Sony unveiled its flagship for 2017 late February, at MWC 2017, but the road to stores seems to be much more difficult as the Japanese company could secure the Snapdragon 835 chipsets, so they could sell their smartphone earlier because of a South Korean giant, who shall not be named (Samsung).
Until we will get to see the ”Smartphone of the year” and MWC 2017 in ”flesh and bones” we still follow the rumors. It seems that someone has performed a benchmark test on a Sony Xperia XZ Premium device which carries the model number: G8141.
GeekBench was the test of choice which also revealed RAM and the Android version: 4GB and 7.1.1, respectively. The GeekBench listed scores the Xperia XZ Premium with 1943 and 5824 in the single and multi-core tests.
Despite having a Snapdragon 835 chipset, the unreleased Sony device’s performance numbers seem marginally muffled compared to a couple of other SD835-powered smartphones. For example, Samsung’s S8+ with the SD835 chip scored 6106 in multi core and 1915 in the single core tests.
Either Sony has under-clocked the SD835 to improve battery consumption, or the benchmark was performed on pre-production software or under poor conditions.
The Xperia XZ Premium is set to arrive in the UK on May 22 for £645 ($834) with pre-orders going live this week. June 1 is the date O2 will start shipping these guys in Germany (€749).