Sony ‘Pikachu’ with octa-core Helio X20 processor, 21MP camera, Android Nougat spotted on GFXBench

Sony’s latest smartphone that is codenamed Pikachu has a 5-inch HD display with 1280x720 pixels resolution.

mobileworldcongress2017 Updated: Feb 24, 2017 13:35 IST
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Sony’s latest smartphone that is codenamed Pikachu has a 5-inch HD display with 1280x720 pixels resolution.

Japenese handset-maker Sony seems to be working on a new smartphone that is interestingly named Pikachu and reports claim that the new Pikachu has been spotted on GFXBench benchmarking website.

According to the listing GFXBench, the Sony Pikachu has a 5-inch HD display with 1280x720 pixels resolution and five-finger gesture support. It is powered by MediaTek MT6757 Helio P20 SoC octa-Core 2.3 GHz processor coupled with Mali-T880 and 3GB RAM. It offers 32GB of internal storage out of which 22GB will be reserved for the users. Besides, it has Android 7.0 Marshmallow operating system.

In terms of optics, Sony Pikachu has a 21-megapixel autofocus camera and a LED flash on its rear panel along with an 8-megapixel camera in its front as well.

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The rear camera has features like autofocus, face detection, flash, HDR photo and touch focus. The GFX listing shows that the device has connectivity features like Bluetooth, GPS, NFC and WiFi. As per the listing, the device has an accelerometer, light sensor, and proximity sensor as well.

While no details about announcement and availability of Sony Pikachu is known at the moment, Sony might announce the Pikachu with an official name at the Mobile World Congress. Reports also indicate that the Pikachu may be the Sony G3112 which was leaked last month.

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The Sony Xperia phones with model no G3121 and G3112 were spotted in user-agent profile by XperiaBlog. Documents for these devices revealed that both will be powered by MediaTek MT6757 Helio P20 chipsets that feature octa-core processors clocked at 2.3GHz. The chipset combines a 2.3 GHz quad-core and 1.6 GHz quad-core which is coupled with Mali-T880 graphics.

The leaked documents also revealed that Sony G3112 will feature a 1280x720 pixel display while the G3221 will rather come with a full HD 1080x1920 pixel screen display. However, it seems like that the G3112 with its 720p display will belong to the low-end range, while the G3221 will be priced much higher thanks to its better screen resolution.

First Published: Feb 14, 2017 15:58 IST