Sony has been gathering quite a bit of momentum around its mobile phone business. Earlier in the year, the Japanese giant managed to get good traction with the Xperia Z and ever since then there have been rumors about two new Sony smartphones – the Honami and the Togari that will take the world by storm. Besides them two, it now appears Sony is preparing to give the Xperia Z a massive upgrade in the form of the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU, if Eldar Murtazin is to be believed. This was first spotted by Android Authority. Also Read - Samsung and LG confirm presence at in-person CES 2022Also Read - E3 2021: What is it, entire schedule, how to watch livestream for free, what to expect
Trying updated version of xperia z with snapdragon 800. Its really fast 🙂
— Eldar Murtazin (@eldarmurtazin) June 23, 2013
The industry insider who has a knack for leaking products tweeted that he was trying out a version of the Xperia Z that was powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset, which has been breaking all sorts of performance benchmark records. He even revealed that the prototype he was testing had a S-LCD 3 screen like the HTC One, but he believed that would not make it to the final production model.
While there is no way to ratify this piece of information, this could be very possible as Sony is already believed to be equipping the Honami and Togari smartphones with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU. Additionally, we have already heard Samsung s Co-CEO J.K Shin claim that it will launch a version of the Galaxy S4 with the Snapdragon 800 CPU in the near future.
The thing is that the Snapdragon 800 CPU adds a lot of value to newer smartphones and makes them more future proof than say the Snapdragon 600 seen in the HTC One or the Snapdragon S4 Pro seen in the Xperia Z and the Google Nexus 4. It not only adds more processing power with its improved quad-core Krait 400 cores clocked at 2.3GHz, but also adds the new Adreno 330 GPU and also supports advanced-LTE networks. You can check our Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 benchmarking here.