Sony device codenamed "Pikachu" surfaces on benchmarking site
by Kaloyan C. / Feb 14, 2017, 3:15 AM
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.
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.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
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.
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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?
posted on Feb 14, 2017, 3:37 AM 2
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Hallyu will piss on this and anything related to Japan.
posted on Feb 14, 2017, 3:46 AM 2
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Just like you piss on anything Samsung-related?
posted on Feb 14, 2017, 6:41 AM 1
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I don't care about Sony phones for about 3 years. Nothing interesting there
posted on Feb 14, 2017, 7:52 AM 2
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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!
posted on Feb 14, 2017, 8:16 AM 0
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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.
posted on Feb 14, 2017, 11:30 PM 0
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