With Sony apparently planning on launching at least two 5 inch flagship models in 2013, the Sony Odin
and the Sony Yuga
, EXIF data from a photograph found on Picasa reveals a new mid-range model
from the Japanese manufacturer. The photo was taken with the Sony C5303 which the XperiaBlog
says is codenamed the Sony "HuaShan" and is part of the C530x series with the C5302, C5303 and C5306 getting released in various parts of the world along with a release of the C5303 in China.
With the Sony Yuga and Odin having model numbers of C660x and C650x respectively, the HuaShan appears to be a mid-range device based on its lower model number. That thought seems to be confirmed by the 5MP camera
on the back of the model, which was responsible for the photo on Picasa. All three models are expected to launch first in Asia followed by a European release and then possibly a release in the U.S.