Sony Foldable Phone: News and Expected Price, Release Date, Specs; and More Rumors

Dive into the world of foldable phones as Sony joins the rumor mill. Possible Xperia Fold, 2024 launch, premium cost, and unfolding mysteries.

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Sony Foldable Phone: News and Expected Price, Release Date, Specs; and More Rumors

Sony Foldable Phone: News and Expected Price, Release Date, Specs; and More Rumors

Foldable smartphones are the hot new device category in the mobile world, and Sony is the latest manufacturer rumored to be joining the foldable party. Very little is actually known about Sony's plans for a foldable phone, but here's a rundown of the news and rumors so far.

Release Date Speculation Points to 2024 Launch

There is no confirmed release date for a Sony foldable phone. In fact, it's unclear if this device is even real or just a rumor. The initial report of a potential Sony foldable came from a tip on a Korean forum that was highlighted by If Sony does end up developing a foldable phone, the soonest we would likely see it launch is 2024.

Possible "Xperia Fold" Name and Clamshell Design

If the rumors prove true, Sony's first foldable could be called the Xperia Fold. It's expected to fold vertically in a clamshell design, similar to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. Allegedly it may not have a secondary cover display, with the screen only visible when the phone is opened up.

"the next-generation high-end compact Xperia will be a vertically open foldable Xperia without a secondary screen," Korean forum rumor via  Smartphone Digest.

Display industry expert Ross Young has suggested the unfolded screen size could be just over 6 inches. Other reports point to a 7-inch display when opened.

Premium Price Likely Over $2,500

Without any official confirmation of this phone, there is no pricing information directly from Sony. However, given the ultra-premium pricing of Sony's current flagships like the $2,500 Xperia Pro, a foldable Sony phone would surely exceed that by at least a few hundred dollars.

Hardware Specs and Features Still a Mystery

Since this device is still very much in the rumor stages, no reliable information exists yet about the potential hardware specs and features. As a foldable flagship, it would likely contain one of the best mobile processors on the market and excellent camera components. Beyond that and the folding screen, other details remain a mystery.


While enticing, the reports of a Sony foldable phone are not much more than rumors at this stage. But if Sony does unveil a foldable smartphone in 2024 or beyond, it would be an exciting new entry in the expanding foldable market. Hopefully, more concrete details will emerge in the coming months about Sony's potential plans. For now, all we have is speculation.

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