Sony Mobile’s next generation Xperia flagship, tentatively named Xperia 5 II.
It is said that it will almost certainly be released as a fall/winter model for at least Docomo (SO-52A) and au (SOG02) in Japan.
But this time, I found some interesting information about this Xperia 5 II release schedule.
The contents are:
As I said, the development of Xperia 5 II is proceeding as planned, but the supply of parts is behind. Therefore, the release date of the model may be delayed until November or December. The Japanese version will be the first release again.
In short, there is a high possibility that shipment of parts for full-scale mass production will be delayed, so the release will be from November to December.
However, it is unclear whether the shipment itself will be delayed, or even if the shipment is on-lime, it will take time to transport due to the influence of the new corona.
In addition, it was deleted immediately before taking a screenshot,Specific parts whose supply is delayed are “minor”Since it is said that it is not at least a main component such as a chip, a memory, or a display.
By the way, as the German information from Twitter in July, there was information that the development of Xperia 5 II is proceeding as planned and that the Japanese version precedes the release.
This information is also from “German friend”, so it is possible that it is the same source, but if that is the case, the development status has not changed from that time (or is it already developed?) You may have caught the new information that there is a delay in the process.
By the way, the Xperia 1 II, which was a flagship in the first half of 2020, was released in Japan slightly earlier than usual, and it was a rare advance release in Japan.
However, overseas releases are slower than usual in almost all countries and regions, and finally released in the United States at the end of July. Moreover, it has been pointed out that the arrival of goods has continued to be delayed in the country even after the product was released, which may be partly due to some delay in product logistics.
In addition, it is said that the release of iPhone 12 will be early in the second half of October this year, and when calculated backward, the announcement will be October and a half yen. This time coincides with the announcement of the autumn/winter (winter-spring) model of domestic carriers.
In that case, there is a possibility that the announcement of the autumn-winter model will be delayed this year.
Source: Android Next