The FCC-certified Xperia phone is code-named Kugo and bears a serial number Sony 14784Z. It received certification for its Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capabilities and all that the certification reveals is that it features a 2,700 mAh battery. On the basis of such details, there is no way to confirm if the phone is indeed close to launch or if Sony is planning on releasing it next year.
Back in July, images of an upcoming Xperia phone code-named F8331 surfaced on GSM Arena and revealed a larger display than the X Performance. The site also claimed that both front and back cameras in the phone will be able to capture videos in 4K resolution. The leaked images betrayed a metallic back in the yet-to-be-launched phone instead of glass and the presence of a uniquely-placed Dual LED flash just below the rear camera slot.
A day before the images were leaked, a tech website named Yibada claimed that as per GFXBench, the new Xperia flagship phone will feature a Snapdragon 820 processor, 3GB of RAM, a 5.1-inch Full HD display, 32GB of internal storage and a 23-megapixel rear camera. Sony has routinely launched two or more variants of the same device with varied specifications, so it is possible that the company may launch either a phablet-sized variant or a sub-5-inch display variant of the phone with different set of specifications and price points.
Image source: Phone Arena