Sony Mobile may shortly be offering a very attractive compact flagship smartphone if these latest specifications are to be believed. We have seen the Sony E5663 model number before, but this is the first time we have an idea of the specs. The Sony E5663 has appeared on a couple of benchmarks suggesting the model will have a 4.6-inch (1080 x 1920) display, which betters the 4.6-inch 720p display of the Xperia Z3 Compact.
It will be powered by a MediaTek MT6795 chipset (1.9GHz octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor and PowerVR G6200 GPU). As a quick reminder, this is the chipset that is capable of 480fps 1080p video. Other specs include 3GB RAM and 16GB internal storage.
Interestingly, the benchmarks suggest that the Sony E5663 will sport a 13MP front-facing camera, the highest megapixel front camera we have seen up until now in a Sony Xperia device is 5MP. The device will also feature a 21MP rear camera.
The Sony E5663 model number suggests that this device is destined for India. The Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Dual and Xperia C4 Dual launched in India with model numbers E2363 and E5363 respectively. Note the ‘63’ in the last two digits across both model numbers. The Sony E5663 has recently appeared on Zauba, the Indian Import Database site, adding further credence to this rumour.
We have seen no other variants appear for this E56XX device so far, could this be exclusively landing in India? There were rumours that some devices might see an India-only launch, although that chatter was around the budget line rather than what looks like this MediaTek-powered flagship Xperia compact. Wherever it ends up, we will bring you further details on this handset as we hear more.
Sony E5663 on GFXBench
Sony E5663 on Geekbench
Sony E5663 on Zauba (Indian Import Database site)