Apparently, a new Sony smartphone is on the verge of being released, after being spotted on GFXBench, sporting the code name Pikachu. Well, now we know that whoever came with this name is still playing Pokemon Go…
According to the listing, the handset is an upper-mid-range model, being powered by a MediaTek-made MT6757 Helio P20 system-on-chip, with an octa-core configuration, running at 2.3 GHz. As for the display, it measures 5 inches and has an HD resolution of 1280 x 780 pixels. A bit too low for 2017, we’d say, considering the size.
The processor is aided by a Mali-T880 graphics unit and 3 GB of RAM, while the internal storage capacity counts 32 GB. We still don’t know anything about the presence or the lack of a microSD card slot, but hopefully, it will be there.
The same GFXBench listing reveals that the so-called Sony Pikachu comes with a 21 MP camera on the back, able to take pictures at a maximum resolution of 5520 x 4160 pixels and shoot full HD videos, while the front shooter should rely on an 8 MP sensor.
Finally, the handset will come with Google’s latest dessert, Android 7.0 Nougat, out of the box, but customized with Sony’s own UI.
It is said that the Sony Pikachu is actually the G3112, the subject of a few leaks until now and also confirmed to be powered by a Helio P20 and feature an HD display.
We’re looking forward to MWC 2017, where this mysterious smartphone could make its official debut!