Purported Sony H8216 specs could foreshadow Xperia XZ1 sequel with Snapdragon 845

The world heavyweight champion of major Android updates probably has a bunch of new smartphones in the pipeline, one or two of which could finally introduce a revised flagship design language in the latest attempt to be taken seriously as a global vendor.

Bizarrely enough, all recent signs seem to point to an unchanged aspect ratio for the next generation of hero Sony Mobile devices. Then again, the “signs” are certainly contradictory and confusing, with a 4K screen-touting model tipped to pack a Snapdragon 835 processor a few weeks back, and now a 1080p-limited version listed by an unknown source as featuring a Snapdragon 845 SoC.

The Xperia H8216 is one of many model numbers in the works confirmed by User Agent Profiles not long ago, looking like it might follow in the footsteps of last spring’s Xperia XZs, aka G82xx, and/or this fall’s XZ1, aka F83xx.

Widely expected out at the 2018 Mobile World Congress in late February, the H8216 apparently sports a 5.48-inch Full HD “Triluminos” display capable of HDR playback. That’s significantly larger than the 5.2-inch panel of both the XZ1 and XZs, but slimmer bezels should help this… XZ2 (?) maintain the exact overall dimensions of the XZ1.

We’re talking 148 x 73.4 x 7.4mm, which looks a little sketchy. At 156 grams, the H8216 could pair the aforementioned Snapdragon 845 chip with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage while running Android 8.1 Oreo on the software side, and using a decent 3130 mAh battery to keep the lights on.

Obviously protected against water and dust, the handset is tipped to offer a 15MP selfie shooter and 12 + 12MP rear-facing dual camera arrangement. Alas, all the latter’s details are blurred out in the latest fishy document alleging to reveal a next-gen Sony Mobile flagship.

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