Leaked Sony phone pictures point to MWC launch

By Jay Jay

Two recent benchmark tests have unearthed a new Sony smartphone with a 5.2 inch display but nowhere resembling the much anticipated Xperia Z4.

While the spotting of the new device at Geekbench and GFXBench tests raised hopes of the Z4 being around the corner, the internal specs suggest that it could be a mid-range device at best.

Supported by the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop OS, the phone is powered by a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor. The display bears a 720 x 1280 pixel resolution as well as a 5MP front camera. The primary camera with a 12MP resolution promises picture quality close to what the upcoming successor of the Z3 could deliver.

Even though 2GB RAM doesn't sound minimal, the 4GB internal memory surely disappoints. It'll ensure users will need to rely almost completely on external back-ups to store their songs, photos and videos.

We believe Sony will possibly unveil the newly uncovered gadget at the Mobile World Congress in March, and release it shortly after at a £100 - £150 price tag, given it has no plans as such to launch the Xperia Z4 yet.

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