Mysterious Sony phablet with 6.2-inch display and Android Oreo spotted on GFXBench

A new 6.2-inch Sony smartphone has appeared on the GFXBench benchmarking site. The new Sony phablet, simply labeled as G8541, could be the Sony Xperia XZ1 Ultra that will be arriving as a successor for the Xperia Z Ultra from 2013.

GFXBench shows the mystery Sony smartphone boasting a 6.2-inch Full HD display, yet a second screen size of 12.3 inches that supports a 4K resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels is also listed. This means that either the benchmarking site made and error, or that the Sony G8541 would be available in both phablet and tablet editions.

Under the hood, the new Sony phone is listed to sport an unnamed Qualcomm octa-core CPU @ 2.4GHz featuring an Adreno 540 graphics processor. This information indicates that the Snapdragon 835 chipset will most likely be powering the upcoming device.

The SoC is accompanied by 4 GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The device will run on Android 8.0 Oreo and will support NFC connectivity.

GFXBench lists the phone as having a 19-megapixel rear camera, suggesting that it may arrive with a Sony IMX400 sensor, which is capable of capturing 960 fps slow motion videos in 4K. Around front, the phone features a 12-megapixel selfie shooter.

Touch autofocus, face detection, and an LED flash are all expected to complete the camera setup but surprisingly HDR functionality is not listed. There is no information listed indicating the lens or aperture size either.

A new 6.2-inch Sony smartphone has appeared on the GFXBench benchmarking site. The new Sony phablet, simply labeled as G8541, could be the Sony Xperia XZ1 Ultra that will be arriving as a successor for the Xperia Z Ultra from 2013.
Mysterious Sony phablet with 6.2-inch display and Android Oreo spotted on GFXBench. Photo: reddit.

As of now, there is no word on when this phone will make an appearance, and based on what we’ve seen so far, it’s doubtful that the mystery phablet will be a flagship phone.

It’s possible that Sony may announce it alongside the Sony Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact on Sept. 1 through the IFA 2017 tech trade show. However, considering not much else has been leaked about the phone, chances are slim.


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