The smartphone-release calendar for the back end of 2015 looks to have got a bit more crowded today, amid reports that Sony will launch two new flagship phones in September.
According to insiders cited by German site WinFuture, Sony is readying two new handsets, with the sequential codenames Xperia S60 and Xperia S70.
The site doesn’t explicitly state that it knows these are flagships, it does claim they’ll pack 32GB of storage and will be premium models.
That all means they sound very much like the additions to the Xperia Z line rumoured for later this year, aka the Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact.
Sony has yet to announce any press events that could be marked by the handsets’ unveiling.
However, the smart money is on them debuting at the IFA technology expo in Berlin in September.
Assuming they do, it sets up a titanic struggle for marketshare with the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and iPhone 6S, which are now expected in August and September respectively.
The phones’ spec sheets are rumoured to include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, a water-resistant, metal design and a 21-megapixel Exmor RS IMX230-based CMOS camera.
The standard-sized Xperia Z5 is also purported to be graced by a 5.5-inch display with lush 4K resolution.