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Sony Xperia Canopus (possible new flagship) certified in Japan, concept photos show what it may look like

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As we told you back in December, Sony seems to prepare the launch of two new Android flagship smartphones - besides the already-announced Xperia Z1 Compact. The handsets’ code names are Sirius and Canopus.

According to Blog of Mobile, an Xperia Canopus made for KDDI au (Japan’s second largest mobile operator) was certified by Japanese authorities recently, carrying the model number PM-0750-BV. The blog - which usually provides reliable info - reports that KDDI’s Canopus features LTE, WiMAX, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, a quad-core Snapdragon 800 MSM-8974-AB processor, and an unspecified version of Android. It further notes that the handset’s screen could measure 5 inches, and KDDI au will likely launch it as the Xperia SOL25 (which would make sense, because the Xperia Z1 is currently sold by the carrier as the SOL23).

Another Japanese blog lists the SOL25 as being the “Xperia Z2”, and even shows a concept design based on the rumors surrounding it. Here it is (keep in mind that this is not a real device, just a fan's dream):

Sony Xperia Canopus (possible new flagship) certified in Japan, concept photos show what it may look like

We have no idea if the Sony Xperia Canopus / PM-0750-BV / SOL25 will look like this, but it’s certainly a nice design (with the screen bezel thinner than on any other Xperia). We also can’t know if this handset is the Xperia Z2. But its recent certification could mean that Sony is almost ready to officially announce it. MWC 2014 is almost around the corner, so perhaps we’ll see both the Canopus and the Sirius (which may have a larger 5.2-inch screen) then.

sources: Blog of Mobile (translated), FXtec (translated)

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posted on 17 Jan 2014, 09:06 7

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Another day, another Xperia.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 09:12 33

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


Too bad this line is only suitable for Samsung Galaxy.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 09:12 26

5. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Its still better than, "Another second, another Galaxy".

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 09:30 3

11. Extradite (banned) (Posts: 316; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


Sexy dam looking phone.

Much less bezel

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 09:37 3

16. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I don't think so kid. How many phones has Sony released/announced since last month? Exactly.

Don't go back to your old ways because we all remember how that ended.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 09:37

18. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Hater. How's the hurt treating you?

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 09:39

20. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Basically a cue on the Lumia 925's design.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 09:41 4

22. Kuroki (Posts: 88; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)


the xperias that sony released obviously have different design languages that makes each of them unique unlike samsung's galaxys copy paste copy paste copy paste design

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 09:42 1

24. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Lol you're kidding right? Z1, Z1S, ZL, Z, Z Ultra - want me to keep going?

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 09:43 18

25. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


People can see who is the hater here.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 09:44 5

26. Extradite (banned) (Posts: 316; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


Sony designed phone and the material they use are quality and is much better than Galaxy S phones.. ¦ plastic....

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 09:45 18

27. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


You're becoming more and more of a troll. Just look at Samsung's line up for 2013. There's thousands of versions of the same ugly piece of plastic and no one even knows about them. And Samsung has already announced more devices this year than Sony. Let's just wait a few months and see how wrong you are, as always.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 09:47 3

29. Extradite (banned) (Posts: 316; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


Nope Sony were first to bring the sharp rectangles, Sony Z. L925 Nokia has copied the Sony phones, even LG, and oppo had sharp rectangles Befor L925

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 09:48 7

30. vipervoid123 (Posts: 163; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


Dont be joke dude ~
Since last months ?
It is not as much as samsung ~
Sammy fans just shut up ~

As far as I knw, sony only announced Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia E1 , And Xperia T2 Ultra only ~
And Xperia Z1s = Xperia Z1 and just avaliable to US ~

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 09:49 1

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


Don't worry, the "kid" knows what he's saying. I don't hate Samsung anymore so I tell you that just in case your mad Samsung disease come up again.

And we're not talking about how many phones has Sony released/announced since last month, we're talking about how many phones did Samsung released since last year.

I'm waiting for your butthurt comeback, dear Smurfette.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 09:49 3

32. vipervoid123 (Posts: 163; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


Sammy fansboy spamming Sony Post , and why r u here at the 1st place huh ??
Is it Samsung pay u for doing that ?

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 09:50 6

33. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


You cant!
All these phones you mentioned are high end ones and there is no Sony mid ranger or low end phone with such a design, but in Sammy there is no difference between low end, mid range and high end designs.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 09:50 1

34. Kuroki (Posts: 88; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)


The Xperias have elegant and beautiful designs enough said...

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 09:50 4

36. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Troll for stating a fact? Come on now, let's not throw the 'T' word around because you're mad. A comment can be said about Samsung, and not Sony? Geez, the logic of you fans is bar to none. Prove me wrong. I would love to see you try. (Hint: it won't happen.)

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 09:51 1

37. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


There's something seriously wrong with your brain. Just how do you get the Lumia 925 on your mind when looking at that concept???

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 09:52 1

38. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Samsung fan, Apple fan, and Moto fan. Correct yourself.

We'll see how many devices they release this year.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 09:52 1

39. Kuroki (Posts: 88; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)


lol...Exactly!

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 09:52 3

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


You're kidding right? Galaxy S4, Galaxy S4 Zoom, Galaxy S4 Mini, Galaxy S4 Active, Galaxy Mega, Galaxy Core, Galaxy Core Plus, Galaxy Trend Advance - want me to keep going?

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 09:56

42. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Smurfette? It's cute you want to take cues from JakeLee.

Samsung releases lots of phones... So? But where does that get them? #1 in world market share. Hate all you want, the word market share is only familiar to Samsung and Apple.

Clearly the original topic was how many phones Sony has announced/released, and it shifted to Samsung. Nice to know.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 09:57

43. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Lol you're getting mad over a phone that doesn't exist. How do you feel?

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 09:58

44. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Yes please.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 09:58

45. Razrman (Posts: 84; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Exactly what I was thinking, they narrowed those bezels, looking much better this time around.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 09:59 11

46. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


So you think that "Another day, another Xperia" is a fact? You should learn how the calendar works and then see that Sony has released 3 phones in 17 days. And you want to know why that can't be said about Sony but about Samsung? It's because the fact is that Samsung announces many times more phones with little to no meaning. And it really pisses me off when you call us fans that don't have any logic in our comments, since you're even more of a biased fanboy.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 09:59

47. Extradite (banned) (Posts: 316; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


I agree. Just classic design...

Does anyone remember the Samsung P300 calculator phone?

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 10:00

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


Oh, and I forgot about the Galaxy Note 3, I like it though.

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