Sony Xperia 5G Prototype Showcased at MWC 2019

Sony had some interesting smartphone launches also however a foldable telephone was a no-show and there was not much talk about a 5G telephone at its keynote either. However, the company did have a 5G prototype Xperia telephone on display at its booth, as well as Qualcomm’s booth.

The apparatus was allegedly shown off in the stalls of both firms at MWC 2019, but it was in a casing so attendees couldn’t get their hands on it. However, we don’t have any other information about the telephone regarding specifications or possibly a name. Given that the fact that it was also seen at Qualcomm’s booth, it makes logical sense that it’s running on the Snapdragon 855 mobile platform, with the X50 5G modem.

Technology site Pocket-lint reports that the phone is now only known by its own internal name’AG-1′ and is not a commercial device, as it is only used for network and experience testing with key customers, as told to them with a Sony representative. The prototype unit was likewise a 5mm wave product, in addition to encouraging the sub-6GHz band. “At the present time, from a rollout point of view, 5G just isn’t there. In 4G, you may still


more speed in more areas than 5G, in the moment,” explained Adam Marsh from Sony’s international communications group.

It is too early to tell when Sony will really have a commercial 5G product to flaunt but it does not look like they are in any hurry, making sense. It is going to only be till next year or beyond, until we actually observe an exhaustive roll-out of 5G. By then, we’re pretty sure Sony is going to have a device prepared for commercial launch.