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Xperia XZ Pro spotted on HTML Benchmark with an 18:9 screen

The oft-rumoured Xperia XZ Pro has been spotted on a benchmarking database – with an 18:9 edge-to-edge screen in tow.

GizmoChina has caught wind of a filing on the HTML Benchmark – a testing process used to determine how well a smartphone can render HTML content – online database for the upcoming Xperia XZ Pro.

The documentation doesn’t reveal anything solid about the handset’s internals per se, other than that it will ship running Android 8.1 Oreo, but it does indicate that it will be equipped with an 18:9 screen.

What’s strange is that the Xperia Xz Pro is listed with a 424 x 848 screen, which probably won’t be the case (it’s tipped to be a flagship smartphone after all), but that’s the resolution for an 18:9 screen – so who knows?

It’s possible that something could have borked the benchmark engine while it was running, resulting in it generating an inaccurate resolution – or there is, of course, a chance the filing could have been falsified.

Image: GizmoChina

The documentation also refers to the handset as the Xperia XZ2 Pro – and that’s disconcerting, seeing as all of the leaks we’ve seen to date have pointed towards the unit launching as the Xperia XZ Pro.

With all that in mind, we’d recommend taking this latest revelation with a considerable (read: relatively hefty) pinch of salt, until we’re able to obtain some evidence in favour of GizmoChina‘s claim.

The Xperia XZ Pro will come with a Snapdragon 835 or Snapdragon 845 processor, at least 6GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable internal storage and a dual rear camera setup, according to a recent report.

Sony is expected to take the wraps off the Xperia XZ Pro at MWC 2018 in Barcelona at the end of February. We’ll be on the ground in full force reporting live from the event, so stay tuned.

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