Late last month, the upcoming Sony Xperia XZ1 was spotted online on the Geekbench benchmark database as the G8341. Today, the smartphone has made an appearance on the GFXBench database, revealing some more key specifications.
The GFXBench listing tells us there will be three variants of the Xperia XZ1 – G8341, G8342, and the SO-O1K. While the third variant will be exclusively sold in Japan, the G8342 is likely the dual-SIM version of the Xperia XZ1. According to the benchmark listing, the smartphone will feature a 5.1-inch display with 1080 x 1920 Full HD resolution. However, going by GFXBench’s track record of getting the screen size wrong more often than not, we expect the handset to feature the same 5.2-inch display size as the Xperia XZs.
Under the hood, Xperia XZ1 will run on a more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset with the Adreno 540 GPU, a significant upgrade over the Snapdragon 820 chipset inside the Xperia XZs. In the memory department, the upcoming smartphone will include 4GB of RAM and 64GB of built-in storage. Since Sony offers expandable storage on all its smartphones, we don’t expect the Xperia XZ1 to be any different.
While the Xperia XZ1 will be more powerful than the Xperia XZs, it will largely be identical in the camera department. The primary camera will be a 19MP Motion Eye unit with 4K video capture and possible the same 960fps slow-mo video capture as well. For selfies, the handset will come equipped with a 13MP snapper on the front.
While the hardware is not quite cutting-edge for a device releasing in 2H 2017, the smartphone could very well be one of the first to ship with the Android 8.0 operating system out of the box. It currently runs Android 8.0, with the Sony custom Android skin on top.
The Sony Xperia XZ1 is expected to be unveiled alongside the Xperia XZ1 Compact at Sony’s pre-IFA 2017 press conference on August 31st.
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