Sony Pikachu
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A new Sony smartphone has been spotted in a benchmark listing under the name Sony Pikachu. This adorably named listing also shines some light on the hardware setup of the smartphone.

According to the listing, the device features a 5-inch HD display sporting a resolution of 1280x720 pixels. The listing also tells us that the device is rocking a 2.3GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6757 processor paired with 3GB of RAM. For GPU, the device gets an ARM Mali-T880 MP2 dual-core GPU.

The device has 32GB of internal storage space, out of which 22GB is usable. There is no information for microSD expandability as of now.

The listing also hints that Pikachu may run on Android 7.0 Marshmallow right out-of-the-box, which is really cool. For camera, the device is armed with a 21-megapixel shooter at the back, which is definitely a strong point of the device, along with an 8-megapixel camera at the front.

The device is a single SIM smartphone and surprisingly lacks a gyroscope, which will make less VR friendly. It’ll be really interesting to see what would the phone finally come along with, as the specifications could change later.

Sony recently rebooted its Nougat update for Xperia Z5 devices, along with Z3+ and Z4 Tablet. The update was originally rolled out in January 2017, however, it also came along with a bunch of bugs, which forced Sony to halt the update sequence within a few days.