New Sony F3216 and F3311 smartphones show up on GFXBench with 4.6-inch displays

New Sony F3216 and F3311 smartphones show up on GFXBench with 4.6-inch displays
Two currently unannounced Sony smartphones have been discovered making the rounds on GFXBench. The two new Sony handsets are codenamed the Sony F3216 and the Sony F3311.

Judging by the specifications listed by the benchmark, these two upcoming Sony devices will aim the compact smartphone market and will feature high-resolution cameras on both the front and the back. 

Starting with the better-specced handset of the two, the Sony F3216 comes with a 4.6-inch display running at 1080 by 1920 pixels and will draw its processing power from a MediaTek Helio P10 chipset, a SoC that integrates a 1.9GHz octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor and an ARM Mali-T860 GPU. This mid-range chip appears to be paired with 2GB of RAM, which should place the F3216 in the mid-range smartphone segment as far as the processing power is concerned.

In the imaging department, the Sony F3216 features a 21MP primary camera and a 16MP secondary sensor on the front, which seems like a pretty impressive camera setup which will surely interest selfie fans.

We're intrigued by the specs of the Sony F3216, although it will be very interesting to learn the name of the phone. Traditionally, Sony smartphones with high-res secondary cameras have been placed in the Sony Xperia C line-up. Just recently, we've seen some leaked photos of the alleged Sony Xperia C6, a device that's said to also come with a 16MP secondary shooter. However, all C-series Sony handsets came with gargantuan displays, not compact ones.

On the other hand, the Sony F3216 could well be a spiritual successor to the Sony Xperia Z Compact series, but with a drop in the processing power and an upgrade in terms of selfie camera.

Moving on the to F3311, this appears to be a toned down version (spec-wise) of the F3216. It maintains the 4.6-inch diagonal of the display but lowers the resolution to 720 by 1280 pixels. Other specs include a MediaTek MT6735 chip with 1.5GB of RAM, a 16MP primary camera and a 5MP selfie shooter on the front. 

What do you guys think of Sony's upcoming compact smartphones? Is anyone hoping for these devices to reach the US market?

source: GFXBench (1) (2) via Xperia-Blog

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22 Comments

1. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

that P10 device must be >$400, since P10 on other brand is around $200 (lenovo k5 note, meizu m3 note)

9. mixedfish

Posts: 1542; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

I think you mean < $400

17. Switch00

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

What a bunch of buffoons. Its 2016. Those screens are supposed to be 6.4 not 4.6.

2. drahcir02

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 03, 2016

Xperia TX design please?

3. Subie

Posts: 2265; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Their pricing will determine the success or fail or these devices. As well as availability. In North America it's hard to acquire Sony phones - They're either not here or made dealer exclusive.

4. havoc

Posts: 95; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

bring back the sony xperia S design, thats a good looking device unlike the brick-like design of sony z line.

7. hansip87

Posts: 221; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

It's still a brick design unfortunately. Wishing they go full retard by bringing back Xperia Arc and Ray design though.

13. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Love the monolith style of the Z serie personally its give Sony smartphone its unique look.

5. StuiWooi

Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

According to the article F3311 lowers the resolution to 720x1280... from 720x1280, dafuq?

6. kiko007

Posts: 7395; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I thought the exact same thing lol.

8. GrimJow

Posts: 27; Member since: Mar 24, 2016

Was about to say the same thing, lmao!

10. dimas

Posts: 3241; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

1080x 1920 in xperiablog. I hope sony won't downgrade their batteries for these models.

12. xperiaZlover

Posts: 202; Member since: Nov 15, 2015

Finally sony has decided to change. Release these phones as quickly as possible. The 4.6 inch F3311 seems to be a rival to the j5 and j2.

14. Xperia14

Posts: 1197; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

I'm still waiting for the Z6, Sony's H2 flagship...

15. romeo1

Posts: 802; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

Not interested sony is making a bad decision over and over again. I don't care about a small device with mid end specs bring a successor to the z5c, the z ultra and the z3tc. The x line is a downgrade from the z line. The performance is the only one that is worth it's money imo. The x is a 600€ device with mid end specs it should be around 400€. Design is the only thing where sony excels. Everything else is good or average compared to the competition. If this keeps on going i wont be buying another sony device this fall.

16. Xperia14

Posts: 1197; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Sony Xperia has lost its vision. What's the point of announcing the X phones three months before its release?! And what's the point anyways when they already had the Z line. I'm sure it are good phones, but not worth the money imo. I don't see the X and X performance competing against Samsung. I'm afraid a may-june launch of the X series means that we won't see a Z successor in september. But I really hope that they will announce new Z flagships in september (or earlier) to replace my Z5 which is a good smartphone, but the upgrade from my old Z2 to the Z5 was minor. They're Sony, they have got the knwoledge to make good screens, cameras etc. but for now they let Samsung steal the show with the S7. I hope they've got a big surprise for us in september, and if not, I'll probably get a Note 6 if waterproof. Come on Sony, wake up!

20. romeo1

Posts: 802; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

Yep it's if they like to lose money with their mobile division. The z3 wasn't necessary because the z2 was just fine although it had better audio, brighter screen and better design(my personal taste) it wasn't upgrade worthy if you had a z2. The z3+ was a bad phone although i loved it for it's built quality (stainless steel feels much more premium than aluminium) and design imo best looking device to date. I don't see it either the performance has the power to compete but nothing that makes it special. I like to listen to music on my phones and that is one of the big reasons i wont buy a Samsung device. The other is that they are 1 yr phones. Every Samsung device i had or my family/friends had starting to trip after a yr or so don't know why. The htc 10 got my attention this yr with the promised audio and if the battery life is good it could be my next device.

18. dimas

Posts: 3241; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

How did you know that f3216 is a part of bad decision when it is not yet released? See the official product before giving negative thoughts.

21. romeo1

Posts: 802; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

It's a bad decision as it's a mid range device to compete with samsung and although i like sony very much (they've made great devices mobile,home and car) they lost their status and will not compete with samsung in terms of sales unless they beat the king galaxy s and note series by a wide margin. That means better specs (readable specs) like s7 has 4gb ram they need at least 5gb. S7 2k screan sony 4k etc. Maketing is also a big factor that could make or break them And also in real life usage it should be faster in everything opening apps, browsing, camera etc. As long as they don't do that and Samsung keeps going like they are doing now and don't make mistakes like memory leak they won't compete and will stay in the "others" section

19. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Gotta admire Sony for keep trying. Might be time to give it up tho Sony.

23. Chuck007

Posts: 1409; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

As much as I love Sony it's time to pull the plug if they have nothing much up their sleeves. Make services (aka Microsoft style) and release it on Android and iOS. That's where most the money is made.

24. johnh3

Posts: 142; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

I think Sony have changed strategy where the sort of midrange devices will be even more important in the future. Just put all resources to releases "flagships" have not worked for Sony. If they be good and affordable phone it can be a way for Sony to survive in the smartphone market. For the US market I guess they try to sell unlocked phones via BestBuy and Amazon if no phone carrier want to sell Sony. But here in Europe it seems better for Sony in that aspect.

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