Earlier reports had indicated that Sony was looking at the Xperia X lineup for the coming years but new details coming in suggest that this may not be the case.
According to report on PhoneArena, citing a “document from Russia” which suggests that the Sony Xperia E5 may still be around and it is still kicking. Fans may recollect that last month two smartphones were found on GFXBench under the codename Sony F3216 and the Sony F3311.
While both the devices featured a 4.6-inch display, the F3216 sported one with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. Reportedly, the smartphone is powered by a MediaTek Helio P10 SoC coupled with an octa-core 1.9GHz CPU as well as a Mali-T860 GPU. As for the camera on this device, there is a 16MP front-facing shooter and the imager on the rear panel is a 21MP one.
The other handset on the list, the Sony F3311 display resolution read out to be 720 x 1280 HD, lower than the Sony F3216 variant. Furthermore, the smartphone is said to be equipped with a 16MP rear camera and a 5MP secondary snapper. Under the hood, a MediaTek 6735 processor is expected to sit pretty along with 1.5GB RAM.
As noted by the site, “The F3311, was spotted on a document used to check compliance in Russia, with certain rules of the Customs Union.” As it turns out the F3311 is the Sony Xperia E5. This clearly indicates that the speculations about the company focusing only on a single lineup could very well be false. As for the F3216, it could be a compact variant as indicated by the specs listed.
While the details and still shrouded in uncertainty, it does appear that Sony may not have been done with the Xperia E lineup. Keep coming back for more rumours, updates and speculations on the Sony Xperia E5.