An upcoming Sony Xperia smartphone with the codename ‘Pikachu’ has been leaked on the popular GFXBench database. According to the specs unveiled at GFXBench, the smartphone will aim to the mid-range class, maybe for emerging markets.
The smartphone is leaked to come with a 5-inch display with 720 x 1280 HD resolution, which gives a pixel density of 294 PPI. Powering the ‘Pikachu’ smartphone will be the MediaTek MT6757 octa-core SoC based on the ARM Cortex-A53 architecture, and clocked at a high 2.3 GHz. As for graphics, the chipset integrates the ARM Mali-T880 MP2 GPU, which is expected bring a quite good performance. Also, the octa-core chipset will be packed with 3GB of RAM, which is the standard of a mid-range smartphone launched in 2017. As for storage, the smartphone will come with 32GB of onboard memory, which will be further expandable via a microSD card slot.
In terms of camera, the upcoming Xperia will have a 23MP main camera at the back, with the video-capture capability in 1080p Full HD and an 8MP front-facing snapper at the front, which will also support video recording up to 1080p. About the software, the handset can run on Android 7.0 Nougat, but it’s not confirmed that Sony will launch it with Android Nougat out of the box at the date release.
But unfortunately as it isn’t clear if the ‘Pikachu’ is going to be announced at the MWC event in Barcelona this month. A recent rumor has claimed that Sony would be announcing at least five new Xperia smartphones at MWC this year, including its new flagship smartphone with a 4K Ultra HD display and the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC under the hood. There was no mention of ‘Pikachu’ in that leak, but it talked about the ‘Hinoki’, which appears to somewhat similar to Sony ‘Pikachu’ smartphone.