Just over 6 years ago, the then CEO of Sony, Kazuo Hirai, confirmed that the Japanese company would leave the market of low range smartphones to concentrate on the manufacture and sale of high-quality devices with great features. Now a leak of a new Sony S20A puts this strategy to the ground.
The firm seems to have realized that some of the best-selling phones of recent years are not phones of about $1,000, but quite the opposite. The cheap models but with attractive features like the Xiaomi Redmi Note or the Samsung Galaxy A have become a success for their respective manufacturers and it seems that Sony now wants to re-enter this market.
Sony S20A: New cheap smartphone spotted in the TENAA
This new Sony phone has a model number identified as Sony S20A and has just appeared in the Chinese TENAA with specifications of entry-level smartphones.
This supposed Sony S20A measures 150.8 x 72.8 mm, has a thickness of 12 mm and weighs 215 grams. Available in gold, white, black, red and blue colors the phone sports a small 5.45-inch screen that offers a resolution lower than HD, 960 x 480 pixels. It is quite rare to see a conventional smartphone manufacturer to launch a phone with such low resolutions these days.
The main strength of this phone is a huge 4,000 mAh battery that should carry the autonomy of the smartphone, with this screen size and the resolution mentioned above, we should have 3 days under normal use without charging.
To these specifications must be added the presence of a modest quad-core chipset that works at 1.3GHz. In addition to RAM memory options that do not match these specifications too much. 3 GB, 4 GB and 6 GB are present as well as storage options of 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB with possibility of expansion via microSD card. Of course, this Sony S20A does not seem to have a fingerprint reader and has a 2-megapixel front camera as well as a 5-megapixel rear main camera that supports 720p video recording.
We hope to know more information about this curious phone in the next few days.