Sony device codenamed "Pikachu" surfaces on benchmarking site


Sony is gearing up for a big MWC showing this year – latest reports say it has at least five new devices in the pipeline, with their newest flagship sporting a 4K display and 23 MP camera. Today, a listing for another phone, codenamed Sony Pikachu, has appeared on graphics benchmarking utility GFXBench's website, and it appears to be one of the company's upcoming midrangers.

The device has been rumored for some tome now, appearing under several names, including G3112 and Hinoki. The Pikachu moniker is a new one, but its reported specs fit previous leaks, giving this listing some credibility. The phone is said to have a 5 inch, 720p display, 3 GB of RAM, and runs on the octa-core MediaTek Helio P20 SoC, putting it firmly in the mid range. The back camera is listed as 21 MP, which sounds pretty good, though real-life image quality remains to be seen.


Other phones to be shown at the company's Mobile World Congress show include another mid-to-high-end device, codenamed BlancBright, along with two other midrangers and possibly the successor to the Xperia Z5 Premium, though that last one may have been delayed. If you're itching for more details on Sony's 2017 MWC showing, we have a detailed write-up on what we know so far, and will keep you posted as news arrive.

source: GFXBench via GSMArena

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16 Comments

1. Podrick

Posts: 1284; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

So, is it going to come with thunderbolt port or something?

2. AronWunarso

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Oh shet, the ads!!! Its EVERYWHERE!!! REMOVE IT PA!!

9. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Ads? What ads?

3. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

At least its Japan, I'll not be surprised if this comes with Pokemon advertising. When will be the time Samsung comes up with a Kim Jong Un version of Galaxy?

5. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

samsung? kim jong un version? lol, how stupid you can be?

15. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Lol, not much stupid than u are.

4. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3100; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Hallyu will piss on this and anything related to Japan.

7. aegislash

Posts: 1476; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Just like you piss on anything Samsung-related?

10. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3100; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Did someone mention anything about Samsung here? No? Then take your butthurt somewhere else.

11. yUlek

Posts: 57; Member since: May 14, 2014

I don't care about Sony phones for about 3 years. Nothing interesting there

12. Arthurhkt

Posts: 723; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Why are you here then?

17. droidarena

Posts: 14; Member since: Nov 20, 2015

Same here, I only check up on them from time-to-time to see if they finally ditched the super-ugly bezel design and upgraded their specs.

13. Arthurhkt

Posts: 723; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Do it have a Pichu and Raichu variant? Or even Alola variant? I hope anyone who owned it doesn't get harass by a blue hair, red hair and a talking cat.

14. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 718; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Sony needs to replace their CEO. The way the CEO treats the companies product is worst! Looking at ASUS Zenfone AR. How come they aren't surprised and tried to create a smartphone that would be equal to the zenfone AR? And from the looks of their product. They sell those for $700? No wonder sony is loosing the smartphone race!

16. droidarena

Posts: 14; Member since: Nov 20, 2015

They're losing the race because all their phones look the same, the average user wouldn't be able to tell them apart. The latest Bony phone looks just like the very first one. And they refuse to upgrade their specs too while charging you an arm and a leg for it and pretending to be a flagship. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out why they keep losing sales and money lol only the diehard Bony fans are keeping them alive...for now.

18. droidarena

Posts: 14; Member since: Nov 20, 2015

Yawn another boring Bony phone how exciting. And worst of all it's using a MediaTurd SoC to boot!

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