Sony’s IFA teaser video helps reinforce device rumors
As we just looked at in our IFA 2014 Rumor Roundup, Sony’s got quite a few new devices we’re expecting to see launched next week. Those range from phones, to tablets, to wearables, to accessories, and a relatively consistent stream of leaks has been slowly feeding us information about many of them. But in contrast to companies like Samsung or ASUS, which have been delivering IFA teasers that outright identify their upcoming products, Sony’s been keeping relatively quiet. Sure, we got some general hints from its invitation itself, but nothing really specific. Now the manufacturer is finally getting with the program, and delivers a teaser video that appears to confirm a few of our expectations.
But even in this new video, Sony’s not revealing all its cards. Following a generic happy-people montage, we get the money shot: a super-brief, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it look at three devices obscured by shadows. Even in the darkness, their outlines are clear, and we’re looking at a small handset, a slightly larger one, and something bigger still, pushing up into tablet territory.
If you’ve been paying attention to our IFA pre-coverage, you’re probably drawing the same connections we are: kinda like an Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z3, and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, perhaps?
If you’ve got a better explanation, we’d love to hear it, but considering the way this vid so neatly aligns with the expectations for Sony products we’ve been holding for the past several weeks now, it’s hard not to form these assumptions.
Finally, the video leaves us with a few more short clues: 7mm, the elemental symbol for copper, and the formula for water. Thickness, waterproofing… but what’s up with the copper? We’re under a week away from getting that answer.