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Is the Sony Xperia X a dual SIM version of the Sony Xperia Z?

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Is the Sony Xperia X a dual SIM version of the Sony Xperia Z?
Back in October, there were a number of wild rumors flying around related to Sony. One was about a 6 inch handset called the Sony Yuga that was supposed to launch with Android 4.1 aboard. Another device, called the Sony Odin, was expected to be equipped with  the now common high-end specs of a 5 inch screen, 1080 x 1920 resolution, and a 441ppi pixel density. But as it turned out, much of that earlier speculation was wrong.

As we told you on Saturday, it now looks like the Sony Yuga will be launched on January 15th as the Sony Xperia Z with a 5 inch display (no more 6 inches), 1080p resolution and 441ppi pixel density. So if the Yuga is the Xperia Z with a 5 inch display, what happened to the Sony Odin? As it turns out, that model is now the Sony XperiaX and while it has the same specs as the Sony Xperia Z, it does offer dual SIM card capabilities.

Other differences between the two include the dimensions of the phone. The Sony Xperia X is thicker and heavier than the Xperia Z.  The back of the Sony Xperia X is textured similar to the Sony Xperia E dual SIM model and a small cover on the back of the handset will allow you to hot swap both the microSD card and the SIM cards. Instead of being on the top of the device, the front-facing camera will be at the bottom right of the phone. A prototype of the Sony Xperia X is said to be the source of this information.

Still, all of this is conjecture until we hear the word from Sony, which could be as soon as CES 2013, which starts January 8th in Las Vegas. And while we are looking forward to seeing a 6 inch Android phone getting introduced at the show, it won't be a Sony model. Instead, it should be the Huawei Ascend Mate with its 6.1 inch display that will become official at CES.

source: SECafe (translated), XperiaBlog via AndroidAuthority

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Sony Xperia Z specs
  • Display 5.0 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13.1 MP (Single camera) 2.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 2330 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop
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