“The Antutu benchmarked device with model number I8134 is expected to be Xperia XZ4 – flagship offering from Sony”
A mysterious smartphone with model number I8134 has surfaced on a CPU benchmarking site. The handset, allegedly dubbed as Sony Xperia XZ4, managed to achieve an impressive Antutu score of 3,95,721 — the most by any smartphone in the industry. The phone’s rumoured Snapdragon 855 SoC might be holding the key here. The latest Qualcomm 7nm chipset has been said to be among the most powerful silicon to date.
We recently saw it in action on Lenovo Z5 Pro GT smartphone, which nailed an Antutu score of 3,68,480 that is higher than the Huawei Mate 20 Pro that rocks Kirin 980 (3,68,480) and iPhone XS with Apple A12 Bionic chip (3,56,501). Now, the unofficial Sony smartphone seems all set to disrupt it. It’s not confirmed yet if the I8134 is Sony Xperia XZ4, but there’s no doubt that the device is going to be a high-end offering. Furthermore, Droidholic reports that a Sony device with a similar model number and SD 855 was spotted on Geekbench a couple of months back.
As for the specifications of the Xperia XZ4, they are vague at the moment. However, a couple of leaks suggest that the handset could come with a peculiar 21:9 aspect ratio display that’ll be taller than the conventional 18:9 or 19:9 aspect ratio display. The phone will reportedly flaunt a 6.55-inch screen and triple cameras at the back panel. The Snapdragon 855 SoC is tipped to be backed by 6GB of RAM and up to 256GB internal storage. Lastly, on the software front, it’s expected to boot the latest Android 9 Pie out of the box.
As of now, there is no word on when the smartphone will be launched. However, knowing Sony, we can expect the launch to be during MWC 2019 in February. Meanwhile, the Tokyo-based firm is expected to introduce its next-gen Xperia XA3, XA3 Ultra, and Xperia L3 on January 7th.