Sony introduced their new flagship smartphone Sony Xperia XZ Premium, at the MWC in February, 2017. It was the foremost smartphone that was announced to equip the Snapdragon 835 processor. However, it hasn’t made it to the markets yet; but now, it has appeared on the Geekbench bench marking website.
On the Geekbench listing, the Xperia XZ Premium stands with a model number, Sony G8141. As per the listing, the phone runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS; and is powered by Snapdragon 835, along with 4GB of RAM. Here, the phone has scored 1943 points and 5824 points on the single-core and multi-core tests, respectively.
However, it is unsure whether the one spotted on the Geekbench now, is the final retail version or a testing device. The performance scores seems to be neat, but still way lesser than the scores of the Samsung S8 pair and the Xiaomi Mi 6. To recall, the S8 recorded 2008 and 6575 points; and S8+ recorded 2006 and 6708 points on the single and multi-core tests; whereas, it was 2006 and 6438 in the case of the Mi 6.
Anyhow, the score difference shall not be bothered so much. The phone, while the bench-marking happened, could probably be running on a low-set clock-speed, for its Snapdragon 835 or using software that was meant for the testing. There are possibilities for these things to be refined before the launch, to render a better performance.
Besides, it might be also due to the 4K display the phone wears on, throwing out a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels that could have taken on the performance of the Snapdragon 835 chipset. Possibly, the high resolution pixels might have eaten-up the performance of the processor.
The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is expected to go on sale by this month and is expected to be available in the UK markets, with a price tag of £645 ($830). Moreover, the pre-orders can begin 22nd May onward. Now that in Germany, the carrier, O2 will start shipping it by June 1st, priced at £749 ($815).