A Sony device that matches the upgraded specs of last year Xperia XA has made a stop at benchmarking website GFXBench.
If this GFXBench listing is true, we could be talking about a Sony Xperia XA 2017 here. The phone has the name “Sony Pikachu”, which could easily be the codename. It runs Android 7.0 Nougat Sony Edition and has a screen size of 5.0 inches with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. These are the same display screen specs you find on the original Xperia XA.
The listing goes ahead to reveal the hardware specs under the hood of this alleged Sony Xperia XA 2017. Apparently, the phone is powered by a MediaTek MT6757 processor that is clocked at a speed of 2.3GHz. In case you didn’t know, this processor is the Helio P20 that was rumored to power at least two Sony Xperia X 2017 devices and considering the last year’s Xperia XA was powered by a Helio P10, it is a no-brainer that the Sony Pikachu is a successor to this handset.
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The original Xperia XA had a RAM of 2GB, the upgraded Xperia XA 2017 has a RAM of 3GB and doubles last year’s 16GB storage option. As usual with Sony devices, the camera at the back is huge with a 21MP shooter, although it only manages to shoot 4K photos while the video quality is capped at Full HD. As for the front snapper, you should get an 8MP shooter that can also record up to 1080p videos.
Even though not confirmed, the listed Sony Pikachu specs look a lot like an upgraded Sony Xperia XA but with the MWC event just two weeks away, we expect to know more details about this phone. Sony is also expected to unveil the successors to the Xperia X as well as Xperia X Performance or probably Xperia XZ. Stay tuned and we’ll update you with the latest developments.