Sony Mobile is set to launch a new high-end Xperia smartphone during the second half of the year, as we have caught wind of a new model number. The Sony F8331 (F833X) model number has been revealed on the GFXBench benchmarking site, sporting a higher model designation than that of the Xperia X Performance (F813X). In addition, the Sony Xperia F8331 and F8332 model numbers have also been revealed through UAProf links.
The above information reveals a specification set that is very similar to that of the Xperia X Performance. This includes a phone that is powered by the Snapdragon 820 (MSM8996) chipset and has a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. GFXBench pegs the display at 5.1-inches, but the site is often wrong about display sizes so we wouldn’t read too much into it.
Other specs highlighted include 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, a 23MP rear camera and a 13MP front-facing camera. If these specs hold up, it will be interesting to see how the handset differs from the Xperia X Performance. We may see a departure from the 5-inch display size of the X Performance or we could see a new design altogether. The likely announcement for such a device is expected to be during IFA in early September. We’ll keep you posted with further developments once we have them.