Sony has been in the dark for quite some time. With the approaching New Year and the belated Christmas, rumors have been floating around regarding Sony’s new smartphone. Some say that it is a direct upgrade over the Xperia X Ultra but nothing can be confirmed as of yet. The device was destined to set its foot in the tech world by the end December 20147, but since the year is almost at an end and we see no signs of any official release, the unveiling is definitely pushed into 2018. The company intends to make the device a flagship and hence it will be targeted towards the high-end group of smartphones. Today in this article we will discuss some of the leaked and assumed specs of the Xperia H8541. Sony has been popular in the past especially for its camera. With the coming of the New Year let’s see what this old manufacturer has to offer to the world.
With the few leaked images that we found, the Xperia H8541 seems to sport the similar blocky design like its predecessors, with the new addition of the fingerprint sensor, along with the IP68 certification. Unlike other devices, Sony decided to mount the fingerprint scanner on the sides rather than the front or the back. Packed in a metal body the H8541 gives off a premium vibe which is the signature appeal of any flagship device. Moving on to the screen, the Xperia H8541 comes equipped with a 5.7-inch QHD IPS display and a resolution of 2160 x 4320 pixels. The whooping 847 ppi pixel density is a great addition to this device and will become the chief selling point of the device. Screen-to-body ratio isn’t too nice ranging only at a mere 76%. But in spite of the bezels, the superior quality of the display will win the heart of millions around the globe.
The Sony Xperia H8541 is said to equipped with an octa-core Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 processor and the Adreno 540 to boost the graphics of that beautiful display. Internal memory is limited at 64GB along with 4GB of RAM. There are provisions for an external microSD card expandable up to 256GB, but it will use up one of your sim card slot. The device will also be powered by the Android 8.0 Oreo which is a great news. What isn’t great is the fact that the Xperia H8541 isn’t using the new Snapdragon 845, Qualcomm’s newest powerhouse. But the device is still in the works and in the future, it may feature the new processor. The internal memory seems a bit on the lower side. 64GB is the standard offered storage in the top range of smartphones, but the trend is leaning towards 128GB. It would be nice if Sony includes these enhancements at the time of the official launch. Overall, in terms of specs, the Xperia H8541 seems quite impressive on pen and paper. Sony hasn’t been the most efficient powerhouse in the past, and a final review will be released once we have conducted some tests after we get our hands on the device.
The camera has been the key selling points of any Xperia devices. However, instead of sticking to the current trend of dual rear cameras, Sony decided to go with a single 19 MP sensor. Other features include laser autofocus, predictive phase detection autofocus, Optical Image Stabilization face detection and much more. FHD video recording is also supported by 2160p@30fps and 720p@60fps modes. The front camera also has a generous 13MP camera which boasts perfection.
In terms of multimedia, the device will support all the basic media formats such as MP3, M4A, WAV, eAAC+, Xvid, MP4, WAV, H.265, and FLV.
Sony has always been a bit battery hungry, so whether or not a 3420mAh Li-Ion battery can sustain a full days’ worth of usage is up for debate at the moment. We await further tests before concluding on a particular result. It will, however, have the Quick Charge 3.0 and a faster charge up time is always appreciated. The Xperia H8541 will also have a dual hybrid sim slot along with 4G capabilities.