Making the announcement on micro-blogging site Twitter, Sony said, “Focus closely now, a new way to capture split-second photos is coming. 03.08.15 #Xperia.”

Sony reported its highest first-quarter profit since 2006 on Thursday due to strong sales of camera sensors and PlayStation 4 video games, beating analyst estimates and helping to reassure investors a recent stock offering would pay off.

April-June operating profit rose 39 percent to 96.9 billion yen ($780.8 million), compared with the 73.3 billion average estimate of 18 analysts polled.
The result comes after Sony last month announced its first capital raising in a quarter of a century, sending its shares tumbling. Sony said it would use the funds to boost production of image sensors, which are now among its strongest-selling products.
Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai is banking on sensors to anchor a turnaround at Sony, which is pulling back from goods such as smartphones and TVs that are losing out to cheaper rivals in Asia as well as to industry giants like Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd.
Strong demand from smartphone makers, who are competing to offer high-quality cameras on both the front and back of handsets, has helped to drive sales of sensors.