Mystery Sony device gets benchmarked
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Although Sony’s first foray into the tablet world, via the Tablet S and Tablet P, didn’t fare all too well in sales; that doesn’t appear to be preventing the company from taking another go at the market.
The latest info comes courtesy of the popular Android benchmark utility, NenaMark1, and its high score list. According to the site’s rankings, a “V150” Sony device managed to procure a score of 59.70 in the OpenGL-ES 2.0 graphical benchmark. In comparison, the Tablet P and S only managed a score of 44.29 and 42.88 respectively, while the powerful ASUS Transformer Prime received a score of 59.45.
Not much else is currently known about the mystery device, although the benchmark listing does offer certain hints. Accordingly, the Sony “V150” sounds awfully close to a tablet, and may have a 1280x752 resolution, Android 4.0.3 and comes powered by a 1.4GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor.
Of course, the benchmark doesn’t necessarily reflect an actual product, as it could simply be a Sony engineer running some tests. Furthermore, even if the “V150” does prove to be real, the score doesn’t display any overclocking done to the device and actual performance could prove to be much less.
In any case, it’s always a fun exercise to imagine what kind of devices any big company is working on, and hopefully we hear something soon enough.