Japanese electronics maker Sony is reportedly planning to launch a new flagship Xperia phone during the Mobile World Congress in early 2020 and now a patent search suggests that the upcoming device will feature a hole-punch camera. GSM Arena recently reported that a newly published patent on a WIPO Global Design database from Sony showcases the user interface of the upcoming device as well as its screen.
According to GSM Arena, the screenshot included in the patent suggested that the new Sony smartphone show time on the left and the battery position on the right, using both top corners. Therefore, it can be implied that the hole-punch camera will be placed in the center. The smartphone is also expected to support multi-window functionality.
Sony has adopted a 21: 9 aspect ratio on its recent flagship phone and moving the selfie camera on the screen will enable the company to further enhance the screen. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 SoC is also rumored to be paired with 12GB of RAM in the device.
In addition, the device is believed to come with 5G connectivity as well as six cameras on its back and a QHD screen.
Separately, the Sony Xperia’s 8220 listing has recently featured on Geekbench, snatching key specifications. The Sony smartphone, named K8220, posted scores of 465 and 1,757 in single-core and multi-core tests. As per the listing, the Sony Xperia K8220 will be clocked at 1.8 GHz, will have 8 GB of RAM and will run Android 10 out of the box.