Sony Xperia E5 photo, specs leaked ahead of launch: Standout features to take on budget rivals
Sony Xperia E5 photo, specs leaked ahead of launch: Standout features to take on budget rivalsREUTERS/Yuya Shino

Japanese consumer electronics firm Sony has reportedly commenced testing new phones. Two Sony-branded handsets with codenames F3216 and F3311 have been spotted on performance testing website GFX. Both devices are compact models with 4.6-inch screens.

Among the two, Sony F3216 seems to be the top-end variant as it comes with a superior System-on-Chip (SoC) and camera. It boasts a full-HD (1920x1080p) screen and comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 1.9GHz MediaTek (MT6755) Helio P10 octa-core (ARM v8-based Cortex A53 x 8) processor, Mali-T860 graphics engine, 2GB RAM and 16GB in-built storage.

It also boasts a 20MP primary camera with LED flash, auto focus, face detection and 15MP snapper on the front with full HD video recording ability.

On the other hand, Sony F3311 features an HD (1280x720p) display and the Android Marshmallow OS, a less powerful 1.3GHz MediaTek (MT6735) quad-core (ARMv8-based Cortex A53) CPU, Mali-T720 GPU, 1.5GB RAM and 16GB storage.

As far as the camera is concerned, it comes shipped with 12MP snapper with LED flash, autofocus on the rear and a 5MP front-shooter with full-HD video-taking ability.

Both devices will come with NFC (Near Field Communication) and standard wireless connectivity features such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

Going by the top-notch camera specifications, Sony might unveil the new line of Xperia C series phones soon, Xperia Blog reported.

Sony is yet to officially reply on the speculations surrounding the new Xperia C (2016) series, but the sightings of Sony F3216 and F3311 on GFXBench just a month ahead of one of the Asia's biggest consumer electronics shows, Computex 2016 (May 31-June 4), Taipei, suggests fans may not have to wait longer.

Watch this space for more updates.