The Japanese smartphone manufacturer Sony is all set to unveil the new Xperia XZ1 and the Xperia XZ1 compact very soon. Over the past couple of months, we have spotted both Xperia XZ1 as well as the Xperia XZ1 Compact smartphones on Geekbench and Antutu and, we pretty much know everything about them, for the most part. However, now we have some info about a new smartphone, which appears to be quite new.
Yes, it appears that the company is working on a new smartphone called Xperia ZG Compact and the existence of the same has been confirmed by the fact that it was spotted on Geekbench. The Geekbench listing gives out very few details about it, however, now, at least we know that the device exists. Talking about the smartphone itself, the Geekbench listing shows that the smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC.
Well, if you have been following the smartphone industry, then you probably already know by now, that the Snapdragon 810 is not particularly a new chipset. In fact, Sony launched the Xperia Z5 Compact smartphone back in 2015 and it was powered by the Snapdragon 810 SoC. However, this new one has is clocked slightly higher, so it should be faster than the Xperia Z5 Compact. In terms of the RAM, we are looking at 1812 MB RAM, which is again only slightly higher than the Xperia Z5 Compact.
As far as the listing is concerned, the chipset on the Xperia ZG compact is listed as MSM8994 which is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chip. As mentioned earlier, this was the same one which was in the Z5 Compact as well, however, the exact variant was E5823. In terms of the software, the Xperia ZG appears to be running Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box. Well, that is all the info which we could take out of the listing. From what it looks like, the Xperia ZG compact appears to be just another variant of the Xperia Z5 Compact. Hence, we won’t be surprised if this will replace the old Xperia Z5 compact. Or who knows, we might get a new variant altogether. Eitherways, we suggest you stay tuned to PhoneRadar since it is highly possible that the company may launch it at IFA 2017 as well.
Note – The featured image displayed above is of Xperia Z5 Compact.
Source – Geekbench