According to one of its designers, Sony may be loosening up on its smartphone development cycle just a tiny bit. Rumors have gone contrary to this spooling down for a while, even as Sony has been making plays for Toshiba’s camera unit and figuring out what it really wants to do in mobile.
In the end, we may end up remaining on pace for a six-month-or-so update. A screenshot from a T-Mobile presentation in Poland places two new Sony Xperia models for introduction in Q2 of 2016.
Also on tap throughout the first quarter: four new Samsung Galaxy phones, two new Lumias and another HTC One.
Four new LG phones are set for release early in the second quarter, but given word that we may see the G5 in February, we can’t be sure if we’re talking about a different launch date or carrier arrival lag (funny that Poland was supposed to get the first Marshmallow update on the G4). In fact, the same should pretty much apply to every phone in the unknown right now.