Though we’re yet to see a single phone packing Snapdragon 800 heat become official, several such gadgets have been benchmarked of late, previewing what could turn out to be an avalanche of unveilings. The latest “beast” to join the party is a mysterious Sony Xperia handheld.

Sony Mysterious Sony phone (Xperia ZU?) gets benchmarked, packs 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU

At least we think it’s a Sony Xperia, because the thing comes with a very odd codename. Or rather an odd combination of letters and numbers – “ymmh5y0n5zeaouu”. That’s pretty random, no?

Fortunately, we have several sources telling us this is in fact a future Sony flagship, most likely the Xperia ZU (or Z Ultra) we’ve told you so much in the past few weeks. As you may recall, our very own tipsters (whom we very much trust) had the ZU pegged as a top-notch Android phone, with a 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 800 chipset, 6.44-inch Full HD screen, 2 GB of RAM and 3,000 mAh battery.

With all that in mind, should we really believe it’s a coincidence this mystery phone benchmarked in AnTuTu has a 2.2 GHz CPU inside? Not a chance. The good news is the score is extremely encouraging, topping both leaked results of that upcoming Galaxy S4 variant with Snapdragon 800 (likely called GS4 Plus).

Sony benchmark Mysterious Sony phone (Xperia ZU?) gets benchmarked, packs 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU

True, 32,173 points is only a whisker above 31,491, but we can safely assume the ZU prototype tested through AnTuTu is very close to a commercial unit, meaning we’re even more certain the thing will see the light of day on June 25 in Germany and July 4 in France.

The only other thing revealed by the benchmark is the handheld bearing that outrageous codename runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, which shouldn’t surprise anyone. Yeah, we would have loved to see it come with 4.3 on board, but the rumored next version of JB is still not official, so the best we can hope for would be a swift update.

Now, who’s excited for this Sony Xperia ZU? Do you think we should expect even better AnTuTu scores out of Snapdragon 800-based devices? Sound off in the comments section below.

Via [GSM Insider]