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Report: Sony Xperia Z to launch on January 15th, beating out next Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S IV

0. phoneArena 29 Dec 2012, 21:37 posted on

Speculation from Chinese website ePrice says that the Sony Xperia Z, formerly known as the Sony Yuga, will be launched on January 15th which is exactly one week after the start of CES 2013 where the phone will be introduced; the device is one of Sony's flagship models and will be out before the next Samsung and Apple high-end handsets hit the market...

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posted on 29 Dec 2012, 22:16

16. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Some rumors says that Sony Xperia Z (a.k.a. Yuga) will be for Asia market while other model also known as Odin will be for the rest markets.

posted on 29 Dec 2012, 23:13

32. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


But Yuga and Odin specifications will be +/- the same.

posted on 30 Dec 2012, 05:42 1

65. darkkjedii (Posts: 22143; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I live n vegas, and attend CES every year...it's never unpacked.

posted on 29 Dec 2012, 21:52 9

7. techguy22 (Posts: 227; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


beat the next iphone for sure. its not like iphone 5s gonna be any different from its predecessor. sure apple will find a new gimmick for it just like the 4S . but S4 i doubt it. 1080P on S4 is gonna be awesome. iphone will get 1080P in 2030

posted on 30 Dec 2012, 05:15

63. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


even if its better than the s4 sony will need to do some extreme marketing coz the galaxy s series has really made a good image on the consumers and is bound to sell well riding on that image while sony is still trying to win back the consumers satisfaction. but if it can pull it off like nokia did with its lumia series, it might just get back on top. one thing im pretty sure it will beat the galaxy s4 at is the design. sony really needs to work on software update speed.

posted on 30 Dec 2012, 09:28

68. Pedro0x (Posts: 271; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)


Iphone always had a very good hardware and good battery life. And why would you need 441 ppi when 320+ is enough, ofcourse it is better but you do not even notice it in real world. I don´t understand why you guys trash iphone even though it is a great phone. And I hope Sony will change the display technology to IPS+ LCD or OLED.

posted on 30 Dec 2012, 13:02

77. Insignificant (Posts: 192; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Interesting how you say 320+ is enough, because the iPhone has it. If the iPhone had a 316 ppi, you would have said 310+ is enough. Watching 1080p stuff in 1080p sounds good to me.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 12:28

97. Pedro0x (Posts: 271; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)


Come on man, it was just an example. I don´t see any difference between 330ppi and 441 ppi.

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 10:27

88. romeo1 (Posts: 720; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


they are just saying that anything above the 300ppi was enough as we could not see the difference between those who had more but the funny thing is that we can see the difference.

The media is just said that we could not see the differencs but our eyes have a ppi around de 477 ;)

posted on 29 Dec 2012, 21:55 3

8. joey18 (Posts: 589; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)


another android phone and poor battery

posted on 29 Dec 2012, 22:00 10

10. rickywinataa (Posts: 262; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


well, droid razr maxx HD doesn't has poor battery. what kind of smartphone today has battery life as good as 3310 anyway

posted on 29 Dec 2012, 22:39 5

19. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


another opinion that has no validity

posted on 30 Dec 2012, 04:19 1

60. zazori08 (Posts: 113; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)


dang another biased PhoneArena user

posted on 29 Dec 2012, 21:59 5

9. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


If the GS IV won't come out before then I'll be buying the XPERIA Z. Xperia Z or the GS IV was my top two phones for 2013

posted on 29 Dec 2012, 22:06 4

12. skymitch89 (Posts: 1309; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


Just another company for Apple to sue for no reason.

posted on 29 Dec 2012, 22:09 17

14. lee480 (Posts: 197; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


Apple won't sue Sony. Steve Job built Apple based on Sony's model. Even if Apple sues Sony, Sony has million times more patents than Apple.

posted on 29 Dec 2012, 22:17 13

17. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Sony has million times more patents than Apple."

Reasonable patents.

posted on 29 Dec 2012, 23:44 9

40. Lawliet (Posts: 160; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)


Should Apple sue Sony, it'll be sued right back !

posted on 30 Dec 2012, 02:16 5

54. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Yeah, I've noticed how apple has been pretty quiet with regard to Sony.....

posted on 30 Dec 2012, 04:19 5

61. zazori08 (Posts: 113; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)


well that's because sony supplies apples camera sensors

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 05:35

84. ahomad (Posts: 175; Member since: 15 May 2012)


not just that, the patent portfolio that sony own is very strong, may be as strong as microsoft, thats why you have never heard apple sues sony, because they will lose for sure they are trying to avoid "waking the gaint". FYI sony just won patent sue against apple (well a company owned by sony)

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 18:07

92. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


SONY should SUE APPLE for stealing their prototype

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 04:06

94. bipinm (Posts: 124; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


thats not sony's style...

live and let live...

posted on 30 Dec 2012, 01:01 4

49. MauriceGerald (Posts: 18; Member since: 09 Dec 2012)


As you know there are a lot of rumors that Apple stole ideas from SONY. I think some of those may be really true.So I don't think that Apple has "balls" to sue SONY. If they do it I think Apple will be in sh*t.
As we say "don't pee against wind"

posted on 29 Dec 2012, 22:14 1

15. unzip7 (Posts: 4; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)


I wonder does anyone know why SPRINT does not sell SONY phones?? There must be a conflect of intress?

posted on 29 Dec 2012, 23:01

28. tigermcm (Posts: 856; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)


I was about to say they do but then I realized they sell sanyo not sony. This is a VERY good question I dont think I ever saw a sony from sprint

posted on 29 Dec 2012, 23:27

34. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


GSM versus CDMA radios? No Sony phones have been offered with CDMA radios if memory serves.

posted on 30 Dec 2012, 02:21

55. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Well, the Xperia play was available on Verizon, but yeah, no Sony love for us Verizon folk, but then again Moto shows us plenty of love, I dunno if it is an equal trade off, just picked up a sony Xperia Tablet S and I wonder what
their phones are like...

posted on 30 Dec 2012, 00:08

43. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Verizon and T-Mobile don't sell Sony phones either, just AT&T.

posted on 29 Dec 2012, 22:38 1

18. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


2GB RAM should be standard for any phone

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