Friday , March 9 2018

Sony to announce at least one new mid-range at MWC 2017

It was reported yesterday (and confirmed by Sony late last night) that Sony would be holding its annual press conference at MWC 2017, and Ausdroid has been invited to attend for the third year running.

Just one day later, and we’re looking at rumours of what might be launched, and all signs point to (at least one) mid-range device that might, really, be considered more high-end than the ‘mid-range’ label might betray.

Eagle-eyed users of AnTuTu’s benchmarking database have spotted an as-yet unnamed Sony device, and while there aren’t too many details, the core ones are as follows:

  • Sony Model G3221
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64 GB storage
  • 16 and 23 megapixel cameras
  • MediaTek Helio P20 SoC with Mali-T880 GPU
  • Android 7.0 Nougat

The MediaTek Helio P20 processor isn’t a slouch, by the looks, with 4 x ARM 2.3 GHz cores and 4 x 1.6 GHz cores. It supports Cat 6 LTE, which can download data at up to 3ooMbps. It’s not top of the line, but it is shaping up to be pretty good. We haven’t seen any phones with the Helio P20 so we don’t have anything to compare this unnamed Sony with, but it has been used in a few phones in the Chinese market thus far.

All in all, this seems to be shaping up in line with last year’s Xperia X range announcement; not flagship, but affordable and fairly good quality nonetheless.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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