Sony Xperia XZ1 appears on GeekBench with 4GB RAM and Snapdragon 835 chipset

By Digit NewsDesk | Published 28 Jul 2017 15:07 IST
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  • The Sony Xperia XZ1 is expected to launch alongside the Xperia XZ1 Compact and Xperia X1 at IFA in September. The handset is expected to feature a 5.2-inch display, 4GB RAM and the Snapdragon 835 chipset.

Sony Xperia XZ1 appears on GeekBench with 4GB RAM and Snapdragon 835 chipset
Sony Xperia XZ1 appears on GeekBench with 4GB RAM and Snapdragon 835 chipset

Sony Xperia XZ1, the smartphone with model number G8341 has leaked once again. The handset has made its way to GeekBench benchmarking platform confirming the use of the Snapdragon 835 platform. The listing reveals that the handset will feature 4GB RAM and run the latest Android 7.1 Nougat operating system. Earlier rumours suggested that the handset will launch with the latest Android O operating system, which is expected to become available next month for Google’s Pixel smartphones.

The Sony Xperia XZ1 will be the successor to last year's Xperia XZ, and will be the second flagship smartphone this year. The handset is tipped to debut alongside the Xperia XZ1 Compact and Xperia X1 at IFA in September. The phone is expected to feature a 5.2-inch Full HD display, as opposed to a 5.5-inch 4K display found on the Xperia XZ Premium.

The Sony Xperia XZ was codenamed SO-1J and the GeekBench listing confirms that the Xperia XZ1 is codenamed SO-01K, and will use that model number in the Japanese market. 

Sony is also rumoured to debut its first truly bezel-less smartphone on August 31, a day ahead of the official start of IFA 2017. The smartphone is said to use a 6-inch 'Full Active' display made by Japan Display (JDI), with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18:9. The flagship phone will compete with similar bezel-less smartphones from Samsung and LG.

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