Sony Xperia 5: where are the Xperia 2, 3 and 4? - IFA 2019
By Sigismondo Eisenhower 2019-09-09 702 0
We were waiting for a smartphone with a 5K to succeed the Xperia 1, and the leaks around the Xperia 5 suggested that this smartphone would indeed be the chosen one, with a name particularly chosen for the occasion. Unfortunately, it will take a while longer since the Xperia 5's definition stops at Full HD+ (1080 x 2520 pixels).
Why is the Xperia 5 called Xperia 5?
The " 5 " of Xperia 5 is therefore not taken from its screen definition. But it's not drawn from its size either. The Japanese manufacturer promised a smartphone that holds " dans the bottom of main ", but the Xperia 5 does not carry the name "Compact". It is more compact than the Xperia 1, but its diagonal screen size is still 6.1 inches. If you were expecting a 5-inch Xperia 5, then it's also a failure.
So why this chiffre ? Intrigued, we asked Sony the question and they gave us a very hazardous answer. The explanation would come from the positioning of the Xperia 5 in the range between the Xperia 1 and Xperia 10. Being halfway between these two smartphones, the Xperia 5 would have taken the median number.
Other smartphones coming？
We will not hide it, this explanation disappoints us very much. Can there be a better smartphone than the Xperia 1 ? Does Sony reserve the remaining 7 numbers for other gammes ? Is the Xperia 5 really "halfway" between 1 and 10 ?
However, it seems obvious that the Xperia 5 could not be called Xperia 2 since it is not the direct successor of the Xperia 1, but with this new nomenclature, Sony is blocking the possibility of releasing a better Xperia 2 than the Xperia 1.
Then come the letters. Rumours have it that Sony is preparing at least three more smartphones, named Xperia 1R, Xperia 1S and Xperia 1V. The Xperia 2, 3 and 4 manquants ? The question is still outstanding today, but we should certainly hear about it in the coming months, especially at the end of the year as the CES 2020 approaches and early next year just before MWC 2020.
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