Snappy Sony Xperia Ace IV supposedly takes Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 for a spin on Geekbench
An unknown Sony smartphone, which could end up being an Xperia Ace IV or similar, has allegedly been tested on Geekbench while sporting a Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 chipset. Of course, it is possible the record is a fake, so fans of both Xperia devices and compact smartphones in general should remain skeptical for the time being. The Geekbench entry, shared by SumahoDigest, states a Model ID of SONY SM4375, with the latter part signifying the Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 SoC.
It has previously been rumored that Sony could release as many as five different Xperia devices in 2023. There could be three phones sporting a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC (potentially: Xperia 1 V, Xperia 5 V, Xperia PRO-II) and one device with a Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 chip (presumably an Xperia 10 V). The same source also stated two Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 phones are on the cards, but it could be the same device for two different markets, such as a global market and Japanese market Xperia Ace IV.
There is some understandable buzz about a new Xperia Ace device, as it would likely be a true compact smartphone akin the 5.5-inch Xperia Ace III. In addition, it has been reported that this phone would be treated to a worldwide release, with starting specs of 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage. The scores shown in the Geekbench record, 687 (single) and 1,922 (multi), are what could be expected from a possible Sony Xperia Ace IV phone sporting the Snapdragon 4 Gen 1, offering around +32% (single) and +12% (multi) performance boosts over the Ace III’s Snapdragon 480.
SumahoDigest (in Japanese) & Qualcomm