Sony is reportedly planning to capitalize on its Cybershot and Walkman brands by launching two new 5-inch smartphones in Q3 of this year. According to a report in Phone Arena, Sony CEO Kaz Hirai has this dream pet project to show off their camera and sound tech in new smartphones that will be released in time for holiday shopping.
This might not be the first time we will see Walkman branded smartphones from Sony Mobile, which has earlier launched two phones “Live with Walkman & W8, when it was still Sony Ericsson. However, if this rumour is indeed true, we will for the first time see a Cybershot branded smartphone in company’s Xperia series.
These smartphones are going to be dubbed as Sony Xperia Walkman and Sony Xperia Cybershot. Apart from these two phones, Sony is also working on another phone that will provide top of the line specs with comparably smaller display size.
Here are the rumoured details about these smartphones:
- Sony Xperia Walkman: Integrated amplifier chip, high-end specs, Walkman series goodies
- Sony Xperia Cybershot: Best possible camera, Sensor size almost equal to Nokia Pureview 808, Carl Zeiss optics, and top of line specs as well
- Unnamed Sony phone: Small form factor, small display, top of the line specs
There is no way to authenticate these rumours, so until we see some credible proof, these are mere speculations from a creative tipster.