Sony Xperia Z5
Sony Xperia Z5IBTimes India/Raymond Ronamai

Sony's next big thing is its flagship smartphone dubbed as Xperia Z6. The smartphone maker is mum on its upcoming device, but people have started talking about it.

A section of the media has claimed that the Xperia Z6 could be announced at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona but this is very unlikely. Sony has the tradition of showcasing its big products at the IFA in Berlin and the brand may follow the same with the new device as well. The next-generation smartphone is also expected to be announced at the event in September before it is released in October.

The Japanese technology giant is yet to reveal any detail about its flagship device. In fact, it's a bit early to talk about it but several leaks have revealed all the key specifications.

According to a report by Japanese website DoCoMo (via IBTimes UK), Sony Xperia Z6 will sport a 5.2-inch IPS WQHD display with 2,560x1,440 pixels, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system.

The device is also expected to come packed with a 4GB RAM, expandable up to 512GB via microSD card, house a Adreno530 GPU and mount a 23MP main camera with f2.0 aperture. In terms of connectivity, it is expected to have Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth v4.2. It is also expected to be IP68 certified -- dust proof and water resistant.

However, the aforementioned specifications are yet to be confirmed. 

It may be mentioned that Sony Xperia Z5 was one of the most-anticipated devices released last year. It has a 5.2-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1,080x1,920 pixels (428 ppi pixel density), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Android 5.1.1 Lollipop (upgradable to Android 6.0 Marshmallow), a 32 GB internal storage (expandable up to up to 200 GB via microSD card), a 3GB RAM, a 23MP main camera, a 5.1MP secondary camera and a non-removable Li-Ion 2,900mAh battery.