It seems Japanese smartphone maker Sony is preparing a pretty diverse smartphone lineup for 2018. Thanks to a number of leaks, we already know about three of the upcoming phones from the company and now, the details about a fourth smartphone – Sony H8216 – have appeared on Reddit. The phone was first spotted in a user agent profile (UAprof) on Sony website earlier this month.
A Redditor earlier today published the full specifications sheet of the Sony H8216, which revealed that it will sport a 5.48-inch screen with 1920x1080p resolution. It will be powered by the recently announced Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor.
Among other specifications, the H8216 will include 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot. On the imaging front, Sony is using a dual-camera setup on the back with two 12MP sensors and a 16MP selfie camera on front. Additionally, there will be a 3130 mAh battery with Quick Charge support, IP65/68 water and dust resistance and Android 8.0 Oreo in the phone.
The leaked dimensions of the phone – 148mm x 73.4mm x 7.4mm – are exactly the same as the 5.2-inch Sony Xperia XZ1, which could mean one of two things. Either these are just a placeholder or Sony has significantly reduced the bezels and has managed to fit a 5.5-inch screen in the body of a phone, which originally had a 5.2-inch screen.
There is no word on the pricing or a release date at this point. We will most likely be seeing the Sony H8216 at CES or MWC 2018 next year.