It’s just been few weeks since Sony released her latest flagship smartphones – Sony Xperia Z5, Sony Xperia Z5 Compact and Sony Xperia Z5 Premium, we have been able to gather some rumours about what would most likely be Sony’s next Flagship smartphone – Sony Xperia Z6.
We’ll be sharing with you rumours and everything we’ve heard so far about the Sony Xperia Z6; price, release date and specs. It must be noted that the information we are about to share is purely based on speculation and as such should not be taken as a fact.
Sony Xperia Z6 Release Date Rumours
As we know, Sony has been in the trend of releasing a new flagship smartphone on an annual basis and in the past few years have not done anything to release phones at a more regular interval.
We can expect the Sony Xperia Z6 to announce in the second half of 2016, as one of the firm’s designers gave a strong hint in an interview that the next Sony Xperia flagship smartphone would arrive in the second half of 2016. We might hear the announcement of the Sony Xperia Z6 at the IFA event in September, 2016.
According to Rikke Gersten Constein, Sony’s Art Director, “We always work very hands-on with the future… We are already working on 2016 second half, 17 and 18.“
Sony Xperia Z6 Price Rumours
We cannot at this time predict what price the Sony Xperia Z6 would sell for, but we would share some information we got from a reliable tech source that have consistently been able to predict almost correctly the prices of various phones even before they are released.
According to PCAdvisor, “Predicting the price of the Xperia Z6 shouldn’t be too hard since most of Sony’s flagship phone launch at the £550 mark. As for other versions (if any are made) such as an Xperia Z6 Compact or Xperia Z6 Premium, we would expect them to match the Z5 range at around £430 and £630 respectively.”
Sony Xperia Z6 Specs Rumours: What We Expect To See
Whenever you see a square shaped phone, you can guess it’s a Sony phone and the chances that you’ll be right are high. We do not expect to see much difference in the design of the Sony Xperia Z6 and previous Xperia phones.
We do not expect to see any other Operating System other than the all new Android Marshmallow OS 6.0 on the Sony Xperia Z6.
The 4K screen seen on the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium might be a feature on the Xperia Z6. We are not certain if there would be a compact and a premium model, but if that be the case we would be glad to have a Quad HD on the regular and compact model while the 4K screen be reserved for the premium model.
The Sony Xperia Z6 might also have a 5.2in screen size. Following the trend, Sony seems to have settled that size for its flagship Xperia phones and we do not expect to see a change to that in Xperia Z6.
In order to compete favourably with other flagship android phones that would be launched in 2016, it is expected that the Sony Xperia Z6 will come with a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor and have a RAM capacity ranging between 3 – 4GB and most likely 32GB internal storage.
Although many flagships have removed the Micro-SD card slot, Sony remains one of the few that still retains this feature, offering expandable storage via Micro-SD card slot and we hope that this feature would be retained in the Sony Xperia Z6.
Talk about long lasting battery life, and then you’ll definitely be talking about Sony. In as much as battery life has always been a key characteristic of Sony Phones, we’ll be most excited to see that the Sony Xperia Z6 features wireless charging.
The in-home button fingerprint scanner feature as seen in the Sony Xperia Z5 range smartphones is another feature that would most certainly be retained in next year’s Sony Xperia Z6 smartphone and we expect to see a reversible USB Type-C.
We do not expect to see another camera upgrade in the Sony Xperia Z6 as the Xperia Z5 range got the first camera upgrade since the Xperia Z1 with the new 23MP camera, nevertheless we can expect to see some improvements in the 23MP camera that’ll feature on the Xperia Z6.
This is the much we know and can tell about the Sony Xperia Z6. Are there any features that excite you or that you would love to see on the Sony Xperia Z6? Tell us about it in the comment box.
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