Exclusive: Sony Xperia F8331 photographed, shows brand new design

Peter, 18 July, 2016

Photos of the Sony Xperia F8331 - what should be Sony's next flagship this year - were left in our tip box by a reader of ours. And they show a very different design, a clean break from the Z lineup.

The F8331 will top the Xperia X Performance with a slightly bigger screen (still 1080p) and 4K video capture with both cameras (!), front and back.

Sony Xperia F8331 live photos Sony Xperia F8331 live photos Sony Xperia F8331 live photos
Sony Xperia F8331 live photos

The design is a much bigger change, however. Now the top and bottom are flat while the left and right sides are curved. On the back, the camera has a new layout with a dual-LED flash and there's a panel at the bottom (antenna window? the back looks like brushed metal).

The front is more recognizable, including the front-facing stereo speakers and the NFC antenna near the earpiece (this is an inconvenient location).

There's a USB Type-C port on the bottom, this would be Sony's first. Don't worry, the 3.5mm headphone jack is still here (on top).

Sony's first USB Type C 3.5mm headphone jack
Sony's first USB Type C 3.5mm headphone jack

We don't know about a launch date yet, but it will be this year. With IFA approaching (and Sony attending), keep your eyes peeled in September.

Thanks for the awesome tip!


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Reader comments

  • AnonD-528139

YEEEEEESSSS! I really wish to see the Cybeshot series come back in an android form.

  • shan

I think Sony come back with cybershot series nd please change the of new mobile looks nd display 5.5 and slim camera with red infrared light sound dolby atoms types speakers

  • Anonymous

right on point! fire those greedy ceos or coos or whoevers making those crappy design!