Benchmark confirms Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 CPU for Sony's upcoming flagship


Sony is readying its new Xperia smartphones and a flagship can't miss from the lineup. We know little about Sony's upcoming Xperia flagship smartphone other than its codename, Sony H8266, and a few unconfirmed specs.

Aside from the flagship, Sony plans to unveil at least three other Xperia smartphones next year, which we only know by their codenames: H8216, H8276, and H8296.

Luckily, we now have confirmation that Sony's flagship, the H8266, will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. The smartphone has been recently spotted at Geekbench and the scores achieved seem to be in line with those managed by Samsung's Galaxy S9+, which comes with the same chipset inside.

Other than that, we've also learned Sony H8266 is supposed to pack 4GB RAM and Android 8.0 Oreo right out of the box. According to a previous report that we haven't been able to confirm yet, the smartphone should also include a dual-camera setup (12MP + 12MP cameras) and a 3,130 mAh battery.

source: Geekbench via Pocketnow

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44 Comments

1. Boast_Rider

Posts: 534; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

2015 called, it wants 4GB RAM back.

2. _KIRA_

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 25, 2013

Sony's UI doesn't require 6gb+ of ram like lagwiz and co

3. Boast_Rider

Posts: 534; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

It's not about the UI, per se. Even the pixel 2 XL can't hold a lot of apps in the RAM. Yes, it works fine for regular performance, but that's not the benefit more RAM brings. I have a Oneplus 3, whose screen is broken now and the battery life doesn't last as long, but it often surprises me that the article I stopped reading in the middle 2 days ago is still on the same place I left it, and I can continue reading it. Or a video is at the same second I left it. I can't move to a new phone since all the good ones have 4GB RAM(S8+, pixel 2 XL, V30) and I am not buying a phone with less than 6GB. 6GB RAM is awesome, and it will be. And just because a 4GB RAM phone runs just as smooth, doesn't mean you shouldn't demand 6GB. Tech moves forward, and I'm not buying a phone which costs $700+ which has the same RAM as a phone 3 years ago.

27. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2314; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

While I will agree with you that even though a phone may not offer more RAM we should still demand more, I am disagreeing with two points you made in your post. First, you mention that it's not about the UI while mentioning you own a OnePlus 3 that was great for multitasking. But, what you seem to forget is that actually when the OnePlus 3 was first released there was some very aggressive RAM management that was going on due to the software that OnePlus had running. People complained that they had 6 GB of RAM but it would only use the first 2 because the UI of the phone kept optimizing the RAM usage. Now, while OnePlus did indeed fix this issue a few months later through an update, it still makes the point that the UI ACTUALLY DOES MATTER. While you can still access old apps from a few days ago on your OnePlus DOES NOT necessarily mean you will have that same experience on other 6GB RAM phones and this has everything to do with the UI. Secondly, your last point I feel was a weak argument. You mention that because you're paying $700+ for a phone you should have more RAM than a phone 3 years ago. If we used that same argument every year, then we would have 12 GB and 16 GB RAM phones in the next few years just because we are equating the amount of RAM with improvement on technology. Instead, we should just be demanding that faster RAM be prioritized over the actual amount of RAM. Again, I agree with you that we should always want the best in technology, but more RAM does not automatically equal better performance unless you take into account faster RAM technology and UI optimization for it.

33. Boast_Rider

Posts: 534; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

The UI matters too, yes, but in a 4GB RAM phone, no matter how good the UI is, it can't hold a lot of apps due to hardware limitations. Besides, it's just one line in build.prop and change the limit of background apps themselves. I am not asking for a 2x jump every year or so, but I need 6GB because I can take advantage of it and it's pretty feasible. Heck a $400 phone from 2016(my OP3) had it, and 4GB in 2018 flagship feels like saving money where they shouldn't. When I pay top dollar, I better get top dollar specs, or at least good enough. More RAM doesn't mean better performance, but I already told you that it benefits my user experience a lot. So if a company wants my dollars, they better give me that RAM.

34. TheOneSilveriusXZP

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 01, 2017

And if i remember , Sony was recently jumped to 4 GB RAM starting this year with XZs and XZP on MWC 2017 . Although 3 GB on XZ does the job quite well as optimization was key of how XZ was running smooth , but due feedback and criticism for keeping it straight from Z2 and it wasn't enough for space for optimization since then , Sony finally decided go to 4 this year . Because of that , If i can assume by when Sony jumped their amount of RAM, Sony could possibly jumping to 6 GB RAM to the successor of XZP itself (could be XZ1P or XZ2P) , or earlier/later., depending how Sony devices can run . TBH , i can at least imagined how Sony devices running on 6 GB RAM , as their 4 and 3 was outperformed Note8 and S8 at some points .

55. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Sorry Dr Phil but Boast_Rider is right... In this day & age a flagship android device can certainly benefit from more than 4gigs of ram

5. Ralph.

Posts: 249; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

My Z5 runs out off Ram, when opening 3 tabs and 5 apps. Drops to 500mb, and keyboard starts to laggggg. 6gb Ram a must.

18. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1301; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

That's because the Z5 is powered by the SD810 and it sucks *ss. It gets throttled at the slighest hint of performance demands. I use a Moto G5 Plus with 3GB RAM and I don't experience such problems.

23. Ralph.

Posts: 249; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

My Z5 is rooted, so it does not throttle. I've changed the governors and Cpu to performance mode. It's the Ram which causes Z5 to lag , due too less Ram.

26. crzykiller

Posts: 86; Member since: Jan 03, 2015

This mans... You don't have throttling turned off, you just have the CPU being forces to its max clock speeds with the performance governor, if you don't know this, you shouldn't be rooting your phones. That's why its lagging. Its going full speed all the time and when you load apps, it throttles heavily. Its not the RAM speed. My Mi5s at the moment has 20 tabs open in chrome and 5 apps running and its working flawlessly. I have 3GB of RAM.

30. Ralph.

Posts: 249; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

It's off. Any phones except iPhones lag when Ram drops to 400mb. You have to execute all close all apps by yourself. On iOS it stays in cache memory. Which is rubbish.

56. crzykiller

Posts: 86; Member since: Jan 03, 2015

No it is not you dunce. The SD810 Can not function without thermal throttling. With the performance governor on a SD810 without throttling, you'd hit the 120°C thermal cutoff within 10 seconds of doing any sort of heavy load and your phone will shut itself off. The performance governor does not turn off thermal throttling. To turn it off you either need to delete the thermal throttling libs or disable the throttling using a custom kernel that can turn it off

37. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Performance governor on SD810, are you dumb?

14. Trex95

Posts: 2377; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

https://youtu.be/jL2jWQo25ac More ram better performance even next iPhone X needs more ram at least 4 gig of ram.

40. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 715; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

@Trex95 LOL! The iphone doesn't need more ram compared to any android device. Its pure OS and hardware optimization is enough for any apps or games to run smoothly.

51. Trex95

Posts: 2377; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Know that, but IOS 11 kinda heavy with new add features.

29. dazed1

Posts: 789; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Nice Joke

39. Not_Amused321

Posts: 64; Member since: Jan 06, 2013

Reason why Sony phones are only android I'll buy

50. pt020

Posts: 157; Member since: Apr 08, 2014

It is like 0n your iPhone.. But on the Sony it works well.

53. Boast_Rider

Posts: 534; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

I have a Oneplus 3 And yes, it does work well, but 4GB has its limits. And I sure as hell expect more in 2018,

54. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Yeah for what Sony charges there should be at least 6gb of ram inside

6. CEDEOTB

Posts: 376; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

4gb of ram, 1080p display and a 3130mah battery LOL

8. Jacksie66 unregistered

People are so bitter on this site...

9. monoke

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

They better get with the times and shrink the bezels this time. 4gb ram is perfectly fine as I'm still not convinced that android os utilizes anything beyond this amount.

11. AmashAziz

Posts: 2894; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

It does. See my comment no.10 for reference.

25. baldilocks

Posts: 1489; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

It greatly affects performance and memory management.

13. josephnero

Posts: 777; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

It will be the fastest phone of first half any way. Check XZP vs iphone X or note 8 on YouTube

16. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Seems like some people here want to install Windows Vista on the phone. Even cimputers work with 4GB

17. Ralph.

Posts: 249; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

From what i understand, Windows Phone support this "fake" multitasking really well while android are dumb. Android behave like windows where all apps are running (not "frozen") but it need enormous RAM to do it. So when working with a web browser and typing on a notes, windows phone will works fine. While android will forget the web browser, need to load the whole page again. Windows is crap, even worse is iOS, a pos totally fake. Which runs smooth by freezing everything on a 2gb Ram. So yes laptops have 32gb Ram. Since Ram is cheap oems does not want to provide. How flipin stupid these people are . So Sony with 8gb Ram is superb .

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