The letter is dated this month which means it couldn’t be a major change.
Japanese smartphone manufacturer Sony is speculated to unveil a new flagship at the MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2018 event to be held at the end of this month. The company now wants to change a design element of its top-tier smartphone. This huge change and also pretty late considering there are only two weeks left in between.
The company has sent a letter to FCC (Federal Communications Commission) in which it requested one of the grants to be dismissed. Sony describes the reason for the dismissal to be a design change. Though the device received the FCC certification, it hasn’t been sold or marketed anywhere. So the commission will likely have no issues in dismissing the grant.
The reason for the change is still a mystery. Maybe Sony added something new, or it clashes the design aspects with another to be released the smartphone. The letter is dated February 7, so there is not enough time for a major change to the flagship, but its important enough to request a dismissal. The design could be anything from the shape of the device to the placement of a fingerprint sensor.
The Japanese company previously claimed their MWC 2018 press conference would be held on February 26 where the flagship is supposed to be unveiled to the public. Interestingly, it’s just a day after Samsung will launch its Galaxy S9 series (S9 and S9+). It could be a way of Sony declaring their flagships as a worthy competitor to the Galaxy S9 series. As per rumours, Sony will also be launching a couple of mid-range smartphones of Xperia series together as well. This will be the first major launch, and we are excited what Sony has to offer this year.