You probably don’t remember this, but Sony announced with relatively little fanfare it was going to swing by Barcelona for MWC 2016 more than a month ago. The reason you have no memory of the conference “teaser” is it contained absolutely no hints regarding what was coming, and the ensuing buildup, well, never took place.
It’s crystal clear the Xperia Z6 will sit on the sidelines a while longer, whereas the Xperia C6 may or may not be real, and it may or may not go official just six months after the C5 Ultra. Adding to the intrigue and mystery, Evan Blass, aka @evleaks, has a new high-quality press render of a so-called “Xperia PP10” to show us, though the very tipster admits he can’t confirm that to be a codename or retail brand.
He doesn’t mention a thing about a formal introduction on February 22, i.e. tomorrow, at the Mobile World Congress either, and the pictured lock screen prominently features a distant June 5 date. A Friday, June 5, not a Sunday, so we shouldn’t read too much into it.
As far as the actual rendered device goes, we must say the Sony Xperia PP10 looks a bit different from existing mid and high-end Sonys, and the brushed metal back in particular signals good times to come in terms of design alterations.
Still, the display bezels and overall phone profile are a tad chunky, so for the sake of the Japanese company’s financial stability, we sure hope this isn’t a flagship. Make it an upper mid-ranger with a fingerprint sensor (for all) built into the side-mounted power button, and you might (finally) have a winner on your hands, Sony!