Sony G84XX model number unearthed – looks like two Xperia flagships headed for IFA 2017

by XB on 5th July 2017

in Rumours, Xperia XZ series

Sony Mobile plans to hold a press conference at the IFA 2017 tradeshow at the end of August. There is little doubt it will launch new smartphones, after all it has a track record of doing so over the last few years. Also, we already know of two Xperia model numbers that are being tested in the wild – the mid-range Sony G34XX and flagship Sony G83XX, which we have reported on previously.

However, we can now add another flagship device to that list – the Sony G84XX. In particular, the Sony G8441 model number has been found through a UAProf (user-agent profile), confirming a few specs including the fact it will run on an undisclosed ARM chipset, with Android 8.0 and sport Bluetooth 5.0.

The display size is a bit tricky to determine, as the ‘screen size’ parameter in the UAProf points to a FHD (1080 x 1920) display, however further down the list, the ‘rendering screen size’ points to only a HD (720 x 1280) resolution. Therefore, this could very well be a compact version of the H2 flagship.

You shouldn’t assume that just because this particular device has a higher model number (G84XX) versus the previous 1080p device (G83XX), that this will be the higher-end device. Sony doesn’t always position its model numbers in order, much like how the Xperia XZ Premium (G81XX) has a lower number compared to the Xperia XZs (G82XX).

Sony G8441 model number caught in UAProf

Thanks KF!

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