Smartphone manufacturers are getting ready to announce their newest top models with the Mobile World Congress approaching. Sony is likely to have five new smartphone models on the shelf: the Xperia L3 budget phone, the XA3, and XA3 Ultra mid-range smartphones, and the high-end Xperia XZ4 and XZ4 Compact.
The Sony Xperia XZ4 will be the new top model. This mobile phone is likely to have an extra long screen; it would be a 6.5-inch HDR OLED display with a 21: 9 display ratio and a QHD + resolution (3360 × 1440 pixels). A new trademark confirms this rumor.
On 4 February 2019, Sony Mobile Communications filed a trademark with the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office) for the CinemaWide name. The trademark is classified as Class 9 with the description; ‘smartphones, tablets, displays, application software for smartphones, image processing apparatus, exposed cinematographic films.’
The application was submitted by lawyer Müller Fottner from Munich, who acted on behalf of Sony Mobile Communications. This German company has in the past more often applied for brand names for Sony.
Sony Xperia XZ4 smartphone
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The term Cinema Wide refers to a 21: 9 aspect ratio. In combination with the description, it seems that Sony will give the new screen of the Xperia XZ4 the name, CinemaWide. However, we can not yet fully exclude that something else is involved. Like a Cinema app for the XZ4, although this seems significantly less likely.
With such a screen size, chances are that you can also make extra wide recordings with the smartphone camera, after which you can show and play the images directly in full glory on your phone screen. Probably the mobile device is equipped with a triple camera; the main camera would have 52 megapixels and a bright f / 1.6 lens.
The Android 9.0 smartphone is powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor with 6GB RAM. In addition, Sony seems to want to equip its flagship with an extra powerful battery with a capacity of 4,400 mAh, more than enough to watch cinema films for hours on end.
Incidentally, the Xperia XZ4 will probably also be provided with a 3.5 mm connection. That is remarkable since the current XZ3 no longer has a headphone connection; Sony seems to want to turn this back now.
The MWC 2019 will start on February 25, and on an opening day, Sony will hold a press conference to officially present the new Xperia smartphones.