IFA is one of the most important tech-related events of the year and many of the major smartphone brands take part in this event to announce some of their most important products. Sony usually takes advantage of the conference in Berlin to unveil new flagships from the XZ series, and it seems that the same will happen at IFA 2018. The Japanese company has already started sending invites for the upcoming event and it has confirmed that it will hold a press conference in which a new product will be unveiled. The conference will take place on August 30 at 1 PM CET (IFA 2018 will last from August 30 to September 5).
The most reliable hypotheses obviously suggest that the new Sony Xperia XZ3 line-up will be the leading star of the press conference. Last year, the company announced the XZ2 series at IFA, composed of the standard variant and the XZ2 Compact. This year we may see Sony Xperia XZ3 and XZ3 Compact. Until now, no official info has surfaced about this line-up, but we have several leaks suggesting some of its most important specs. The flagship has already been spotted on Geekbench with the model number H8526.
If the leak is to be believed, the phone will be powered by the new Snapdragon 855 chipset by Qualcomm, that is the best mobile chipset from Qualcomm (yet to hit the market). According to Geekbench, the device has 8 GB of RAM. With such hardware, the XZ3 would be the best smartphone in the market in terms of performance, at least on the paper. The handset has also registered impressive scores: 3033 points in single core performance and 10992 points in multi core. From what rumors suggest, it might be the first phone with the 5G connectivity, despite the first 5G-powered devices are expected in 2019.