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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