Sony is expected to release two new mid-range Xperia models, the Xperia 10 V and the Xperia Ace IV, in 2023. Additionally, a recent discovery of a benchmark score on Geekbench has led to speculation that it could be for an unreleased Xperia model, which may be one of the two aforementioned models.
A Reddit user posted the benchmark score under the model name “SONY k6877,” but this model pattern does not fit with Sony’s usual naming conventions, so it is not possible to determine the specific model from this information alone. After conducting a thorough search on the Geekbench website, I was unable to locate the benchmark score for the particular model in question. It is possible that the score has not been submitted or is not publicly available on the website.
Upon further investigation, it has been revealed that “k6877” corresponds to the Mediatek Dimensity 900 chipset. This particular chipset was released by the company in May 2021 and was targeted towards mid-range smartphones. Several models featuring this chipset were released by Chinese manufacturers in the past year. However, it appears that the benchmark score for this specific model with the Mediatek Dimensity 900 chipset cannot be found on the Geekbench website at this time.
A new Xperia model with a Dimensity chipset has recently passed Bluetooth certification. However, it is now believed that the chipset in this particular model is likely to be the Dimensity 8000 or a higher version, and not the Dimensity 900 as previously thought. This suggests that the benchmark score associated with “k6877” may not be for the same model as the Xperia device that passed Bluetooth certification.
The benchmark score that was discovered for the mysterious Xperia model indicated that the device was equipped with 6GB of RAM and was running on the Android 13 operating system. This suggests that the device could potentially be a mid-range smartphone, as 6GB of RAM is a common configuration for devices in this category.
If we assume that no other new Xperia models will use the Dimensity 900 chipset, then the most likely model to feature this chipset could be the Xperia ACE 4. It is worth noting that Sony has used Mediatek chipsets in the past for entry-level Xperia models, such as the 4G Helio series. Therefore, the possibility of Sony using the Dimensity 900 chipset for the Xperia Ace IV is feasible. However, until further information is made available, we cannot confirm whether or not this is the case.
Based on the information available, it can be speculated that if the Mediatek Dimensity 900 chipset is installed in the Xperia 10 V, there may not be a significant performance improvement compared to the previous model, the Xperia 10 IV. In this scenario, it is possible that the Xperia Ace IV could be the model to feature the same chip, assuming that no other new Xperia series are introduced.
It is still unclear which specific Sony model the benchmark score for “SONY k6877” corresponds to. However, it is possible that the Xperia ACE 4 could feature the MediaTek Dimensity 900 chipset, given Sony’s history of using Mediatek chipsets in entry-level Xperia models. Nonetheless, without further confirmation or information from Sony or Geekbench, we cannot be certain about the exact model or chipset.