Recent rumors have suggested Sony to be launching its new flagship Xperia XZ3 smartphone in August. The phone was spotted on benchmarking websites and has been touted to come with a tall 18:9 display. But now, a new Sony flagship has been spotted on Geekbench, dubbed as the Sony H8526. What s more interesting is that the listing reveals the smartphone to come with the unannounced Snapdragon 855 SoC. Also Read - OnePlus 7T series gets new Open Beta update with camera fixAlso Read - Microsoft Surface Duo pops up on Geekbench, beats most Snapdragon 855 scores
The listing reveals the Sony H8526 to achieve a score of 3,033 in the single-core test, and 10,992 in the multi-core test. The latter is said to be a whopping 30 percent faster than the Snapdragon 845 SoC, which is currently one of the most powerful smartphone chipset. The listing also reveals the H8526 to be the first Sony smartphone to come with 8GB of RAM. The device is also stated to run on Android P OS. Also Read - Microsoft Surface Duo to launch on September 10 for $1,399
While there s no doubt that the H8526 is a high-end device, it s not yet confirmed if it s in fact going to be the Sony Xperia XZ3. It seems unlikely because the Xperia XZ3 was spotted on another benchmarking website recently, with a model number H8416. Some even speculate the smartphone to be the Sony Xperia XZ3 Premium. That said, the H8526 listing cannot be spotted on Geekbench anymore, meaning that the report could be fake. So we ask the readers to take the news with a grain of salt.
Watch: Sony Xperia XZ2 First Impressions
In other news, the Sony Xperia XZ3 is expected to be announced at the upcoming IFA 2018 in August. From what we know so far, the device is suggested to come with 4K UHD display, with an aspect ratio of 18:9. The device is also suggested to be sporting 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and a dual-camera setup, picked up from the Xperia XZ2 Premium. Besides Xperia XZ3, Sony is also expected to debut the Xperia XZ3 compact in August and the Xperia XZ3 Premium in November.