Sony May Launch Xperia 7 with Better Specs than Xperia 10 V
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Sony just launched the Xperia 1 V and Xperia 10 V with both expected to become available next month. However, there might be another mid-range Android phone up the Japanese company's sleeves, and which could offer better specs than its current mid-tier Xperia entry, according to a new report originating from the Land of the Rising Sun.
Based on a random user on Weibo, which was then picked up by SumahoDigest, the other unnamed Xperia mid-range device that previously starred in rumors is none other than the Xperia 7 instead of the Xperia Ace 4. The purported identity lines up with the current naming convention of Sony with the Xperia 1 as a premium line followed by the standard flagship Xperia 5 series and the mid-ranger offering Xperia 10.
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Sony Xperia 7 chipset specs and release
The Xperia 7 first appeared in Bluetooth certifications along with another Xperia handset. The former was said to be equipped with an unnamed MediaTek chipset, which could be either one of the recent mobile processors in the Dimensity 8000 or 9000 series. On the other hand, the latter is believed to be the Xperia 10 V that was outed with a dated Snapdragon 695 SoC and 60 Hz display.
Beyond the evidently better and faster chipset for the Xperia 7, there are no other solid details that have been revealed yet. It is safe to assume that the unannounced Xperia device could feature a wider display with bigger dimensions and away from the compact form factor of the Xperia 5 V and Xperia 10 V. It might also be possible it will add features like a faster display and 4K video recording.
Regarding the launch and pricing, Sony may unveil the Xperia 7 alongside the recently leaked Xperia 5 V which is slated to arrive in September this year. The pricing will obviously sit above the Xperia 10 V, which currently retails for €450 ($491), and below the $1000 mark of the Xperia 5 IV (review).
Are you unimpressed with the Sony Xperia 10 V? Do you think the company could do better with the Xperia 7? Share to us your opinion.
Via: NotebookCheck Source: SumahoDigest
I'm a long time Sony customer, but it seems that lately Sony can't get even the basics right. Sony is never going to be cheap, it makes no sense to push something in the low end segment. The problems are: Xperia 10 is not a mid range and sucks (a 5 years old Xperia is better and cheaper) and the Xperia 5 is too close to the Xperia 1 (which is something that only people unable to understand the value of money can buy), both in terms of price and specs. They need an Xperia 5 for a broader audience and Xperia 10 that is a bit higher up in the mid range segment, as currently it's just an expensive low end phone. But I guess it's too hard for their management to understand such a thing, so they will end up creating a new poorly positioned product nobody will buy.
Totally agree on your statement. In 2023, the Xperia 10 fall short to be considered a midrange phone after all. And for it specs, it is ridiculous how Sony is pricing it.
The Xperia 5, on the other hand, gets something right as a flaghip but also an expensive option, in my opinion.
Anyhow, what features do you consider from a phone to call it a mid-range tho?
I don't know to be honest. But the photographic compartment is disappointing, older single camera models (including a z5c I still own) are better. Still no 4k recording, stereo speakers only added in 2023... A truly compact mid range could be a way for Sony to stand out in a crowded space. But again, they need an upper mid/premium in the 850 range max and a cheaper one in the 650 max range, so that the average buyer can decide whether to live with a decent and unique midrange or go the extra mile and buy something more premium without having to go for the very latest and greatest. Then you could even have something like the Xperia 10, but below its current price, which I think is impossible for Sony. The 1 could stay where it is. But as much as you can reuse from other designs, the commercialization of an additional Xperia to fill the gap is going to be more expensive and confusing than having two correctly spaced mid and upper mid phones. Would then results in possible market failure. Just my take.