Sony 2023 Xperia lineup could see the company ditch a dated feature

Sony’s Xperia 2023 lineup may see the company drop an old feature

We’re done with the major phone announcements for this year and the reports are now focused on next year’s releases, with a particular focus on upcoming Apple and Samsung phones. Sony is also quietly working on new models and allegedly has at least five phones in the pipeline.
Japanese site SumahoDigest (trans NotebookCheck) which often leaks information about Sony products has passed on some information obtained from the Sony forum which indicates that the company will release at least the following models in 2023:
  • Xperia PRO-II
  • Xperia 10 V
  • Xperia Ace IV
  • Xperia 1 V
  • Xperia 5 V
The forum post says that three of these models, presumably the Xperia PRO-II, Xperia 1 V and Xperia 5 V, will be powered by rumors. Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, while one that is likely to be compact Ace IV, would have him Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 is under the hood, and one, apparently Xperia 10 V, will be powered by Snapdragon 6 Gen 1.
Another Ace variant, which is usually only released in Japan, the company’s home country, will also be coming to global markets. This is great news for anyone looking for Android Apple iPhone mini alternative.

The report says that the Xperia 1 V, 5 V, and 10 V will stick to the current launch pattern, which means we can expect the 1 V and 10 V in May, and the 5 V in September.

It’s also been suggested that Sony is finally ready to retire the physical fingerprint scanner in favor of a screen reader. Most Android manufacturers have already switched to in-screen fingerprint readers, and while the capacitive variety is considered more reliable by many people, that cannot be said for recent Sony phones and the company has dedicated an entire page to help. Customers facing fingerprint problems.