Another Sony Xperia flagship has been spotted in the database of the benchmarking platform Geekbench. It is the second time that we see a flagship from the Japanese company on Geekbench with exactly the same specs, but its model number is different from the one of the last sighting. The device which has been spotted on Geekbench in late December was identified by the model number H8266 and it was rumored to be the Xperia XZ2. Instead, the new device spotted has the model number 90QB16R: we may be talking about the Xperia XZ2 Compact.
It has exactly the same hardware side, but the scores obtained on Geekbench is slightly lower than the one obtained by the alleged Sony Xperia XZ2. In single-core performances, the H8266 has scored 2393 points, while the 90QB16R has scored 2367 points. In multi-core, the score for the first variant was 8300, while 90QB16R scored 8255 points. Both the phone have the octa-core Snapdragon 845 chipset by Qualcomm, the most powerful released until now, together with the Exynos 9810 which will be in the European version of the Samsung Galaxy S9. The SD845 is paired with 4 GB of RAM: these specs confirm the recent leaks.
The operating system installed on both the handsets is Android 8.0 Oreo, and it is obvious saw that we are talking about Sony devices which are among the first to be released with the latest Android versions. Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact will officially be unveiled in a few days, at MWC 2018 which will be held in Barcelona. They are expected to come with 18:9 displays as Sony has promised to abandon its OmniBalance design for its flagships. The fingerprint reader will be probably placed on the rear side, unlike the predecessors, just like the new Xperia XA2 series. A Pro version of the XZ2 is rumored to come alongside these devices, with the first 4K OLED display ever seen on a phone.(