Japanese electronics company Sony may not be the most popular name in the smartphone industry anymore and is not even competing with the major players in the Indian market. However, that does not mean that Sony smartphones are not available in other markets. The most recent launch from the company is Sony Xperia 1 and that sports a 4K-resolution OLED screen with an aspect ratio of 21:9. Now, a new report has surfaced online that suggests that the company is planning to launch its Sony Xperia 1R smartphone that will come with a 5K resolution display.
According to a leaked user-agent (UA) profile for the upcoming device that was first published by Japanese website Sumahoinfo, shows that the resolution of the Sony Xperia 1R will be 5040×2160 pixels. This means that the upcoming handset will be the first-ever to come with a 5K resolution. The smartphone was earlier believed to be Xperia 2, but more recent reports suggest that it will be called as Sony Xperia 1R. The device is expected to launch at IFA 2019 and will have the model number J8220.
While there is no confirmation about the size of the screen of the Sony Xperia 1R yet, according to GSMArea, it could sport a 6.5-inch display at the very least. This has been deduced from the fact that Sony Xperia 1 sports 6.5-inch 4K screen. This means that the pixel density of the device will be 899ppi, and that further indicated that the smartphone will come with an aspect ratio of 21:9, much like Sony Xperia 1.
We should mention that a 5K or even a 4K screen may not be too necessary for anyone who has an ordinary usage and actually proves to be worthwhile when one runs a VR-based application on their device. It is worth pointing out that Sony is definitely pushing the boundaries of screen resolution on its smartphones even though it has lost its standing in the industry. Recently, the company even withdrew from India and other markets in an attempt to make its business profitable.
Sony’s decision was announced at the company’s corporate strategy meeting for the fiscal year 2019 that was held in Tokyo, Japan. The company also announced that Japan, Europe, Taiwan and Hong Kong are its major ‘focus regions’ for the smartphone business. On the other hand, the non-focus or defocused countries include Africa, Australia, Canada, India, Mexico, and the Middle East.