19 July 2019
Sony has many new smartphones to launch this year but not much is known about them. There are almost little to no details of them and now a new mysterious trademark adds up which again offers nothing but you could make some guesswork and expect an interesting feature to come.
Sony has recently trademarked, S-Cinetone, one of the features which are expected to embrace the upcoming phones. Spotted in a series of trademark filings, the name S-Cinetone appears to be an asset of the video side of things. “S” in the name could simply be the brand name which is Sony while the rest appears to be a combination of the words “cinema” and “tone.”
It’s expected that the rumored Xperia 2 smartphone will gain this feature since its predecessor Xperia 1 shipped with “Cinema Pro” mode. The function of this feature in question is unknown but you can expect it to be somewhere related to video photography.
According to documents filed with USPTO and EUIPO, the S-Cinetone technology will be found in digital cameras, computer programs, tablets, and more, in addition to just smartphones.
Furthermore, the trademark documents also reveal that Sony's next-gen devices will use a 21:9 display.
Going by some early renders, the Xperia 2 has dual rear cameras and thick bezels around the display.
Xperia 2 has already taken a good amount of time in launching, given that its predecessor Xperia 1 launched in June last year. The upcoming IFA 2019 event happening in Berlin appears to be the perfect stage for Sony to launch its new product lineup.