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Exclusive: Sony Xperia 20 renders and 360-degree video

At this year’s MWC in Barcelona, Sony unveiled its latest mid-range smartphones dubbed the Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus. A few months later, the company is already working on the successor to these devices, namely the Sony Xperia 20. We’re bringing you an early look at the upcoming Sony mid-ranger in the form of high-resolution 5K renders and a 360-degree video, in collaboration with the reliable tipster Steve Hemmerstoffer, aka @OnLeaks.

Xperia 20 renders

As you can see from these renders, the Sony Xperia 20 will look almost identical to the Xperia 10. The phone will feature a tall 21:9 aspect ratio screen, with a thick bezel on top to house the selfie camera, earpiece and necessary sensors. At the rear, you can see horizontally-placed dual primary cameras with a dual LED flash on top. Sony branding is placed underneath, towards the centre of the back panel.

The renders also reveal that the Sony Xperia 20’s fingerprint scanner will be placed on the right side, embedded into the power button. The phone’s volume rocker is placed on the right as well. The left edge features a flap, which is expected to conceal the SIM and microSD card slots. At the top, there’s a 3.5mm headphone jack along with a microphone. At the bottom edge, there’s USB Type-C charging port, primary microphone and a row of holes for the loudspeaker.

The tipster suggests that there will be three main differences in terms of design between the Xperia 10 and Xperia 20. While the Xperia 10 features an all-metal unibody construction, the Xperia 20 will sport a metal frame and a glass or plastic back panel. The upcoming Xperia will feature a single row of speaker holes on the bottom, instead of the dual loudspeaker grills on its predecessor. Lastly, while the Xperia 10 is equipped with a dedicated power button, the Xperia 20 integrates this into the fingerprint sensor.

Sony Xperia 20 expected specifications

As far as the specifications are concerned, we’ve learned that the Sony Xperia 20 will arrive with a 6-inch display, just like its predecessor. The phone will measure roughly 157.8 x 68.9 x 8.14mm (9.84mm including the rear camera bump). No other features of the handset are available at the moment. However, we can expect it to be powered by a Snapdragon 6xx series processor, as a Snapdragon 630 is present on its predecessor. But it wouldn’t be too far-fetched to imagine that Sony might equip the phone with a more powerful Snapdragon 7xx series chipset.

We can speculate that the device will boot Android Q out of the box when it launches. However, since the launch date is a while away, some of these specifications are liable to change.

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