We’ve haven’t heard from the Sony Xperia Z4 in quite a while and the upcoming flagship may have just broken its silence by quietly showing up online. A mystery handset from the Japanese conglomerate recently got benchmarked and while there are no signs of it being the device in question, it does run on the latest silicon Qualcomm has to offer which clearly puts it in the flagship lineup.
The benchmark listing on Geekbench was spotted by Pocket Now and it was published just yesterday which means that it could be of a near-final prototype of the Sony Xperia Z4 or another device in the series. As you probably know, we’ve been seeing some pretty crazy rumors about the upcoming handset.
Reports claim that the phone will arrive in QHD and 1080p options and some suggests that there might be a large 5.5-inch model as well. Then there are rumors of it having 3GB and 4GB of RAM with the Snapdragon 805 and Snapdragon 810 chips powering things up. Clearly, the rumor mill has way too much information on the Sony flagship, so much that it’s pretty confusing on what to believe.
But the latest leak does offer more concrete information on what we can expect from the Xperia Z4. The listing highlights that the phone will run on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, have 3GB of RAM and be powered by an octa core 1.55GHz Qualcomm MSM8994 chipset which is part of the Snapdragon 810 family.
There will also be multiple version of the Z4 handset including Compact and Ultra smartphones as well as a new tablet. Additionally, a crazy rumor says that Sony is also working on a Walkman-based device which will be called Xperia Z4 Music.
Seeing as Sony is struggling reported a 27 percent increase in sales for Q4 2014 in the smartphone market. But it’s still going to restructure its mobile division and some of these handsets could have been scrapped. So don’t get your hopes too high about the seeing other devices apart from the Xperia Z4 at the MWC 2015.