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Sony Yuga tipped with a glass chassis again, Sony to use Samsung Exynos processor for a 2013 flagship

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Sony Yuga tipped with a glass chassis again, Sony to use Samsung Exynos processor for a 2013 flagship
We've heard that the Sony C660X Yuga handset might feature a glass back, saw it in some fuzzy pics, and now inside sources have once again confirmed that the upcoming 5-incher will sport Dragontrail glass panels.

Asahi's Dragontrail is hardened glass similar to Corning's solutions, and is light and durable enough to be a chassis material. The iPhone 4 set the glass trend, LG picked on it with the Optimus G/Nexus 4 handsets, and now Sony is apparently following suit. 

Glass indeed feels much more premium in the hand than plastic, provided that it is packaged with temperature amplitude tolerance, and there are no issues with it cracking from heat differences like the ones reported with the Nexus 4.

Another juicy rumor about Sony's 2013 flagships that was mentioned recently got clarified a bit more, too. We heard about the eventual Q4 beast from Sony with 3 GB of RAM, Full HD display, and a Cortex-A15 processor, right?

At the time, the source mentioned that the quad-core processor will be neither a Qualcomm, nor NVIDIA endeavor, which doesn't leave us with many choices now, does it? A report emerged that this 2013 holidays flagship by Sony is meant to use a Samsung Exynos 5-series chipset, most likely the quad-core 5440, as Qualcomm's silicon couldn't cut it for what Sony intends to do with the phone for some reason. Here's the scoop:

Samsung Exynos 5 Quad
3 GB
5 inch OLED display FHD
128GB ROM
16 megapixel
3000mAh battery
Water / Dust resistant
IR blaster

Sony originally planned with 8974 but the look is still not strong enough, so it turned to Samsung products, the chip is not used for GS4 but for GN3. 
 
Revealed that this message also mentioned about this machine is a major surprise to wait until CES to announce we patiently look forward to it


Given that Samsung's contract to make Apple's chips expires next year, the Koreans might very well be looking for other customers in the mobile realm, and Sony just took second place after Samsung itself as an Android maker, so it might be getting a pretty sweet deal on those Exynos SoCs, if the rumor turns out credible. 

What makes us go "hmm" about it is that the source lists this Sony Xperia 6 (codename) flagship as carrying a 5" Full HD OLED display, too, and, as far as we know, these will be a prerogative of Samsung eventually, and are about to be demonstrated at CES next month. If the Galaxy S IV pops up with such a screen, though, all bets are off. Also, the 128 GB of internal memory are music to our ears - despite that all of it sounds too good to be true for Q4 of this year, for Q4 of 2013 anything is possible.

source: XperiaBlog & IT168 (translated)

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This story is part of: Sony 2013 roadmap(5 updates)

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posted on 13 Dec 2012, 05:19 13

1. Birds (Posts: 958; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


No shame in that game.....I like it.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 08:00 1

22. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1064; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


looks like a real winner...but glass isnt practically durable....one fall and goodbye to this beauty! and why no stylus?

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 10:26 4

27. Atlas (Posts: 157; Member since: 15 Apr 2012)


Dragontail is apparently stronger than Gorilla Glass so who knows?

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 00:50

41. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1064; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


bottom line its glass :)

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 01:09

42. bipinm (Posts: 122; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


youtube Dragontail

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 05:20 6

2. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 701; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


128gb really wow

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 05:43 7

8. noim1 (Posts: 297; Member since: 15 May 2012)


Seems Lik SONY is going to go all out in the Coming YEAR !!! YEAH !! it is going to be a HELL of a device...i was wondering when i would get 128GB on a Android Device!!!! SONY FAN !!!! Currently Owning a Xperia T !! and i love it ...GO SONY !!! GO SONY !!!

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 05:26 8

3. wendygarett (unregistered)


128gb + 1080p = perverts' favorite device :)

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 05:32 2

4. wendygarett (unregistered)


Another things I like is that this is made up of Dragontrail glass from asashi :)

Take that corning!! No love for you

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 05:34

5. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


dragontail glass on both plz :) unbreakable glasses

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 05:35 9

6. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


Well... this is the Sony we all know and love.........Sony, make believe ;)

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 05:40 1

7. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


sony goes oled:(

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 06:02 3

10. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


wait.........what?? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 06:16 1

12. wendygarett (unregistered)


Why no... You wanna Sony try screen forever?

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 06:24 1

13. wendygarett (unregistered)


TFT screen typo

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 07:57

21. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


......

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 08:08

23. wendygarett (unregistered)


May I know why you dislike oled??

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 16:09

45. romeo1 (Posts: 176; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


i guess he does not like it because of the oversaturated colors.
but maybe sony can make change that?
and also the blue leds weren't able to get allot of hours of usage and that all the leds are loosing their full collors really fast.
hopefully the oled technology improved cause im not really looking into the technology so i wouldn't know how long the leds can be used now.

i'm not a fan of oled either cause the colors are looking really good in the menu's of the sammys cause it's really flashy but for watching movies it isn't good with its oversaturated colors and grey's can look greenish

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 05:09

44. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 801; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


I'll reserve judgement for later in regards with that OLED Display.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 05:56 4

9. Thephonegeek (Posts: 118; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)


Now that's what is called awesome. 3GB RAM, 128GB ROM, Exynos 5, 3000mAh battery. But I hardly believe sony will OLED Screen. I think they will use S-LCD3 Display. That's good for them.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 06:03 1

11. ajac09 (Posts: 1341; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


wont have 128gb flash. You cant even buy a 128gb micro sd cards yet and when you can they will be 300+ dollars fail this is so fake

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 06:35 1

14. cretinick (Posts: 147; Member since: 25 Jan 2011)


128GB ROM?

ROM = Read Only Memory?

Fake!

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 06:42 3

16. cyborg009 (Posts: 88; Member since: 17 Sep 2011)


ROM usually means internal memory of the phone!!!
and 128 GB doesn't sound so fake considering it's being planned for Q4 2013.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 11:47 1

29. tyger11 (Posts: 61; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


ROM couldn't be used as internal storage, but I'm sure they're talking about internal storage. Somebody needs to learn what ROM really is. Internal storage is not ROM. MicroSD is not ROM.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 14:02 1

33. aokde (Posts: 185; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)


true that.
when i first came to the android world, i was so confused! everybody were referring to internal storage as ROM, which sounded weird to me, because ROM normally is read-only memory....
anyway i got used to it, but still i can't figure out why they call it ROM instead of IS (internal storage or something)

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 03:39

46. cyborg009 (Posts: 88; Member since: 17 Sep 2011)


Certainly ROM is not same as internal memory.. what i was going for is whenever in mobile segment you see rom which is listed as 32, 64 GB.. usually by that they mean internal memory of the phone :)

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 06:40 3

15. cyborg009 (Posts: 88; Member since: 17 Sep 2011)


Well i was wondering what will be my next phone after xperia S... search complete :)

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 06:44 4

17. randomuseresato (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


Well PhoneArena, lifting rumors from forums - Not Cool. I am the guy who posted all the rumors you have mentioned here and let me tell you, all the rumors are FAKE.
Sorry guys, but didn't want PhoneArena to keep lifting forum posts like this.

And whoever tipped PhoneArena, If you really want to keep getting Sony rumors you better stop tipping PA and other popular sites. Otherwise you can kiss rumors good bye forever.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 08:55

26. jrandolf (Posts: 22; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


o common sir . you're not the only one who has the mind to think the rumor specs of Sony Yuga .

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 13:42 3

32. Insignificant (Posts: 189; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


I'm 'away', and thanks for fulfilling my wish to troll iPA to teach them a lesson in journalism.

iPhoneArena, you just got pranked.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 21:35 2

39. bipinm (Posts: 122; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


U r awesome Random User...

Now lets go back to our forum...

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 22:59 2

40. Coolkid (Posts: 24; Member since: 01 Nov 2012)


Hope, no more rumors about Yuga will be posted here...:)

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 06:58

18. thunderising (Posts: 225; Member since: 25 Nov 2011)


Exynos 5450 quad core. Correction

Add in the GPU too.

ARM Mali-T658 MP4 (quad core) GPU

via,
http://www.techenclave.com/news/sony-xperia-yuga-to-pack-exynos-quad-3-gb-ram-and-glass-chassis/1590/

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 07:02

19. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


good spec. but i doubt it.

i chose samsung , spec is one reason, but main reason i can easy root and unroot my device to original stock image, without lose my warranty.

if rummored sony using exynos , maybe true, almost every manufacture use snapdragon chip, and not much use tegra or exynoss

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 07:44

20. lzsbleach (Posts: 155; Member since: 20 May 2012)


Theres something about a tegra and exynoss chip in a phone. They just seem to work faster and smoother than the S4 pro.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 08:31

24. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Why how about that.. I was right again!!
Mwahaha

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 08:53

25. jrandolf (Posts: 22; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


o common . this beast will be available in Q4 of 2013 ? that's too long for me to wait . :((

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 10:28

28. Atlas (Posts: 157; Member since: 15 Apr 2012)


Is it true that Sony will be releasing a Flagship for every quarter?

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 12:01 1

30. noim1 (Posts: 297; Member since: 15 May 2012)


well if thats so ..then that will b a bummper..they dont know how to treat a Flagship with respect..a Flagshipt should stay at TOP no matter what..well at least for 7-8 months...

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 14:04 1

34. aokde (Posts: 185; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)


don't think so, their strategy, which is releasing 2 flagships a year, one each 6 months, is working pretty well for them (and for the consumers). more than 2 flagships a year will be ridiculous.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 12:53

31. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3876; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Dear God.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 15:11

35. ckoch125 (Posts: 187; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Bring it to more carriers than just att. I'd love this on Verizon

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 16:06 2

36. emadshiny (Posts: 1127; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


woooooow, if these specs be true we must say, GOOD BYE SAMSUNG ;D

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 20:02

37. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6131; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


this YUGA IS GETTING BETTER & BETTER every minute. But I have to wait to decide the YUGA or the GS IV hmmm decisions decisions

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 21:33 2

38. bipinm (Posts: 122; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


Dear PA...U really fell for it...Its a joke...Sorry...Just check The forum where u got the info... :) LOL

we r laughing at u...

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 03:32

43. pyradark (Posts: 740; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


actually Im loving the White screen display already, even the TFT type screen, thanks to software tweak "Mobile Bravia" it produce greatness that compete with AMOLED.

the screen suck when camera hit it but in reality its super beautiful than AMOLED

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