Sony will succumb to trends and set a cutout for the front camera in its next flagship
This year has been challenging for Sony’s mobile division. The reduced sales and the general cold reception of the techno-giant's new products did not exactly please the company's management. That is why the manufacturer is trying to cater to the trends of smartphone manufacturing today.
According to new data, Sony has filed a patent application for a new device in Japan. A patent for the new look of the company's future smartphone was published on December 19, 2019 in the WIPO Global Database. Images reveal some design features, for example, the chin familiar to the company's products at the bottom of the device. However, the upper part of the frame is very narrow, which is why the manufacturer in vain leaves no room for the front camera.
Because of this design, assumptions about a device with a display with a “hole” for the front camera began to appear on the network. Of course, Sony can supply a retractable camera module, but technologists believe that for a company that fiercely advocates protecting IP smartphones from water and dust, this will be a betrayal of its own principles.
Techno-community is already wondering when the Japanese company plans to introduce this device. Rumor has it that Sony is thinking through a huge booth for the next Mobile World Congress. MWC 2020 will start on February 24, 2020, so we can expect more detailed information about the device very soon.
Unfortunately, there is no more detailed information about the upcoming flagship smartphone. However, some fans claim that Qualcomm's flagship chip, the Snapdragon 865, will be installed in the new Sony Xperia. If this happens, we can wait for the company's first smartphone that supports 5G networks.