Sony Xperia 5G Prototype Showcased at MWC 2019

Sony had some intriguing smartphone launches too however a foldable phone was a no-show and there was not much discussion about a 5G telephone in its keynote either. However, the company did have a 5G prototype Xperia telephone on display in its booth, as well as Qualcomm’s booth.

The device was allegedly shown off at the booths of both companies at MWC 2019, but it was at a casing so attendees could not get their hands on it. In the front, the 5G Xperia looks similar to the Xperia 1, with the exact same ultra-tall 21:9 CinemaWide screen. But, we do not have any other information concerning the telephone regarding specifications or possibly a name. Given that the fact that it was also seen at Qualcomm’s booth, it makes logical sense that it’s running on the Snapdragon 855 mobile platform, using the X50 5G modem.

Technology site Pocket-lint reports that the phone is currently only known by its own internal name’AG-1′ and isn’t a commercial apparatus, as it’s only being used for experience and network testing with key customers, as told to them with a Sony representative. The model unit was likewise a 5mm wave merchandise, in addition to encouraging the sub-6GHz band. “At the present time, by a rollout perspective, 5G isn’t there. In 4G, you can still [get] greater rate in more areas than 5G, in the present time,” said Adam Marsh by Sony’s global communications team.

It is too early to tell when Sony will actually possess a commercial 5G merchandise to flaunt but it does not look as they are in any hurry, making sense. It will only be until next year or beyond, before we actually see an exhaustive roll-out of 5G. By then, we’re pretty sure Sony is going to have a device ready for commercial launch.


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