Xperia X2, the leaked model numbers over, and rumors of Sony phones in the works, recommends it may well exist as well as be coming soon.

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Sony Xperia X2 screen

Hottest leaks:

  • A 5-5.5-inch screen
  • A QHD resolution

Sony has actually stuck with a 1080p screen on the majority of its top mid-range as well as flagship devices, consisting of the Xperia X, and also as even the Xperia XZ and also Xperia XZs have just a 1080p display we’d have anticipated the Xperia X2 would as well.

But recent leakages recommend Sony has a lot of brand-new phones en route, consisting of one with a 5.5-inch QHD display – as well as this could feasibly be the Xperia X2.

Then again, there’s likewise obviously a 5.0 or 5.2-inch 1080p handset en route, and also that gadget has been rumored more compared to when. It’s possible that this is the since-announced Xperia XZs, but not all the specifications associate that, so this too might be the Xperia X2.

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Alongside these rumors we’ve also seen an image that’s supposedly of an unannounced Sony mobile phone, shared by Slashleaks. 

The shot is very blurry, so it’s tough to make out much, however the display seems edge-to-edge to a better degree than the Xperia XZ Premium or Xperia XZs (both of which have actually been announced considering that this dripped).

However, it’s labelled as the “Xperia XZ (2017)”, so may be a follower to the XZ rather. Maybe the Xperia XZ 2 if there is such a thing?

TechRadar’s take: The Sony Xperia X2 could stick with a 1080p screen once more, yet some reports recommend Sony is ultimately rising the resolution of its phones, as well as we’ve seen evidence of that on the XZ Premium, so QHD is possible.

Sony Xperia X2 design

Hottest leaks:

  • A familiar design
  • A button-free front

Our only actual mean the layout of the Sony Xperia X2 comes from the picture above, in the display section, though this is perhaps of the XZ 2 instead. 

It reveals large bezels above and also listed below the display screen, with a front-facing video camera, however seemingly no switches on the front, in spite of there being lots of space listed below the screen.

Other compared to the edge-to-edge display screen the design is broadly just like the Xperia X, and whether this photo is accurate or otherwise a continuation of Sony’s boxy layout language is most likely, in addition to a steel back, as that’s exactly what the initial Xperia X has.

It can alternatively be influenced by the frosted rear of the Xperia XZs or the mirrored back on the Xperia XZ Premium.

The Xperia X2 may additionally be water-resistant, as some Sony mobiles are, consisting of the Xperia XZs, though the Xperia X isn’t, so don’t trust being able to take it swimming.

TechRadar’s take: The one possible image we’ve seen is credible, in even it’s extensively similar to the really rectangular design Sony has made use of on its phones for many years. There’s no word on exactly what the X2 is constructed from, and maybe either glass or steel, considered that Sony has actually used both in the in 2015 or so.

Sony Xperia X2 cam and battery

Hottest leaks:

  • A 23MP rear camera
  • A 16MP front-facing one

There’s little word on what electronic camera the Sony Xperia X2 will certainly have, yet one report factors to either a Sony IMX400 lens or an unrevealed 23MP rear shooter and also 16MP front-facing one.

Alternatively it could obtain a 19MP back camera and also a 13MP front-facing one, like the current Xperia XZs and also Xperia XZ Premium.

Failing that, there’s a chance it will make use of the exact same cam as the Xperia X. In which case you can look onward to a 23MP rear snapper and a 13MP front-facing one, though it’s most likely Sony will make some modifications or renovations to the camera, in order to assist its brand-new mobile phone stand out.

In any case, don’t expect a move to dual-lens.

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We don’t understand just what size battery to expect. The Sony Xperia X has a 2620mAh one, so the X2’s might be comparable. One point that is likely is quick billing and also a USB Type-C port, as Sony’s currently changed to those on its higher end phones.

Sony Xperia X2 OS and power

Hottest leaks:

  • 4GB or 6GB of RAM
  • A Snapdragon 653 or 835 chipset

We’ve heard a couple of power reports now, consisting of the opportunity that the Xperia X2 might have either a top-end Snapdragon 835 chipset or a more upper mid-range Snapdragon 653 one. An octa-core Helio P20 is also possible.

The same resource recommends it will have likely 4GB of RAM, but perhaps as much as 6GB, while the only other power reports we’ve listened to are once again that the X2 might have 4GB of RAM, which isn’t impractical at all offered that the original Xperia X has 3GB. When it comes to the operating system, Android Nougat is likely.

TechRadar’s take: Based on the specifications of the initial Xperia X the most likely reports are a Snapdragon 653 chipset with 4GB of RAM.

Sony Xperia X2 other features

There aren’t any type of function rumors yet, however we’d expect the X2 will certainly have a fingerprint scanner, as its predecessor does (though out the US version).

Sony Xperia X2 price

There aren’t any kind of rate rumors yet, yet anticipate an upper mid-range rate, most likely approximately in line with the Sony Xperia X, which introduced for $549.99 (£450, around AU$735).

  • We’re additionally anticipating to see the OnePlus 4 before long.