Although it has yet to unveil a new top tier device this year, Sony is poised to introduce the Xperia XR next month, according to Pocket Lint.
Replacing the old Xperia X5, the XR is expected to be just as stylish as its predecessors, albeit with a full metal frame rather than one featuring plastic or glass.
A 5.1 inch 1080p display, 23 megapixel primary camera and eight megapixel front-facing snapper are on the cards, with 4K video recording reportedly possible with either of the lenses, making it an impressive streaming device if true.
The Snapdragon 820 chipset from Qualcomm will be at the heart of the Xperia XR, along with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage space. Fans can also expect that Sony will be sticking with its past form and making the device resistant to water and dust, ensuring it can survive unexpected accidents.
Sony has not achieved the same level of success in the smartphone market as its peers like Samsung, but it has a loyal customer base built up, thanks to previous flagship Xperia range launches. The Xperia XR is likely to please this group, as well as perhaps having the ability to win over others.