The headlines these days are Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 that starts very soon. In those headlines as well we see Samsung on top followed by brands like HTC. In nowhere would we find headlines that has Sony in it. In fact Sony has been sidelined from the headlines lately also since last year. Its poor performance lead plenty to believe and suggest that Sony should and would be pulling out from the mobile industry entirely soon. This is not the case though; for those of you who are Sony fans rejoice!
It does not look like Sony will be launching any devices in MWC 2015 but we can only wait and see. It looks like Sony has been toying with the Lollipop lately presumably to prepare for their new line of smartphones to be released into the market though. There has been some appearances made by a Sony E2303 in Geekbench and GFXBench. From what is seen the specs seems to be touting an Android 5.0 Lollipop as its operating system, running on an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 paired with 2GB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage, 12-Megapixel main camera and 5-Megapixel front camera. We do suspect that it is an Xperia model when it is launched.
While the specs suggest that this will mostly be a mid-range type of phone some of the hardware suggest something more than that. We are guessing that this will be in the mid to high-range section in the industry though leaning more to the mid-range type. Both benchmarks show that the E2303 is overall a mediocre smartphone but some of the hardware fitted inside do stand out a little bit. Of course the benchmarks tells only half the story and since this is not yet a confirmed model we cannot tell how it will turn out with full scale production.
Sony is one of those brands that we actually like and would like to see picking up on its numbers. Though we may not see them recover too fast we are hoping that they turn around and make some good moves. We are excited about this Lollipop bearing Xperia though and we think people may like it if it is priced properly and at the right section. Of course we would not know until they actually announce the thing.