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Rumor: Sony prepping 5" Xperia Cyber-shot and Walkman phones for Q3 to lure camera and music buffs

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Rumor: Sony prepping 5
Not that Sony didn't prove itself with the slim waterproof Xperia Z this season, but apparently CEO Kaz Hirai has a dream pet project to stuff everything that Sony is capable of in the camera and sound department (and that's a lot) into upcoming Xperia handsets, slated for release in time for the holiday shopping craze.

We've been hearing rumors for a while about this project, allegedly under the One Sony umbrella, but now a tipster of ours fleshed out the strategy with some heartwarming stories about Cyber-shot and Walkman tech about to be placed into flagship Xperia smartphones with Android. Of course, the information below is neither confirmed by Sony, nor verified, save for some rumblings on several company-centric forums, so we can't vouch for its credibility, but here's the full scoop:

Apart from the xperia a,ul,phablet launching in summer... There are three more parallel flagships coming in q3.

1. This one is 5 inch xperia cybershot. It will be equipped with best camera so far in smartphones. With sensor size almost equal to pureview 808 and carl zeiss optics it will stand out from the rest of the crowd. Other specs will be top of the line. Also, the waistline of the phone is well within limits.

2. This one is 5 inch xperia walkman. It will come with integrated amplifier chip and all other goodies of sony walkman series and same top specs.

3. This one is a direct iPhone competitor in a small form factor and small screen size with camera and other specs same as xperia cybershot.

Pretty interesting speculation, and it seems that this year will be the one when Android phones will finally get the much needed boost in the camera department. As you might have noticed, apart from reiterating the Xperia A and UL rumor, the tipster is also confirming the Togari phablet we wrote an article about, as slated for release in the summer, so if even a part of this rumor pans out, Sony will be in it to win it in the second half of the year, on the quest to become the third largest smartphone maker globally, after Samsung and Apple.

Thanks for the tip!

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posted on 29 Mar 2013, 04:18 48

1. raunak (Posts: 507; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


CYBERSHOT! CYBERSHOT!

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 05:13 36

13. tech2 (Posts: 3475; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


I remember 5 years ago I had Sony's k800i Cybershot. Carl Zeiss + Sony + Cyber-shot = Awesome !!!!! Would nice to see Xenon flash too but oh well........

Only if they could improve on their screen technology i.e. non TFT screen then my money is yours Sony

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 05:18 14

16. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


Yeah TFT screens are not as good as IPS and AMOLEDS.
Imagine full HD IPS display with BRAVIA ENGINE!
Xperia Walkman and Sony Exmor Sensor. Perfect!

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 06:14 8

23. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


i'm really confused though. the last display comparison here on phonearena showed a nokia lumia 920 (supposedly IPS) having viewing angles worse than xperia z's.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 14:23 2

64. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


Comparing full HD 1080p display with 720p displays is not fair. Actually Lumia 920 hasn't the worse viewing angle but its the actually 1080p displays which are making it to look worse. I mean if you see all the 720p display then you will know what is actually PUREMOTION HD+.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 06:18 1

26. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


TRILUMINOS WITH QUANTUM DOTs screen and X REALITY is more perfect i think

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 05:30 3

17. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)


I had the 700, 750, 800 and 850. The Cybershot used to be the phone I would always get, When I was due for an upgrade I'd just get the latest Cybershot model. They were awesome phones.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 05:16 20

14. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


Pureview competitor!

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 07:24 13

35. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


SONY is back with there old skool products!
Great now we shall have the best of everything!

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 08:49 7

41. Andrea (banned) (Posts: 52; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


wp is a joke!

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 14:19 4

62. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


I am not saying about WP or Symbian. I am saying that is will be the competitor to the pureview technology. Pureview 808 is still unbeatable and you have to accept the fact please!
Dislikes coming

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 15:53

65. ahmed_ali_yossef2010 (Posts: 164; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


if they combined original pure view with pure view 2

this is unbeatable

but now low light pure view 2 is unbeatable

in details the original is unbeatable

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 02:11

72. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


How about the best of both?

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 09:44 1

80. ahmed_ali_yossef2010 (Posts: 164; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


this is exactly what I am talking about

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 09:08

43. amansingal14 (Posts: 309; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


All hail the iPhone competitor :)
Cybershot + Top End Specs + Small Size = My next phone...

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 09:24

46. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


SONY is back and could take 3rd or 2nd or be on par with HTC. Great™®

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 11:39

58. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


That's the one I wanna see as well bro, let me see that bad boy!

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 10:26 1

50. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Experience the best of camera in a Sony smartphone. :)

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 10:33 5

52. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Carl Zeiss with Cyber Shoot & Xneon = 808 PureView

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 10:44 4

54. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


808 Pureview + Sony cybershot = BEST!

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 14:20 1

63. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


Unbeatable!

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 10:48

55. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Cybershot and Walkman...........is brilliant one........!!! bring it on sony with old hit stuff........!!!

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 04:22

78. jsdechavez (Posts: 731; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Now this compares to Pureview.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 04:24 7

2. tahnik (Posts: 188; Member since: 17 Jul 2011)


Holy s**t...With an oled display they can easily gain the top position..

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 06:36 8

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


In my opinion the LCD screens used by HTC are the best screens ever. oled screens produces sharp colors that makes me dizzy. but i guess that's preference.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 07:37

38. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


ni the past htc using SLCD from sony and now they use sharp screen

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 11:37

57. rd_nest (Posts: 1605; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


They are using Sharp and Samsung screens in One.

M7 JDI Samsung C2 1
M7 JDI Samsung C2 2

Yes, HTC One's screen is itself made by Samsung!

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 02:15 3

73. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


Lame!

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 04:38 8

3. avin007 (Posts: 139; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


Yeah....bring it on!!!

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 10:50 1

56. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


they need this if they want top position in android........!!! great decision....sony

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