Sony has been quiet on the smartphone front since the eye-catching Xperia XZ Premium earlier this year, but it looks like the company is ready to launch a successor soon. Entries for a “Sony Xperia XZ1” has begun popping up, suggesting that the device may be launched very soon.
According to a listing on GFX Bench, the Sony Xperia XZ1 might be one of the first Android devices to run on Android 8.0. Interestingly, the benchmark lists the Xperia XZ1 as packing a 5.1-inch 1080p display, and running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip with 4GB of RAM – rather modest for a flagship.
Other notable specs include a 19MP rear camera sensor (likely the same MotionEye camera as on the Xperia XZ and XZ Premium), a 13MP front facing camera, and 4K recording.
The IFA tech show has traditionally been the venue for Sony’s second flagship of the year, and with less than one month to go before the show opens its doors, the timing of the Xperia XZ1’s testing suggests it may be ready for an IFA 2017 unveiling.