The Sony Pikachu is the next mobile in the Japanese handset maker’s lineup. Recently, the game Pokemon Go gained a lot of popularity overnight. It has been 5 or 6 months since the game was released. Since its hype, the world has tried many ways to grind money out of the game. Mobile operators created cheaper mobile plans, taxi drivers dedicated a special fare system for Pokemon Go players and much more. Therefore it doesn’t seem too awkward when Sony decided to manufacture a phone named after one of the most popular Pokemon in the game, Pikachu. The mere name of the mobile phone will create enough hype for users to be buying it. However, the device was to be announced during the MWC 2017. Three months have gone by and we are yet to hear from the Sony regarding the release of the handset.
According to GFXBench the Pikachu is rumored to sport a 5-inch display with 1280 x 720 resolution. Devices in these sport at least a 5.5-inch screen and an HD display or even more. If the Pikachu sticks to the specifications, no matter how popular the phone is, it will not leave the racks of the shops. People are not willing to spend much for just a name. We’re expecting the phone to have a pricing of the upper-budget end phones. Devices in that range have bigger and better display than the Sony Pikachu, and for it to remain competitive it has to dial up the specifications or reduce the cost by a huge margin.
Under the hood, the Sony Pikachu sports a MediaTek MT6575 Helio P20 SoC processor, clocked at 2.3 GHz and consisting of 8 cores. The device is powered by 3GB of RAM and has 32GB inbuilt memory, without the option to expand it any further. The device doesn’t support an SD card. The graphics processor is a Mali-T880. When compared to the specs of the contemporary devices, the Pikachu sports some serious power. However official tests will be conducted after the device is released and the real performance of the device still remains a mystery. In terms of RAM, host devices sport a hefty 4GB or 6GB of RAM, and the Pikachu falls short of the basic criteria. Also, 32GB storage without the option of expanding it, is too little for any phone.
The Sony Pikachu boasts a 21MP autofocus rear camera. Nothing else known about the sensors or the type of lens that is being used. The front camera is a 7-megapixel shooter. Although the rear is decent, the front camera is very low-tech compared to other contemporary devices. There will be a LED flash focus, and there are no reports of laser focus, dual camera or even a dual flash. All other specs of the device are average or below average and the camera is the only thing that can give this device some leverage in terms of value. The rear camera, however, has face detection, HDR photo and touch focus, nothing to be too impressed about though.
Nothing has been reported about the battery whatsoever. Anything below a 3000 mAh will be considered useless. 3000 mAh is the new standard. Sony must conjure something impressive to be able to compete in the market.
The device is below average, to say the least. Everything from memory to screen size is not up to the mark. It is said that the phone won't have a second sim card support, which is outrageous, to say the least. People nowadays cannot even think about a mobile phone without a second sim slot.WHAT WE LIKED