Sony's 2013 flagships tipped, Q4 might see a quad-core Cortex-A15 beast with a huge battery
5 inch 1080P screen
3,000 mAh battery
16 megapixel camera
overall size and Yuga almost. The hardware configuration the stereotypes too early to say, may change next October.
first half of the high-end machine:
Xperia 4 - 720p ~ 360PPI, 12MP, MSM8960T, 1.5GB, microSD, 16GB, 1800mAh
Xperia - 1080p 2400mAh
Xperia 5R - 1080p 440PPI, 13MP, APQ8064, LTE, 2GB, microSD, 32GB, 2800mAh, waterproof IP57
Xperia 6 - 1080p ~ 370PPI, 13MP, APQ8064, LTE, 3GB, microSD, 32GB, 3500mAh
13 December Sony Yuga tipped with a glass chassis again, Sony to use Samsung Exynos processor for a 2013 flagship
10 December Sony's 2013 flagships tipped, Q4 might see a quad-core Cortex-A15 beast with a huge battery
28 November More Sony Odin and Yuga concept renders appear to illustrate size and specs difference
22 November Sony Odin vs Sony Yuga vs HTC Droid DNA vs Galaxy S III size and benchmark comparison
7 November Possible Sony Yuga shows up in clear pictures
1. Thephonegeek (Posts: 118; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)
Holy cow. Samsung is gonna have a stronger competitor after all. Sony is really getting the competition over the limit. And I am a sony fan. Yay Sony.
12. MeoCao (unregistered)
This is great, I can already see Sony elbow SS from top spot of Android world.
I know that Sony is busy with software thing this year, and next year will be the year of Sony comeback.
It will be 4 horse race Sony - SS - LG - HTC I guess.
15. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 804; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
Don't under estimate the companies from China (Huawei, ZTE & Lenovo) their phones are somewhat equally spec to those by the Big Boys ( Samsung, Sony, LG, HTC) but they're more affordable. A real bang for buck I say. Tho in the states they'll probably won't grab that much attention. . .
22. MeoCao (unregistered)
Sony, and now HTC have learned from SS example: specs and design is easy part, the hard part is software optimisation and marketing.
The Chinese have great potential but I guess it will take them a few years before they can compete in top end of the market.
23. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 804; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
Agree, I'm actually seeing Android dominating more come 2013 in the mobile space thanks to those Chinese Company's ultra aggressive pricing.
24. blingblingthing (Posts: 459; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)
Exactly. Give us the hardware and a few tricks. And for all of our sakes give it an ad so everyone knows of it.
33. Commentator (Posts: 2494; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
By saying "quarterly flagship machine" Sony has confirmed that they'll be releasing a new flagship every three months or so (which they have already been doing for at least a year). Not sure if this is a good thing or not. It obviously hasn't worked for HTC in the past, and Samsung and Apple both only release one major flagship per year to tremendous success.
36. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5951; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Sammy will basically be announcing their flagship 2013 phone next month and probably shipping in April-May-June timeframe. Nothing like sucking all of the oxygen out of the room....
Sony needs to step up it's game. Even Apple is feeling the heat from Sammy.
38. MeoCao (unregistered)
This is 1 of many possibilities, this is early stage of mobile market development and things will change wildly. I think there will be several big players coexist in the Android ecosystem similar to HP, Lenovo, Dell... in Windows PC.
41. oister85 (Posts: 409; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)
Actually sony is learning from Samsung . Sammy just to release phones every 3 month low end To mid range to high end I think that is a strategy.
59. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
I hope the "1.5" GB in the Xperia 4 mean 1.5 GigaBytes of ram, NOT storage (cuz some phones actually have that)
JUST 4 any buyers sake.
21. pankajgupta (Posts: 59; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
Gonna be a monster of a phone... Best of All. :)
SONY FTW :)
31. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Daniel.P don't you have anything to say on this article or posts....?
51. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)
@thephonegeek you are very very true sony has had a beautiful line up of devices i would love to spend my money on, BUT the only way that Sony can contend with Sammy is if they break into the US market. one device sprinkled on 1 or 2 carriers every now and again.
54. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)
Samsung welcomes all challengers any time. Samsung owns this space and you can bank on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 having 6inch flexible screen, 1080p resolution, 2.0ghz quadcore Exynos 5 processor, 3gb of ram, 16megipix camera, 32 or 64gb of internal storage, 64gb micro sd card slot, 3.0 front facing camera. Rest assured nobody who is not in this space today will make a threat to Samsung they own this smartphone/tablet market. The Galaxy Note 2 is leading the way. Software and features alone makes Samsung the best manufacturer period.
2. redmd (Posts: 909; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Apple should also up their game. iPhone 6 should have a 5 inch 1080p screen. I can only wish.
9. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
and that would be called, cornea display? or optic nerve display? :))
11. wendygarett (unregistered)
Please don't, I'm enjoying the 3.5 inches screen tho :(
If Apple wanna to, release another called iPhone giant...
14. redmd (Posts: 909; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
it's optic nerve display. Apple should patent that. lol
37. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5951; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Not gonna happen. Apple's strategy is to suppress competitors through lawsuits. They need to update their UI more than anything.
3. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Big SONY fan to, but the Exynos are much better. SONY welcome back, wish you all the very best™®©
4. wendygarett (unregistered)
Not another beast phone :(
I'm tired to see such monsterios spec, they actually kill me tho...
7. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 804; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
hush. Stick with the iPhones they're not beastly (well probably).
5. gazmatic (Posts: 628; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
way to go sony!
hope you deliver
finally battery... the only spec i care about
6. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 804; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
Holy smokes, SGS4 rumors + LG Optimus G2 rumors then this one? Deymmm. . . . . .
8. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
XPERIA 5R! it's like acro S but way better. HIGH-END IP57 certified phone, that's epic!
16. joseph98 (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Feb 2012)
6" display, 3GB ram & 3500 mAh battery now this phone will let me say goodbye to my Galaxy note II unless Galaxy note III stand up.
17. kamejoko (Posts: 115; Member since: 10 Nov 2011)
Cortex A15? Now Qualcomm with Krait. Nvidia tegra4 not ready.
18. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Soon Sony will overtake everyone, with those insane specs™®©
19. MauriceGerald (Posts: 18; Member since: 09 Dec 2012)
Using ARC S now and really happy with it but i think it is time to upgrade. Xperia T/TX was not the thing i was waiting. Cannot wait for 5"er, badly want it.
26. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
I thought its Apple iPhone for you?
25. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Quad core A15?
Only if they use the Exynos 5 :p
27. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1055; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
I guess you are joking, but just in case. The Tegra 4 (Wayne) is also a quad core A15. And it's coming Q1 2013.
42. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Have you read the article?
"It is listed as a quad-core Cortez-A15 endeavor, but neither Qualcomm, nor NVIDIA with Tegra 4 are in the mix"
So, any other idea?
47. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1055; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
Maybe they are going to start to develop their own? It would surprise me, but with Sony it´s possible.
OK, I admit I´m out of ideas...
65. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1055; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
More unlikely even than the previous comments.
OMAP5430 and OMAP5432 are A15 but dual cores, and TI is stepping out of mobile SoCs, so it's not likely they'll create a new quad core one.
30. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 804; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
All Rovio games running + more is needed to occupy that RAM
45. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
More than enough, you will be running high-end PC games, which requires over 1.5 gb ram.
29. ryq24 (Posts: 534; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
bet samsung is quickly changing its specs for s4 to match these sony's upcoming phones.
34. adjou (Posts: 102; Member since: 06 Jul 2010)
I expect the SGS4's specs to match or even better the Sony flag, but in terms of design, no matter how hard Samsung changes it, it won't match Sony's.
Though, Sony design ain't going to help them get No.1 since Samsung fan base is big and more importantly, they know how to market.
75. MC1123 (Posts: 1249; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
japanese tech can put korean tech to dust anytime!!!
people buy samsung coz its cheaper than sony's!! but low quality looking phones!!
sony's are top notch!
39. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 442; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)
MINDBLOWN! First time to hear 3GB of RAM for a phablet. I hope those specs will be same or a little better. Goodluck Sony! I'm a proud owner of your famous Xperia S!
40. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
Wow, Sony had really put effort into their phones after Xperia X10. The 2nd place in Europe is well deserved.
52. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
44. Insignificant (Posts: 190; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
This was initially posted of Neogaf, then Esato. Then it must have been translated to another language, and back to english again. Tsk tsk, a bit late?
46. Pedro0x (Posts: 271; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)
APQ8064 is not Cortex A-15 so for example exynos 5440 will be more powerful at the same clock. And MSM8960T is a dual core Krait with adreno 320 and it has only 1 MB L2 cache, meanwhile APQ8064 has 2 MB L2 cache. Just wanted to clear the air :)
48. legend1 (Posts: 104; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
sony is kicking things up a notch or two??(maybe three)
49. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4108; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Looks like Samsung will have a bit of competition next year. Hopefully HTC will follow suit with giving Sammy a hard time.