There are a couple of hours left till Sony's IFA 2017 press conference. As per the information we have obtained so far, Sony will unveil three smartphones at the event; Xperia X1, Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact.
However, the Japanese company might have some surprise launches in store as well. We say this because a handset carrying the model number Sony G8541 was recently spotted on the benchmark site GFXBench (via GizmoChina). Going by the rumors, it is the successor of the Sony Xperia Z Ultra phablet, which was launched back in the year 2013. If this the case, then the device should be called Xperia XZ1 Ultra.
According to the GFXBench listing, the alleged Sony Xperia XZ1 Ultra will come in two different variants based on the size of the display. The first one is said to feature a 6.2-inch full HD display with the resolution density of 1920×1080 pixels.
Whereas the second one is listed with a large 12.3-inch display with the resolution density of 3,840×2,160 pixels. Presumably, the 12.3-inch variant will be launched as a tablet.
Under the hood, the handset is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor paired with Adreno 540 on top. The alleged Xperia XZ1 Ultra offers 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage space. As far as the software aspect is concerned, it is pre-installed with Android 8.0 Oreo layered with Sony's custom UI.
In terms of optics, the device is equipped with a 19MP rear-facing main camera with 4K video recording support. We assume it to be the same Motion Eye sensor with 960 fps slow motion video shooting support that is used on Xperia XZ Premium and Xperia XZ smartphones.
As for selfie camera, the alleged Sony Xperia XZ1 has used a 12MP sensor, which also offers support for 4K video shooting.
Other features on board include; NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, gyroscope, accelerometer, barometer, proximity sensor and GPS. In addition, the smartphone could arrive with 1P68 certification.