Ever since Sony has acquired Ericsson’s part in the Sony Ericsson venture it looks like things have improved for the Japanese manufacturer as far as the Android running devices market is concerned. The new NXT lineup has made a relatively significant impact on the smart phone market even though it does not feature up to date hardware in the processing area. Sony has just leaked a benchmark of a new device codenamed V150 that should change some aspects of the hardware side in the Sony devices thanks to the Tegra 3 chipset.
This benchmark leak is a small one, and it only features a test in NenaMark, but it does come with some specs and this where it gets interesting. This new device is supposedly the first Sony creation for the Android market to make use of the Tegra 3 chipset running at 1.4 GHz. The benchmark also shows us some other interesting aspects, like the HD display with 1280×752 pixels and the Android 4.0.3 ICS it has onboard.
The Android 4.0 ICS OS is a big deal for Sony, as it has yet upgraded any of its current devices to the latest edition of Google’s OS. This really feels like a step in the right direction for Sony. Unfortunately at this stage is it nearly impossible to say if this particular V150 device is a smart phone or a tablet, but judging by the latest price reduction of Sony’s high end tablets we are tempted to presume it will be the next flagship tablet. As such, it would seem normal for the Japanese manufacturer to introduce the V150 as a successor to the Sony P tablet.
As far as the actual score the V150 got in NenaMark, it is exactly 59.70, which surprisingly or not is quite a bit above the 50 points the Asus Transformers Prime managed. With this kind of result Sony is sure to challenge the high end market regardless of the form factor of device and this can only mean that the once renowned manufacturer is back at its best game.