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Sony may release two new phones at Mobile World Congress 2017, reports say

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It looks like Sony is prepping for a pretty big unveiling at Mobile World Congress next year — reports indicate that the company may release two surprise phones at the event. Of course, that in itself won’t be too much of a surprise considering the company traditionally releases new phones at MWC every year.

As far as what the phones will be, that has yet to be seen. Code names for the phones have been spotted at the Eurasian Economic Commission, however we don’t know what the code names relate to or mean. The code names are G3112 and G3121.

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While it’s unclear exactly what the handsets will look like, some rumors suggest that one of them could be the Xperia X2, since it will have been a full year since the original Xperia X was released at MWC 2015.

The Xperia X featured a Snapdragon 650 processor, along with 3GB of RAM and either 32 or 64GB of storage. The real standout feature of the device, however, was the camera — which came in with a hefty 23MP sensor, an f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus. The front-facing camera was no slouch either — its sensor was 13MP with an f/2.0 aperture and a 1/3″ sensor size.

It’s highly likely that the Sony Xperia X2 will follow the original X’s focus on the camera when it is finally released. If it turns out that the new phone is in the works, it’s likely we will hear more details and rumors about it over the next few months, especially considering the fact that the next MWC isn’t until late in February 2017. Sony hasn’t really made any big announcements in the smartphone industry for a few months, so it will be interesting to see how its next handsets stack up.