New 5.2-inch Sony Xperia smartphone spotted in benchmarks, Android 5.0 Lollipop on board

New 5.2-inch Sony Xperia smartphone spotted in benchmarks, Android 5.0 Lollipop on board
An unannounced 5.2-inch Sony smartphone was recently spotted in a couple of benchmark tests (at Geekbench and GFXBench), this suggesting that we might see the device in the near future. Since the Xperia Z3 also sports a 5.2-inch screen, you may think that this new handset could be the Xperia Z4. However, it's not.

According to the info found at Geekbench and GFXBench, the new Sony smartphone (model number E2303) runs Android 5.0 Lollipop, and is powered by an octa-core, 64-bit Snapdragon 615 processor, while its 5.2-inch display has a 720 x 1280 pixel resolution. Other features seemingly include a 12 MP rear camera, a 5 MP front-facing camera, 2 GB of RAM, and only 4 GB of internal memory.

All in all, the Sony E2303 appears to be a mid-range handset - perhaps a successor to last year's Xperia C3 (pictured above), which also has a 5 MP front-facing camera and a 720p display.

Since Sony won't announce the Xperia Z4 at MWC 2015 next month, maybe it will showcase this mysterious E2303 smartphone there. We'll just have to wait and see what happens.


sources: GFXBench, Geekbench

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10 Comments

1. iWin_Droid

Posts: 76; Member since: Jan 22, 2015

Sounds like it's the Xperia M2's successor.

2. ferret101

Posts: 21; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Makes no sense not to have 1080p on a SD615 device. Unless the flagship is only sticking to 1080p ofcourse.

3. vuyonc

Posts: 1089; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

The 4GB storage ruins an otherwise decent package :/

4. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

Yes it should be outlawed along with 8GB ones. Try fitting 2 proper 3rd person RPG games on these the phone would choke.

6. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Descent hardware package except 4GB internal ROM .. Not all apps can go on MicroSD Card .. and there will be no memory left even for app cache and app leftovers !! Cannot use the actual potential of the hardware provided !!

7. vuyonc

Posts: 1089; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

They'll probably bank on their App-to-SD feature from their 2014 midrangers to compensate. On the upside, they seem to be streamlining their lineup (certainly less bloated than other OEMs).

9. vuyonc

Posts: 1089; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Update: My bad, the 4 GB would be 8GB with preinstalled firmware on it (better than nothing) and XperiaBlog said it might be a prototype! There's was a 16GB SD610 version spotted in benchmarks as well.

5. GeekMovement unregistered

I'm impatient to see the Z4 lol. Hoping it will have a great battery life like the Z3. My next phone if it were to miraculously come to Sprint.

8. Predator1701

Posts: 130; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

Sony wtf!?!How can you in 2015 put 4 GB of internal storage in a "mid-range" smartphone? If this is true shame on you Sony, shame on you...

10. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

Maybe they accidentally put the 4GB, Instead of 16GB. They will never made a midranger with a good chipset that come only with 4GB internal storage in 2015

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