• New leaked pictures suggest that Sony is planning to release a Sony Xperia C model.

New leaked pictures suggest that Sony is planning to release a Sony Xperia C model. (Photo : Baidu/Hao Ge 042)

The second largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, Sony, has been mum on the status of its Z series since the introduction of its Xperia X line up at Mobile World Congress 2016. Speculations are now increasing that Sony will not continue developing its Xperia Z line up.

In February, rumors suggest that the Japanese multinational corporation would drop details about its Xperia Z6 device; however, Sony presented its all-new Xperia X line up - X Performance, Xperia XA and Xperia X. Now, it is said that the release of Xperia Z6 is still in shadows, and Xperia Z5 may likely be the last model to the company's Z series.

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On the contrary, Sony Mobile US head of marketing Don Mesa clarified that Xperia Z6 will not be replaced by the X series, and the latter was only released specifically for consumers who prefer less than what Xperia Z line provides, Android Pit reported. He added that Sony's X product line is a separate line from the Xperia Z series.

Since the company representative already clarified that the Xperia Z lineup will not go away, there may be a chance that Zony Xperia Z5's successor will be unveiled during the Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin (IFA), which will be held on Sept. 2 to Sept. 7, since Z5 was introduced at the same event in 2015.

If Sony will release its much anticipated Xperia Z6 at IFA 2016, it is said that Sony fanatics can expect better hardware and specs, as Z6 is rumored to be equipped with a higher battery capacity, a Snapdragon 820 chipset and an improved 25MP rear snapper.

Meanwhile, another Sony Xperia lineup is now making waves online. Earlier this year, Sony was supposed to announce the much-hyped Xperia C6, but the company failed to do so; however, recent leaked images of Sony Xperia C6 proved that Sony will continue its plan on releasing the said device.

The leaked image of Xperia C6 shows a very thin side bezel smartphone packed with 6-inch screen display, with a large front snapper with flash. Aside on what was seen on the leaked images, previous reports claim that Xperia C6 will run on MediaTek Helio P10 processor backed with 2GB of RAM. It will also feature 16GB built-in ROM that can be expandable up to 200GB via an SD card.

Since the leaked images, which appeared in Baidu, was shown to the public, fanatics can not stop to wonder on when it will hit the shelves; however, Sony has yet to comment and verify if the images are authentic, or if it really is the much anticipated Xperia C6.

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