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Can Sony's rumored 6.44" Togari phone rival a Galaxy Note III if both came with a stylus?

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Full HD panel for the Sony Togari 6-incher

Full HD panel for the Sony Togari 6-incher

We've been hearing about a big-screen holiday fighter from Sony, codenamed Togari, for a while now, with mouthwatering specs, and its alleged 6.44" panel even leaked in someone's hands not long ago with Sony branding at the top, and barely visible side bezel.

Now Ramu from the Esato forums, who has been pretty accurate before with the Xperia Z and ZL leaks, filled in the blanks the other day about Sony's second half flagship, and it turns out Sony is putting much more thought in this device than we were previously aware of.

Not to say that Snapdragon 800, a 6"+ Full HD screen and 3,500 mAh battery are not impressive, but what caught our attention is that Sony might be making the big screen matter with a stylus silo, like in Samsung's Note series, and equipping the handset with an IR blaster to serve as a remote control for your home electronics on top of that.

Granted, the thing is still in the realm of speculation, but we keep seeing leaks about it, and when it comes to Sony smoke is fire, as the Japanese don't keep nearly as much lid on their future plans as juggernauts like Apple or Samsung, leaking the entire 2012 roadmap as early as January last year, for instance. Here's the full scoop from Randomuser over at the Esato forums:

Yep. 2.3 ghz with Adreno 330

Specs update on Phablet.

  • 6.44 inch 1920x1080 IPS screen (JDI) + OptiContrast and MBE-2 
  • 3 GB RAM 
  • MSM8974 krait 800 2.3 ghz 
  • Adreno 330 
  • 32GB Internal Memory 
  • 13 mp Exmor RS camera 
  • 2 mp Full HD Exmor R front facing camera 
  • 3500mAh battery 
  • 4G LTE 
  • Stylus 
  • NFC 
  • IR blaster

Now let's go over this bit by bit to gauge the possibility of such a handset happening. First off, the 6.44" 1080 panel made by JDI, which stands for Japan Display Inc. - a joint-venture of Sony, Hitachi and Toshiba - bankrolled by the Japanese government to spearhead mobile displays innovation. We, however, don't have any info about such a display coming out of JDI, as the last bit of Full HD mobile screen news from them is the 5-incher found on the Xperia Z.

Toshiba/JDI 498ppi 6-incher

Toshiba/JDI 498ppi 6-incher

Toshiba, however, did demonstrate a 6"+ screen with the astonishing 2560x1600 pixels of resolution as far back as 2011, and it rolled its mobile display initiatives into JDI, so the know-how is definitely there, and a Full HD 6.4-incher would be pancakes to make in comparison with the panel you see on the right.

As for the rest of the specs, Qualcomm said its high-end Snapdragon 800 chipset will appear in devices by mid-2013, so it's entirely plausible that Sony will be one of the big customers, given how it mostly uses Snapdragons in its Android phones so far. The quad-core CPU goes up to 2.3 GHz per core, and sports Adreno 330 graphics, capable of encoding/decoding 4K video at 30fps.

The 3 GB of RAM modules is a nice gesture, and 13 MP Exmor RS as well as IR blaster we already have in some Sony Xperia devices. A 3,500 mAh battery will certainly be needed with this screen and specs, and the phone's largish body will undoubtedly allow for such capacity.

The biggest competition is Samsung's Galaxy Note III, which is said to come with a 6.3" Super AMOLED FHD display and Exynos 5 Octa processor. 

Can Sony's rumored 6.44" Togari phone rival a Galaxy Note III if both came with a stylus?
Sammy can quite easily do the more RAM and larger battery thing, so the design differences might be key between the two big-screen phones with a stylus.

Given Sony's latest trends, the huge scрeen size will be compensated by less bezel and on-screen buttons, so it might be as compact as an eventual Note III and more, if Samsung keeps with the physical home key trademark.

The Sony Xperia Togari, however, will likely come with the same waterproof abilities as the Xperia Z, and a speculated microSD slot. What do you think, which of these two juggernauts piques your interest more as far as rumored specs go? 

source: Ramu (Esato forums) & CNMO

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posted on 25 Jan 2013, 06:04 22

1. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 418; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)

If above specs come out true,then definitely Togari phone will be a rival.

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 12:09 16

51. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

Too big for my tastes.

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 14:49 5

55. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 449; Member since: 26 May 2011)

Agreed, 5.5 inches is plenty of screen for me. If I wanted a tablet, I'd just get a 7 inch.

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 19:49 10

67. phones522 (Posts: 94; Member since: 27 Jan 2010)

But some people have bigger hands and want bigger phones, my EVO 3D has a 4.3 inch screen and it feels so tiny to me.

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 10:29

73. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


posted on 25 Jan 2013, 20:32 3

69. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

6.44 inch is just too big even 6 inch is too big unless they can really trim down the bazel and no Sony will not beat Sammy just by putting a stylus in there cuz its not an original sony idea and fakes can only go so far.
The Note is an original idea by Sammy and sammy aint a dumb redundant company, they are constantly innovating!
And seeing sammy's trend I wont be surprised i they dont move beyond 5.8 inches for the Note 3 and this seems to fall in line with rumours of a phone being developed as the sam size as the new Galaxy Player with a 5.8 inchh screen...what i see happening here in the case of sony, huawei and others is that they have taken a successful idea of Sammy and tried to bank on its biggest selling feature - the screen but they have truly outdone themselves with these 6+ inchers for phones!
What these companies fail to realize is that anyone who has a Note 2 doesn't just have it merely for the screen size but for the software optimizations, performance and the apps that are exclusive to the Note series....the whole experience is what makes the phone great....not just the damn screen size!
Where sammy succeeds and the other phablet companies fail is that not only has sammy developed a great new tool and handed it out to the people but they're teaching everyone how to harness the power of that tool.

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 09:15 3

72. IU_Lover (Posts: 35; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)

nice, have to agree with you. BUT maybe, just maybe Sony has made awesome software to make full use of the stylus too. :)

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 02:42 1

83. khaireee97 (Posts: 2; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)

u like IU?im her fan lol

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 22:30

88. IU_Lover (Posts: 35; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)

yea! I love IU tooo!!! weeeeee

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 16:10

90. mxsss (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Feb 2013)

dont underestimate. if IR blaster is also on board it could replace every remote control in your house. Also if the software is as UI is as good as sammys then it will go toe 2 toe.

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 01:44 2

70. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)

I applaud Sony push those specs that's what competition is based on. But let's keep it real folks Sony is a pretender in this space. I currently own the Galaxy Note 2 the best ultimate all purpose productivity device ever made. Software and features alone make the Galaxy Note 2 the greatest thing ever brought to android. Samsung owns this space easily and it stands to reason that the Galaxy Note 3 will be the grandest device for 2013 on it's own level. I will forever keep my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 nothing on the market today will ever compete or compare but I will be purchasing the Galaxy Note 3 day one of launch. Sony will need to bring their A game otherwise they will be BLOWN OUT THE TECH GAME.

posted on 27 Jan 2013, 04:27 5

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

try to enjoy your crappy plastic and keep your comments for those sh*ti products as well

posted on 01 Feb 2013, 15:43

86. Twisted247 (Posts: 282; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)

Richard is correct. Hit the Nail on the head. The Samsung Galaxy note 2 is HANDS DOWN not only the best phone available to date its also the best overall phone. Most flagships that release have a great feature here but mediocre there. Example gs3 great specs with software RAM, screen, micro SD, NFC, removable battery, but came with the dual core processor.. The DNA Awesome screen and great quad core CPU, decent software beautiful full hd screen. But no removable battery, no micro SD, and stuck at 16gb storage. Both of those are the next two top phones of 2012 but have their faults in areas.
Now you have the Note 2; great screen, killer software, great quad core CPU, and quad core GPU, beautifully integrated stylus not a gimmick like LG's, first ever features like multi window and more, removable 3100mah battery, micro sd slot that supports 64gb, NFC, all of the motion features, smart stay eye detection. And the list goes on. So not only is it the TOP phone available anywhere but it'salso the best all around phone period. There hasn't been another phone that had accomplished the same task as the galaxy note 2 in a very long time... If ever.


posted on 25 Jan 2013, 06:04 6

2. wendygarett (unregistered)

Soon the phone will be as big as 90's and as heavy as 90's

good luck my fellow fandroid, while I'm enjoying a Nokia 3310 sized revolutionary device :)

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 06:36 9

17. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


posted on 25 Jan 2013, 06:54 17

20. mick25 (banned) (Posts: 110; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

Enjoy your s**tty phone from the dinosaur ages.

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 18:36

64. oister85 (Posts: 501; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)

That's was freaking hilarious thanks man

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 07:23 8

34. darkkjedii (Posts: 25052; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Good one Wendy. U know how to piss of fandroids. Not android users, but fandroids... They know who they are.

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 07:26 6

35. wendygarett (unregistered)

Umm that doesnt change my mind to get the upcoming Xperia z tho lol... But this is way too much... I'm tired to be a spec slave :(

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 09:45 2

48. soshi (Posts: 154; Member since: 08 Mar 2012)

all the spec war have no meaning now when android still capable with dual core and 1 GB RAM. I hope this is the limit for now and they start focus on build better ecosystem and software integration for the competition

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 06:05 6

3. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

uhh naa Sony i dont think we should do what the copycaters do and use a stylus i think we got more class than them......

also we wouldnt wanna give them a reason to get sensitive after the phone gets more attention than the note and make them wanna go and sue us even tho we (sony) do infact make their lens in their cameras.......

so no, to answer the tittles question

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 06:09 14

5. wendygarett (unregistered)

Regardless what sony delivers, my eyes will forever the Xperia z , no others...

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 06:21 12

10. MC1123 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

agree... sony should never be a copycat because they are sony!!!

but actually sony perfected the stylus before and long before samsung revive them!! on its P-series i guess, the symbian phones that uses stylus!! they are awesome!!!

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 06:56 8

22. mick25 (banned) (Posts: 110; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

Sony not a copy cat? LOL take a look at every LG phone evr made then look at sony. R3tard fanboy

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 07:04 11

25. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

so your saying LG paved the way for sony in the mobile industry?

if so please provide concrete evidence of that

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 07:11 1

27. wendygarett (unregistered)

He didn't retarded, but you are :)

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 18:38

65. oister85 (Posts: 501; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)

Are you Japanese ?

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 18:47

66. wendygarett (unregistered)

He's American

posted on 01 Feb 2013, 15:46

87. Twisted247 (Posts: 282; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)

Wow a lense in the camera... You REALLY got them there... Child

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 06:07 13

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

regarding the final question, definitely SONY.
i think Sony will be the king of 2013 if it keeps on going like this.

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