After Alcatel, Sony said to be working on Helio P20-powered Pikachu phone
Just the other day, a new Alcatel phone – called the Idol 5S – powered by MediaTek’s all new Helio P20 chipset was spotted on GeekBench. And now, a new Helio P20-based Sony phone has made its way to the benchmarking website. Codenamed Pikachu , the upcoming phone from Sony could be the G3112 that has been part of rumour mills for some time now. There is however no confirmation from Sony regarding both the phones so we advise you take this piece of information with a grain of salt.
The Sony Pikachu – as per the listing — comes with a 5-inch 720p screen and is powered by a 2.3GHz MediaTek MT6757 Helio P20 processor clubbed with 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal memory. The phone sports a 21-megapixel camera on the rear and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. It further runs Android Nougat out-of-the-box.
Sony is holding a press conference at MWC 2017 on February 27 where it will reportedly launch as many as five different Xperia smartphones. One of them is said to be the Xperia X2, which is also said to be successor to the flagship Xperia XZ. Hardware specs of the phone in question are however scarce at the moment.
The Xperia XZ meanwhile comes with a 5.2 FullHD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor coupled with 3GB RAM and 64GB of internal memory which is further expandable via microSD card. It sports a 23-megapixel rear camera with Exmor RS for mobile image sensor, triple image sensing technology, predictive hybrid autofocus and 0.6 sec quick launch and capture. There is also a 13-megapxiel front-camera on-board the device.
The dualSIM phone runs Android Marshmallow-based Xperia UI and support 4G LTE (VoLTE-ready). It also supports what Sony calls as adaptive charging. The phone is backed by a 2,900mAh battery and supports Quick Charging.
Sony has remained silent about all the possibilities for now, but, its agenda for India seems to be clear at the moment. The company will launch only its premiere offerings here, it has previously confirmed.