Sony Xperia 5 IV spec secrets revealed in shadowy Geekbench record as new promo teaser goes live
An interesting report from SmartphoneDigest has claimed that the Sony Xperia 5 IV has turned up on Geekbench, which in turn has revealed some of the compact flagship smartphone’s specifications. However, before moving onto these, it’s important to point out a few things. Firstly, the record no longer seems to be available on Geekbench; secondly, the screenshot provided only reports a single view; thirdly, Geekbench records are notoriously known to be easily doctored or faked. So, a pinch of salt is required in regard to the following information.
According to the report, the codename Sony XQ-CQ62 pertains to the Sony Xperia 5 IV (apparently the US variant), which makes sense as the XQ-CQ part has been associated with the Xperia 5 range in the past. The scores and the core speeds recorded for the entry reveal a likely processor: The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. There were some hopes for the Plus variant to be planted into the Mark 4 model of the Xperia 5 but these were optimistic. The scores of 1,152 points (single) and 3,304 points (multi) are very similar to what our test of the Xperia 1 IV produced, and that phone has a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.
Further evidence of the chip being the regular variant is the 1-core speed of 3.00 GHz. The top clock rate for the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is 3.2 GHz, and this does have an effect in synthetic benchmark such as Geekbench. In addition, the RAM amount states “6.91 GB”, which signposts to a total of 8 GB of memory for the Sony Xperia 5 IV, which would be the same amount as its predecessor. If the record is genuine, then it could be something of a letdown for some fans who may have been hoping for a bit more power in their “compact” 6-inch smartphone. Sony has been teasing its upcoming device again, with the latest video clip promoting the new Xperia’s camera equipment and photo-taking capabilities.