Sony’s next Xperia flagships might be powered by the Snapdragon 810
The simple fact that Sony has committed to continue building smartphones is already great news for the industry. Most of the smartphones we use carry a Sony image sensor for photography, and the company has also pioneered in waterproofing without compromising looks. The only problem with the company lately is that it seems to be off to a slow start with smartphone flagships, and it seems the trend will continue.
Today we land the UAProfs for a Sony E66XX (E6603, E6633, E6653, E6683) and a Sony E58XX (E5803, E5823), and the data goes as far as to reveal that both devices will be running the MSM8994, AKA, the Snapdragon 810 processor. This might not be good news for many, not just for the bad reputation that the processor has when it comes to heating, but also because it would’ve been great for these flagships to showcase something new. Sadly that trend extends to other features, like in the case of the Sony E66XX model, which will retain a 1080p display, or in the case of the smaller Sony E58XX, which will reportedly bring a 720p display. Other specs reveal Android 5.1.1 lollipop running on both models as well. We’re not sure if there are any similarities with the codenames we talked about yesterday, but time will tell.
Obviously we could also speculate that Sony is trying to keep more powerful flagships hidden from rumor mill, but we should know more later this year at IFA.