The Sony ‘Pikachu’ has just surfaced on AnTuTu, following its recent listing on GFXBench. Now, do keep in mind that the information AnTuTu is providing is somewhat different to what we’ve seen on GFXBench. According to AnTuTu, the Sony Pikachu features a 23-megapixel camera on the back, while GFXBench reported a 21-megapixel rear-facing snapper. Internal storage count is also different, on AnTuTu, the phone comes with 64GB of storage, while it has ‘only’ 32GB of storage on Geekbench. Is this suggesting we’re looking at two different variants of this phone? Well, it’s quite possible, as their specifications are not exactly identical, but they’re quite similar, read on.
Both Sony Pikachu variants come with the same display, SoC. The Sony Pikachu will sport a 5-inch 720p (1280 x 720) display, along with 3GB of RAM, while it will be fueled by the Helio P20 64-bit octa-core processor, which is MediaTek’s mid-range chip. This smartphone will sport an 8-megapixel front-facing snapper, and it will ship with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, while Sony’s custom UI will be placed on top of it, of course. All in all, this seems to be Sony’s upcoming mid-range smartphone, though it obviously won’t be called Sony Pikachu once the company unveils it. The ‘Pikachu’ part is only a codename, and as you can probably tell, it refers to a Pokemon, so that’s a major hint it will sport a different name once Sony releases it. Could this be the upcoming Xperia XA2 perhaps?
It is possible this is the Xperia XA2, at least one variant of it, as that phone is also expected to ship with the Helio P20 SoC and a 23-megapixel rear-facing camera, and it is hard to believe Sony is getting ready to introduce so many similar devices. The Xperia XA2 is expected to arrive during this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona which will kick off at the end of this month. The company will probably introduce more than one smartphone during the tradeshow, though, probably two or three ‘Xperia X’ devices, just like last year. That is more or less it, all we can do at this point is sit and wait to see what happens, stay tuned.