Sony Xperia XZ Premium with Android 9 surfaces on Geekbench

Sony had also affirmed its plans to upgrade the premium models to the latest Android 9 Pie version starting from November 2018


Just a few hours ago, we had spotted Moto G6 running Android 9 Pie on Geekbench. The update material was not that new, as Motorola already had confirmed earlier that the G6 would be getting the Android 9 Pie in the future. Well, we now have discovered yet another device, which is from Sony running this latest version. We have found the Xperia XZ2 Premium on the benchmarking platform Geekbench running Android 9 Pie. In August, Sony already has confirmed that its nine devices would be getting the Android 9 Pie update which includes the freshly spotted Xperia XZ2 Premium, and some other handhelds like: Xperia XZ2, XZ2 Compact, Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XZ1, XZ1 Compact, XA2, XA2 Ultra, and the XA2 Plus.Sony had also affirmed that its plans to upgrade the premium models to the latest Android 9 Pie version starting from November, whereas the XA2, XA2 Ultra, and the XA2 Plus owners should get this update in early 2019. Moving to the benchmark we have spotted, it does showcase the device scoring fewer numbers compared to which it had scored when running Android 8.0 Oreo. There’s a possibility that the benchmark listing could be faked. However, we would like to mention that we had managed to get the listing from the Geekbench platform itself. Maybe the phone might be in the initial testing phase which is why we got the scores.

To recap the details of the Xperia XZ2 Premium, Sony had announced this handset back in April. As It features a 5.8-inch IPS LCD display that has 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution, and 72.4 percent Screen-to-body ratio. Underneath, the device is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 845 chipset, that is coupled with 6GB of RAM, and 64GB memory. The smartphone even have a microSD card slot, allowing storage expansion up to 512GB. Initially, during the launch, the smartphone booted Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.

In terms of imaging, it sports a dual rear-facing camera consisting of 19MP+12MP sensors. The dual camera is capable of offering PDAF, laser autofocus, and HDR. At the front, the device is equipped with a single 13MP snapper that has f/2.0 aperture lens. The handset has a stereo speakers, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and IP68 water and dust certification. Connectivity-wise, it offers dual-SIM support, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, and a USB Type-C port.

The whole packge is powered by a 3540mAh battery that has fast charging support. The smartphone ships in Chrome Black, and Chrome Silver colour options.