The Xperia X Performance is currently sitting at the top of Sony’s smartphone range, but with a seriously high price and strangely average specs Sony could do with a new flagship, and a set of leaked renders may have just shown it off.
They’ve been shared by @OnLeaks, who refers to it as the Sony Xperia XR, though claims the final name is yet to be confirmed.
That’s the first we’ve heard of the XR name, but it’s a bit catchier than the F8331 model number it’s been going by in the past.
Seen it all before
Otherwise it’s much as we’ve seen in earlier leaked photos, including a USB Type-C port and a slightly different design to the rest of the Xperia X range, with a flat top and bottom but rounded sides.
The renders don’t show much new, but they line up with what we’ve seen before and @OnLeaks adds that the Xperia XR is apparently around 146.4 x 71.9 x 8.1mm, which would make it slightly longer and wider but slimmer than the 143.7 x 70.4 x 8.7mm Xperia X Performance.
Other recent rumors surrounding the phone include a 5.1-inch 1080p screen, a Snapdragon 820 processor and support for 4K video recording from both front and rear cameras. That’s remarkably similar to the Xperia X Performance’s spec list.
Whether this will launch as the Xperia XR, the Xperia X2 or something else altogether remains to be seen, but for now it looks like the closest thing we’re going to get to a Sony Xperia Z6.