Google is lining up for two big releases in the smartphone arena this year; one of them is the next generation of Pixel devices (code named “Walleye” and “Taimen”) and the other biggie is the operating system on which those device would run on- Android O. While Android O would make it’s official appearance in Google’s to-be-launched Pixel handsets, we might also get to see the operating system in full swing in Sony’s next flagship device. And if aforementioned rumors are to be believed (sounds so cliché), Sony might be among the first manufacturers to build a new device running on Android O.

We surely don’t have any confirmed information from Sony officials, but according to a leak on AnTuTu benchmark platform, we might get a Sony handset with the model number G8441.

In addition to running Android O, the device might apparently house a Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and a 720p display. The smaller display resolution suggests that the rumored device could be the next-gen successor to Sony Xperia X Compact. The handset, which we got from Sony last year, was powered by a mid tier Snapdragon 650 processor. Alternatively the G8441 could also be a successor to the”non-premium” Sony Xperia XZ, which is long due for an upgrade now.

Yet another information from the leak suggests something contrasting. The UAProf file, which is a file that details on how mobile devices should display web pages, suggests that the smartphone display will have a 1080p resolution. The G8441 model was spotted by XperiaBlog and is one of the two new Xperias (G8341 being the other one) that has been making rounds on the internet lately. Either way, the possibility that soon we might have our first Android O device (other than Google’s Pixel) among us is a big news and is supposed to create some buzz among the android community and other smartphone manufacturers.

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Apoorv Agarwal
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