Sony’s next generation flagship smartphone to offer a dual-camera setup

By Digit NewsDesk | Published on 18 Dec 2017
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  • According to leaks, the phone will be powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 845 SoC

Sony’s next generation flagship smartphone to offer a dual-camera setup

New leaks have surfaced online suggesting that the next Sony flagship may feature a dual-camera setup. Alleged specifications of a Sony H8216 smartphone surfaced on Reddit two days ago suggesting that the phone will have two 12MP cameras at the rear. The front-facing camera is suggested to be a 15MP snapper using Sony’s EXMOR RS sensor with f/2.0 aperture. It will have a 5.48-inch (5.5-inch) display with a 1920 x 1080p resolution. The leak also mentions that it will be using Sony’s X-Reality engine and will cover 148% of the sRGB colour gamut in addition to supporting HDR. Earlier leaks suggested that the phone might have a 4K display with a resolution of 3840 x 2160p.

As expected, the device is suggested to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, which was announced recently. Xiaomi has already confirmed that its next flagship smartphone will be powered by the new SoC. Snapdragon 845, which is a new Octa-core SoC is claimed to have a 30% better GPU performance and is more power efficient as well. The chip will also bring enable the phones powered to produce better images and videos. The SoC is also claimed to provide better FaceID, faster data speeds, and improved VR experience.

Besides the newer SoC, the leaked specifications reveal that Sony’s upcoming smartphone will sport 4GB of RAM and 64GB of on-board storage. The device will come with a 3130mAh battery and will support Qualcomm’s quick charge functionality. It will also be running on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. 

A previous report suggest that Sony will unveil this phone along with half a dozen other H8XXX series smartphones at MWC Barcelona 2018. We are yet to see any leaked images of the device/s from Sony for the year of 2018.

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