Real-life images of the upcoming Xperia 5 VI protective case leaked confirming its existence

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It has been some time since there have been rumors and leaks about the upcoming Sony Xperia 2024 phones. Sony has maintained a regular release schedule for its flagship Xperia smartphones, particularly the Xperia 1, 10, and 5 series, since 2019. Sony keeps up with the latest trends in the market and brings in a refined version of the Xperia series, typically with upgrades and improvements over its predecessors.

A couple of days ago, there was a post by @zackbucks on the Weibo platform regarding Sony’s Xperia 5 series interpreted that the series may be discontinued. Apart from the “Xperia 5 series, R.I.P 2024” text, he did not convey the source.

Real-life images of the upcoming Xperia 5 VI protective case leaked confirming its existence

However, contrary to speculations based on @zackbucks’s post, a leak featuring real-life images of a protective case designed for the upcoming Xperia 5 VI has been found on the internet. This debunks the earlier theory of the RIP Xperia 5 series. It indicates that Sony is actively working on the model and is likely planning a release shortly.

Tipster @无本木之人, known for sharing leaks and insider information about smartphones, recently posted images of cases designed for the upcoming Xperia 1 VI and Xperia 5 VI models. These cases were found listed for sale on a Chinese online marketplace.

Real-life images of the upcoming Xperia 5 VI protective case leaked confirming its existence

The protective case gives few insights about camera placement and design. One significant detail from the protective case is the absence of a cutout for the dedicated two-stage camera shutter button, a hallmark feature of Xperia smartphones. This omission suggests that the Xperia 5 VI may not include this button. Additionally, the case implies that the Xperia 5 VI will feature a dual-camera setup, likely comprising a main camera and an ultrawide camera, similar to its predecessor.

Regarding camera specifications, the Xperia 5 VI is expected to feature a main sensor similar to the Xperia 5 V, which offers a 48MP 24mm 1/1.35″ sensor, along with a wide-angle sensor. However, it may not include a telephoto sensor, a feature present in its predecessors.

Another notable change in the Xperia 5 VI is its aspect ratio, reportedly shifting from the iconic 21:9 aspect ratio to a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. This change is likely intended to make the phone more ergonomic and appealing to a broader audience. Additionally, it would signify a departure from the 1080 x 2560 pixels OLED panel used in previous Xperia 5 series devices.

In conclusion, these leaks suggest that Sony is actively developing the Xperia 5 VI, indicating that the Xperia 5 series may continue rather than be discontinued as previously rumored.

Rashmi
Rashmi
Rashmi is the Editor of PhonesWiki. She launched PhonesWiki back in 2018, turning it into a top spot for phone news and updates by 2019. Now, it's your go-to for leaks and solutions to phone problems. Her first phone was a Nokia 6610, but now she relies on an iPhone 14 Pro as daily driver. Rashmi's a tech enthusiast through and through, always tinkering with gadgets and gizmos. When she's not writing, you'll find Rashmi hanging out with her beloved pet, enjoying some quality playtime. Have a tip or just want to say hello? Contact her at info@phoneswiki.com

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