Sony is essentially a consumer electronics company so they are expected to have a large showing at CES even without any new phone unveiling but when a rumour circulates suggesting they will be announcing their 2018 flagship there we pay closer attention.
A new rumour has surfaced suggesting that Sony will unveil a phone powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. Recent leaks have shown a Sony phone, the H8266, sporting a Snapdragon 845 processor according to benchmarks. The phone will apparently be available in 4GB/64GB and 6GB/128GB variants with both variants sporting a 4K, 18:9 aspect ratio display.
The phone will also be sporting Sony’s new bezel-less design, a much need refresh on their tired design of recent years.
While the phone may be announced at CES 2018 we do not expect it to be available for a while with Samsung expected to get first crack at the Snapdragon 845, no doubt securing much of the first runs of the processor. We suspect it will be similar to this year where companies did not get a crack at the SD835 until after the Samsung Galaxy S8 launched.
Sony have missed the mark a bit recently but look set to turn it all around with this phone. Hopefully we do find out more at CES in just over a week’s time. Of course, as always we will bring you all the relevant coverage of CES 2018 here at Ausdroid.