If you’re looking for all of the latest info on the Sony Xperia Z6, we’ve got the lowdown on what’s known so far about the upcoming handset. Although almost everybody was expecting Sony to unveil the new Z6 at the MWC 2016 event, instead the company launched a brand new range of handsets, the X series. If you’re a fan of Sony Xperia phones, it’s also worth noting that the X-series is now available for pre-order in the UK. But, if you’re hoping to get your hands on the Z6 when it finally arrives, here’s everything that you need to know.
When’s The Release Date?
Even though the Sony Xperia Z5 has not long been released, many are sure that it won’t be long before the Z6 is unveiled as Sony tends to run on a six-month release cycle with the Xperia handsets. In the past, Sony has mainly launched their new smartphone handsets around March and September each year, in line with the MWC and Berlin’s IFA tradeshow. And, this year looks set to be in line with previous patterns, with rumours that Sony will be showcasing its latest flagship at the MVC in Barcelona, set to be held in February 2017.
What’s New About the Z6?
The previous generations of Sony Xperia were the first to be available in three different size variants; the Xperia Z5, Z5 Premium and Z5 Compact. As of now, there’s no news on whether or not this trend is set to continue with the Z6, however it seems likely given the success of the past generation. Whilst most things are expected to stay the same, such as the screen resolution, design, storage space and colours, there are also a few changes rumoured to be lined up. First off, there is the new Snapdragon 820 chip from Qualcomm, which is set to offer significant improvements in performance when compared with previous Sony Xperia models, and is widely expected to be a big feature on the new handset. Along with that, there’s also been some talk of a pressure-sensitive display to feature on the Z6, following in the footsteps of Apple with the 3D Touch panel on the iPhone.
Is It Worth Waiting for the Z6?
If you’re contemplating waiting for the Sony Xperia Z6 to be released before upgrading your handset, it’s worth knowing whether or not it will be worth the wait. For those who are using the latest Z5 handset, there may not be much of an upgrade to look forward to with the next release, however, if you’re using an earlier Sony Xperia handset or even a handset from another manufacturer, it could be worth waiting for the Z6 to finally be unveiled and released in February. If you’re hoping to use the handset with your current carrier or want to get a SIM only handset, click the link to get more information on codes to unlock Sony Xperia handsets.
Even though the Z5 is still quite new, the Z6 is expected to be unveiled soon.