Sony is working on a low-end 6.1-inch smartphone

For the past couple of years in the mobile world we’ve pretty much gotten used to the general rule that high-end smartphones are bigger than lower-end ones. Sony looks set to change that perception, however.

The company is working on a device bearing the model number D2203, and this is a huge phablet – and yet comes with very low-end specs.

Someone put the Sony D2203 through the paces of GFXBench, and because of this we now have a full spec list for this handset.

It will have a 6.1-inch touchscreen with the appalling 480×854 resolution (making for a pixel density of just 160 ppi), a 5 MP rear camera, and a VGA front-facing snapper.

The device will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset with a 1.2 GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU and 1GB of RAM. Built-in storage should be 4GB, though hopefully expandable via microSD cards.

The Sony D2203 will also have Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, and Wi-Fi of course. The prototype that was benchmarked was running Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

With such lowly specs it’s not immediately apparent who this handset is intended for, but perhaps a small price shall make up for its shortcomings.

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