Sony Xperia J8010 "Sphinx" gets closer to launch, international firmware spotted

03 July 2019
"Sphinx" will be joined by the J8210 "Horus". Both are expected to have a 5G modem.

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InsideTheTechAurora, 12 Jul 2019I don't think X2 will replace X1 at any meaning. It's complicate... moreNice explanation. I hope you are right.
But as you said Sony started from scratch so their old ways might not be their ways now. We will see..

Denis Thomas, 04 Jul 2019I don't know mate. But considering Sony's history of releases I ... moreI don't think X2 will replace X1 at any meaning. It's complicated to explain, but here's I what I know. From what I gathered from lots of sources, Sony Mobile used to work XZ3's successor in XZ4 moniker, that will look like XZ3 but with a dual camera on the back taken from XZ2 Premium's configuration and dual selfie camera as well for a year.

But during XZ4 R&D is on progress, Kaz Hirai steps down and Kenichiro Yoshida steps up, and Kimio Maki moved to Mobile Division's President. Under his authorization, he canceled the XZ4 project and decided to start everything from scratch. One of Kimio Maki's biggest challenge is bringing back at Sony fans again after XZ2 and XZ3 disappointed a lot of fans. So, he decided to jump to work on Xperia XZ2 Premium spiritual successor instead without any additional XZ3 spiritual successor, and that what brings us Xperia 1, the heir of Xperia Premium family and the halo flagship of Xperia (just like Mate for Huawei, Note for Samsung, V for LG, Mi Mix for Xiaomi). Xperia Premium family usually released in June/July (except Z5P on November), while vanilla Xperia released on April & October.

And because of Xperia 1, the only Sony smartphone currently rock on 2019 Snapdragon high-end chipset, and usually at least Sony has 2/3 smartphones rocking on top-of-the-line SD chipset, as well the vacuum place of Sony vanilla/normal flagship / XZ3 successor for April slot and this has been almost a year since XZ3 launched, so the upcoming XZ3's spiritual successor, named Xperia 2, should take the vanilla Xperia October slot instead. So, Xperia 2 is the true successor to XZ3, not Xperia 1. And for J8010 itself, it's gonna be Xperia 1 with 5G connectivity, like S10+ and S10 5G did.

Yeah, I could be wrong. Let me know. That's far I can explain.

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Anonymous, 09 Jul 2019Sony DID have the first water resistant smartphone. This link is... moreWrong. Try this, years before Z model Sony. Casio/LG was first wateresistant phone in 2005. Moto Defy was first Android water resistant phone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ad8PFj9ydFY

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Livid, 05 Jul 2019Absolutely wrong on all your comments. Sony made these changes ... moreSony DID have the first water resistant smartphone. This link is proof: http://www.appsforestateagents.co.uk/news/101285­/the-first-waterproof-smartphone

Anonymous, 07 Jul 2019Not the boring 4K screen and front facing speakers topic again..... moreName one :)

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Denis Thomas, 07 Jul 2019And how's XZ Premium is outdated? Name one phone who has an 800p... moreNot the boring 4K screen and front facing speakers topic again...You mean the 4K screen that the human eye can't distinguish from 1K ? That’s why no other brand is interested in 4K, as its just a gigantic gimmick.

If you were an Audiophile, then you'd know that speakers should never be faced in a parallel, front facing position as it degrades the sound quality. Speakers should be offset.

Look at the 2012 styling of the XZ Premium, same as the Z1, very outdated and primitive. Also, that model was plagued with design faults.

Anonymous, 07 Jul 2019Let me assist you. Meaning of “Trend”… change or develop in a... moreAnd how's XZ Premium is outdated? Name one phone who has an 800ppi screen and front facing speakers.
Just because it's older it doesn't mean it's worse or outdated.
Just because you have a phone with a different design it doesn't mean it's better. Far from it.

Anonymous, 07 Jul 2019Let me assist you. Meaning of “Trend”… change or develop in a... moreWhy is it biased?
I only said mechanical parts are not the way to go and that bezels are practical on a phone because you need space for all the sensors and front facing stuff that's important on a phone.
Do you agree with that?

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Denis Thomas, 07 Jul 2019Who says it's that? Who is in charge with these trends? No one. ... moreLet me assist you. Meaning of “Trend”… change or develop in a general direction, a fashion, a general direction in which something is developing or changing.
Xperia1 has 6mm bezels, which is huge for a 2019 flagship phone, in fact, the largest in its class. It’s a weird candy bar design.
The Trend or fashion of 2019, and what the people want is full screen display, not 2014 large design bezels.
You can hold the phone on its sides. Top side, bottom side, left side, right side. You have an outdated model phone with gigantic bezels called the XZ Premium, so your opinion is obviously totally biased.

Anonymous, 07 Jul 2019This is a Sony forum. To discuss the pros and cons. Designs of ... moreWho says it's that? Who is in charge with these trends? No one. Meaning it's up to each company what they do. And Sony is nowhere lacking with such small bezels on X1.

Anonymous, 05 Jul 2019They know nothing. Bias site that loves Samsung and Apple. No... moreI'm pretty sure Anandtech knows hella lot better about smartphone specs and how to properly perform benchmarks than any of us commenting here. "Bias site" yeah right, probably in your dream.

Livid, 07 Jul 2019Sony is NOT following the no bezel trend as it still has the big... moreConsidering the so small bezels on X1 alongside the removal of the headphone jack they are very well in the trend. You say biggest bezels.., where are they? Also what's the point of having no bezels anyway? Where are you going to rest your fingers?

So one question. If Sony is so bad and so not worthy,, what are you doing here?
I mean to me it seems like somebody's jealous sweetheart. If I see a topic I'm not interested, I'm not interested to get into and that's the definition of "I'm not interested"
So, why are you interested so much? Even I, a typical Sony fanboy have less replies in Sony posts than you.
So what gives?

Denis Thomas, 06 Jul 2019These are ways to have all display alongside a front facing came... moreSony is NOT following the no bezel trend as it still has the biggest bezels in it class. In typical Sony fashion, its 2/3 years behind the opposition. You like Sonys design, well good for you. Maybe one day you will prove me wrong, hahaha, but not today. And what constructive do you bring to this forum ? Nothing is the answer. Look at your own comments, full of insults, biased views, lack of knowledge, etc, etc. Also use a dictionary to understand the meaning of "design....Guess the truth offends you here.

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Denis Thomas, 06 Jul 2019These are ways to have all display alongside a front facing came... moreThis is a Sony forum. To discuss the pros and cons.
Designs of phones have had some interesting changes this year as all screen display is the rage. So, in fact, changing camera locations in in fact design changes. Having the option of the great rear camera for selfies with a flash is amazing.
You talk about bezels a lot, perhaps your a gamer. But in 2019, its all about no bezels and this is another area where Sony fails.

Livid, 06 Jul 2019You forgot to say "in your opinion", because nothing is a fact a... moreThese are ways to have all display alongside a front facing camera, not design. A way to kill the bezels for.. some reason like everyone. And one not practical at all. Mechanical parts are the easiest to break, and this is not an opinion.
You speak about Sony? You are a joke! Sony is following the awful no bezel trend as well. At least they don't have the awful notch but still the same nonetheless.

In all your posts you are trolling Sony. Having nothing constructive to add to the conversation. Just like last time with the camera, I will prove you wrong again..
So yeah phones are indeed looking the same up front with really small to none differences.., what else you got?

Denis Thomas, 06 Jul 2019Design is subjective, one may like it, another one might not. ... moreYou forgot to say "in your opinion", because nothing is a fact as you claim. What about new designs with rotating cameras, pop ups and shark fin cameras ? Designs are constantly changing. Only Sony is stuck in copy pasted phone design.

Livid, 06 Jul 2019No need to try and force your opinion and idealology on me or an... moreDesign is subjective, one may like it, another one might not.
And it's much better than the copy pasted phones of nowadays looking exactly like each other.
No need to try to correct me on this, since it's a fact that phones are looking more and more a copy of each other.

Denis Thomas, 05 Jul 2019No phone is worth the price tag of 1000, no phone. Also buying ... moreNo need to try and force your opinion and idealology on me or anyone else. Nobody cares. The XZ Premium is a ugly phone and I'd be embarased to show it in public. Very 2014 looking. You like it, well good for you. Xperia 1 is a cool looking phone for 2019, and in all reality, Sony has done a great job, but time is the ultimate test.

Livid, 05 Jul 2019Absolutely wrong on all your comments. Sony made these changes ... moreSony was the first with super slow motion of 960fps with XZ Premium. Sony behind? How come they are the only one who has worlds firsts every time they make an announcement?
As for the LCD no, the problems of amoled far surpass those of lcd ones.
If you think that someone's wrong, look at your comments always trolling on Sony posts, and before you play mature again on me, again, you only trolling on Sony posts without anything to add in a conversation.

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Nick Tagataka, 04 Jul 2019As I already said in my previous comment, Anandtech already conf... moreThey know nothing. Bias site that loves Samsung and Apple.
No iphone nor ipad has 10bit screen.

Samsung Display does not make 10 bit oled.