Mid-range Sony "HuaShan" tipped for 2013

Mid-range Sony
With Sony apparently planning on launching at least two 5 inch flagship models in 2013, the Sony Odin and the Sony Yuga, EXIF data from a photograph found on Picasa reveals a new mid-range model from the Japanese manufacturer. The photo was taken with the Sony C5303 which the XperiaBlog says is codenamed the Sony "HuaShan" and is part of the C530x series with the C5302, C5303 and C5306 getting released in various parts of the world along with a release of the C5303 in China.

With the Sony Yuga and Odin having model numbers of C660x and C650x respectively, the HuaShan appears to be a mid-range device based on its lower model number. That thought seems to be confirmed by the 5MP camera on the back of the model, which was responsible for the photo on Picasa. All three models are expected to launch first in Asia followed by a European release and then possibly a release in the U.S.

source: Picasa, XperiaBlog via AndroidAuthority

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19 Comments

1. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I wonder how powerful mid-range handsets in 2013 will be. 2012 mid-range was 1.2+ GHz dual core S4 with 1 GB RAM with 4-4.3" qHD display (using HTC One S and Droid Incredible 4G as references).

2. blingblingthing

Posts: 962; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

That may well also be the next iPhone specs.

5. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

specs yes , but ios will remain the same lol

12. MeoCao unregistered

LOL very good question. I think this year top phones will be next year mid range phone

3. nyamo

Posts: 274; Member since: Mar 19, 2011

am i the only one that thinks sony needs to stop with all these mid range models if they want to keep competing in the mobile world

4. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

yep lol, nah what sony needs is to put more into marketing and advertising. there just a blip on the radar for most of the general public. they should start shoving there phones into the public concious

6. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

same goes with htc bro...........MORE ADVERTISING! plain and simple

8. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

There new campaign for the Droid DNA (Although its by verizon) had me nergasming and compelled to buy it...then I realized that I'm not on verizon...and don't have any money...and am too young to get a postpaid cellphone....and am easily compelled by sexy objects....and hate my life... -_-

11. MeoCao unregistered

Sony and HTC are on the right track Sony had the 007 campaign, HTC signed with UEFA. I think we will see more from them next year.

13. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

thing is with sony's campaigns they last for a month or so then gone....nothing and people forget all about them once the 007 hype is gone they need more, there phones can be up there with samsungs top lot but they fail at advertising in a way that clicks with people. samsung have got that covered at the moment.

14. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

true HTC need to do the same thing, havent seen one HTC advert on the tv here in months....actually could be more then 6 months the droid dna doesnt mean a thing to people round here (general public not tech guys) you ask if they have seen it and they just look at you and ask what is it

17. blingblingthing

Posts: 962; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

They need ads so people know Sony's products are hi end and synonymous with quality and cutting edge. Just like Samsung does with their anti apple ads. So people know about the galaxy and when they ask question, us tech guys can give it a thumbs up.

9. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

actually these mid range phone help sony to be on 3rd spot. and its a selling phone for people who like budget phone

7. Samsomesh

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

Hope this mid-range phone has jelly bean out of the box and a front camera..

10. adjou

Posts: 106; Member since: Jul 06, 2010

dual-core 1.7 S4 snapdragon Running Jelly Bean 4.1.1 http://ameblo.jp/povtc/entry-11428143398.html

15. jibraihimi

Posts: 806; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

I think camera of this phone will be more than 5mp, because they don't put full resolution images on picassa from unreleased models.......

16. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

LOL the name is so ugly like sort of a chinese name "HuaShan"

18. Droiddoes unregistered

599 US DOORRRRUUU?!?!?

19. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

HuaShan...? Really??? What's next... the Yellow River?

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