Sony seems to be working on a new smartphone which is interestingly codenamed ‘Pikachu’ and has been spotted on benchmarking website GFXBench.

According to the listing on the website, the Sony Smartphone sports a 5-inch 720p display with a 1280X720 resolution and has five-finger multi-touch support. It is powered by a MediaTek MT6757 Helio P20 SoC which is an octave core processor clocked at 2.3Ghz coupled with Mali-T880 GPU and 3 Gigs of Ram. Pikachu has 32GB of internal storage(out of which 22GB is available to the user) and runs Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the box.

Sony 'pikachu' smartphone spotted on GFXBench
Sony ‘pikachu’ smartphone spotted on GFXBench

Regarding the optics, Pikachu sports a 21-megapixel and an LED-flash on the rear and has a 8 megapixel camera on the front. The rear camera includes features like face detection auto-focus and HDR. The phone also features NFC and includes basic sensors like accelerometer, light sensor, and proximity sensor. Reports also indicate that this device codenamed the ‘Pikachu’ may be the Sony G3112 which was leaked this month.

The Sony Xperia phones with model no G3121 and G3112 were spotted on XperiaBlog last month. Reports revealed that both will be powered by MediaTek MT6757 Helio P20 chipsets that feature octa-core processors clocked at 2.3GHz. The chipset combines a 2.3 GHz quad-core and 1.6 GHz quad-core which is coupled with Mali-T880 graphics.

The leaks showed that the G3112 will feature a 720p HD display while the G3221 would sport a 1080p Full HD display. This implies that the G3112(Pikachu) would be a budget smartphone.

While there is no information on the release date, Sony Pikachu might be announced in the Mobile World Congress. Though Sony has not been very successful lately this sure can be a very good opportunity for Sony to produce a thunderous Smartphone as the codename suggests!