Sony Pikachu with MediaTek Helio P20 and Android 7.0 Nougat spotted at GFXbench


Sony Mobile is said to be working on its new Xperia series, which we are expecting to see at Mobile World Congress 2017. However, much before that happens, a mysterious smartphone dubbed Sony Pikachu has been spotted at the the GFXbench benchmark website. It is quite probable that this could be one of the handsets to be announced at MWC 2017.

The Sony Pikachu listing at GFXbench reveals a few basic details. The Pikachu phone runs an octa-core MediaTek Helio P20 MT6757 mobile chipset coupled a dual-core Mali-T880 MP2 GPU for graphics. By default, it packs 3GB of RAM and offers 32GB of onboard storage.

Sony Pikachu

The Sony Pikachu handset boots Android 7.0 Nougat with Sony’s customizations on top of it. The hardware combination so far indicates that the device might be yet another midrange smartphone. It has a 21-megapixel camera at the back that offers HDR, touch focus, face detection, and autofocus. This camera can only record Full HD videos.

On the front is an 8-megapixel camera which too can record Full HD videos. The Sony Pikachu includes the standard set of sensors such as Bluetooth, Compass, Ambient Light, Proximity, NFC, and accelerometer.

The Sony Pikachu could also, in all probability, be the Sony G3112 handset which was spotted last month. We had reported about the Sony G3221 which comes with a Full HD display, Helio P20 chipset, and Android 7.0 Nougat.

Sony is expected to launch five new smartphones at Mobile World Congress 2017 which starts from February 27. Out of those, the Sony G3112 aka Pikachu has been much talked about along with the Sony G3221. Both handsets run the MediaTek Helio P20 chipset. Until MWC 2017 takes place, we shall keep digging for more information about the rest of the handsets.

[Source: GFXBench]