Japanese smartphone manufacturer Sony is gearing up to launch a new smartphone. The smartphone, whose model number is H8266, was spotted previously on GeekBench, and now it has appeared on another benchmarking website, Antutu. The Antutu benchmark is more detailed than the GeekBench one, giving more insight into the upcoming smartphone.

According to the Antutu database, the SONY H8266 sports an 18:9 aspect ratio display with a 2160 x 1080 pixels resolution. This is a new step for Sony since its previous displays were 1080p. The smartphone will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with Adreno 630 coupled with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage. The smartphone will also run on the latest Android 8.0 Oreo version.

Usually, the Antutu database reveals the optical specification, but none this time. An earlier rumor claimed the smartphone would feature dual 12 MP cameras in the rear and a 15 MP camera in the front for selfies and video calling while backed by a 3,130 mAh battery. Also, a previous leak revealed the device would come in four variants: H8216, H8266, H8276, and H8296.

The GeekBench result reported the same: the smartphone scored 2393 in the single-core and 8300in the multi-core test. These results put them on the same level as the Samsung Galaxy S9 series and OnePlus 5T, suggesting it might be a flagship one. It is speculated that it is the successor of the Xperia XZ1, which has almost the same specs. If true, the new smartphone may be named Xperia XZ1S or XZ2.

The appearances on these websites suggest the launch is at the door. There is an excellent possibility that the device will be unveiled at the MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2018, scheduled to be held in Barcelona, Spain, at the end of this month.



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