Sony is allegedly preparing a new compact smartphone which has the model number E5663, sparking off speculations that this could be the unannounced Xperia Z4 Compact.
The Sony E5663 has popped up on not one but two benchmarking sites namely Geekbench and GFXBench.
While the Sony E5663 has popped up online before, this time we get a peek at the specs of the device as well. The leaked specifications of the Sony E5663 hint that the mysterious smartphone in question could be the successor of the Xperia Z3 Compact i.e. the Xperia Z4 Compact owing to the 4.6-inch screen size.
The leaked specs on Geekbench and GFXbench point to a 4.6-inch 1080p display for the impending Sony smartphone. Like most next-gen devices, this is an improvement on the Xperia Z3 Compact's 720p display. If the benchmark results are true, then the Sony E5663 or the Xperia Z4 Compact will be the first Sony handset with a less than 5-inch screen to tout a 1080p display.
The benchmark sites also hint at a MediaTek MT6795 chipset for the alleged Xperia Z4 Compact i.e. an ARM Cortex-A53 octa-core processor which is clocked at 1.9GHz. The Sony E5663 is also slated to pack in 3GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board memory.
The mysterious Sony smartphone will apparently also boast a 13MP front-facing camera - a feature that will undoubtedly attract selfie addicts. The maximum megapixel for a Sony Xperia smartphone's front-facing camera is 5MP thus far.
The Sony E5663 is also said to sport a 21MP primary camera per the benchmarks. The smartphone will come with Android Lollipop out of the box.
It is anticipated that the smartphone will make its way to Indian shores. Why? Because the model number E5663 is similar to the model numbers for other Sony Xperia phones launched in India i.e. the Xperia C4 Dual has the model number E5363 and the Xperia M4 Aqua Dual has the model number E2363.
Apart from the common "63" in the last two digits, recently, the E5663 also surfaced on and Indian import database called Zauba.
Whether the Sony E5663 is indeed the Xperia Z4 Compact remains to be seen.
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