However, industry sources now hint at the possibility for a different development, including a total of four device releases, two of which major ones, throughout 2016. This entails that the alleged 4-inch Z6 Mini won't become a reality and the lineup will consist of an Xperia Z6, Z6 Compact, Z6 Plus and Z6 Ultra. The rumor also states that two of those will be flagship releases and run on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 SoC.
Furthermore, the two major device releases are said to come a few months apart – one in June and the other one in October 2016, to be exact. Design-wise, the new lineup will allegedly incorporate a lot of Metal for a fresh new look.
This new prediction coincides with a recently leaked T-Mobile release roadmap, so it might just hold some water. Hopefully, we will learn more on the topic at Sony's CES press conference, which has already been set for January 5. Until then, your guess on the future of Sony's mobile division is just as good as ours.