Sony readying entry-level D2203?
One of the hottest sectors for OEM competition these days is the entry-level market: Samsung is apparently pouring its Tizen efforts into it, and we know many other manufacturers have gone all-in developing low-end budget phones. Sony may be ready to push itself even further into the trend to with a new entry-level Sony D2203 phablet, a new GFXBench benchmark result suggests.
The benchmark doesn’t give us much in the way of what this phone may look like, though it does offer us valuable information concerning possible specifications. The phone may have a 6.1-inch display with an FWVGA (480×854) resolution, a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC (the MSM8926 variant), 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage (when you’re talking this low, a microSD expansion slot is usually involved), a 5MP rear-facing camera, and a front-facing VGA camera. It’ll also allegedly run Android 4.4.2, though that could just be what this prototype unit is running.
These days, the rule of thumb is generally that the smaller the screen size of a phone, the cheaper (and worse-specced) it is. This one definitely does seem to be bucking the trend, as it features unarguably low-end specs yet still a 6.1-inch display panel.
This phone probably won’t hit the States, but it’ll nevertheless be interesting to see how this plays out (and what name the phone ends up having).