The smartphone market seems to be flooded with high-end flagship devices at the moment. Samsung took the lead first, by unveiling its much-awaited Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus flagship smartphones. OnePlus carried the bait forward through the launch of its OnePlus 5 smartphone. These brands are expected to be followed up by Nokia and Apple soon. One brand that remains aloof of this competition is Sony. However, it appears like even the Japanese technology giant is planning on entering the ongoing competition.

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Several recent reports suggested that an unnamed Sony smartphone has been spotted online recently. The device with model number ‘G8141’ can be seen carrying Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 system-on-chip.

Therefore, it is safe to assume that the upcoming Sony device will probably fall in the high-end category and in direct competition with smartphones like the ones mentioned above.

Powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835

According to a report published by Major Droid, an unnamed Sony smartphone has been spotted on the bench-marking website Geekbench with model number ‘G8141.’ As per the listing, the smartphone can be seen carrying Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 system-on-chip. This has led many experts to believe that Sony might be prepping up the launch of a high-end smartphone expected to fall in direct competition with devices like Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, OnePlus 5, Nokia 9 and Apple’s iPhone 8 that carry similar processors.

The release in August

The same report also suggests that the smartphone might be introduced towards the end of August.

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In other words, one can expect Sony to take to the IFA, 2017 platform to unveil its 2017 flagship smartphone. The IFA annual event usually takes place towards the end of August. Apart from this, it has also been revealed that the device will be carrying an 8-core chip clocked at 1.90GHz that facilitates the CPU-purpose. On the storage front, the smartphone seems to be offering 4GB of RAM alongside 64GB of internal storage. The smartphone unfortunately runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system. However, there are chances that Sony might update the device with the Android O operating system almost immediately as well.

Apart from this, not much is known about the upcoming Sony smartphone. Since the company hasn’t confirmed any of the above-given rumors, it still remains to be seen what exactly will take place when the time comes. Till that time, the readers are advised to take the information with a grain of salt and nothing else.