More Sony Odin and Yuga concept renders appear to illustrate size and specs difference

More Sony Odin and Yuga concept renders appear to illustrate size and specs difference
After we got crude outlines of the upcoming 5" flagships from Sony - the Odin and the Yuga - compared to a Galaxy S III and Droid DNA in terms of size and specs, we now have more fleshed out renders, this time comparing the two against each other.

As you can see in the sketches below, based on the leaked dimensions, the Odin is a more compact device, whose stand-out feature is an IR blaster for remote controlling your home electronics, whereas the waterproof Yuga is more elongated.

The two should share the same specs otherwise - a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro, a 5" 1920x1080 display with Sony's luminant WhiteMagic technology, and 13 MP cameras on the back with Exmor RS sensors.

source: Akira (NeoGaf) via IT168

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Xperia Z
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13.1 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2330 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
Xperia ZL
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2370 mAh(13h 3G talk time)



1. MeoCao unregistered

The design is very simple, so everything will depend on material and build quality. Hopefully Sony will have some nice functionalities for the phones.

23. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

build quality should be elegant an strong at the same time. They are using Dragontrail glass (still a rumor). But Sony has previously launched many devices with D-trail glass. It is supposed to have 10x more tensile strength than Corning's gorrila glass.

25. MeoCao unregistered

tks for the info dude. 10 times more than Gorilla, very impressive. Hopefully this will be a breakthru for Sony.

31. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

Not according to Wiki: Dragontail - with a Vickers hardness test rating of 595 to 673. Gorilla - with a Vickers hardness test rating of 622 to 701

40. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Is hardness and tensile strength same? He talked about "tensile strength" and not hardness. Diamond is hardest but is brittle :)

46. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

Why is the glass back design so prevalent? It breaks!! the nexus 4 and iphone glass back will crack.

2. lee480 unregistered

One Sexy Phone. Definitely for my money.

5. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

So you're implying that, they should shut up and take your money?

14. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

I guess he is :-))))))

29. AnTuTu

Posts: 1602; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

I'll pick Odin for sure.

3. Andman314

Posts: 61; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

Its bringing back old Technical. Back when i had a windows phone that was running WP2003 & 2005 it had IR and i could turn on and turn off my TV from it. That was the best part of my phone. I hope all the new phones bring that back.

4. wendygarett unregistered

Seriously this is too much!!! I love the design but 5 inch 1080p screen? Too large and bulky and 1080p will end up the eyes cancer :(

6. lee480 unregistered

Yes. The large iPad screen gave me Retina Cancer.

8. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Oh Wendy-man, eye cancer eh? Haha... What if this was resolution was adopted by Apple? The first thing you'd say is, "1080p? Take my money Apple" You might add that it would cure short-sightedness, or even cure cancer (opposite of what you said)...

17. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

There should be awards for the most ridiculous comments.. this would win for sure.

43. jsdechavez

Posts: 793; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Yup. I find 5inch screen size for a mobile phone too much.. It's like talking to a tablet during calls.

7. Grishm

Posts: 54; Member since: May 18, 2012

I see the battery listed as 2400-2800 mAh. If it is true, then that's a major step up by Sony. Addition of Micro SD slot is a huge plus too. If all goes well, we might get to see some serious competition for Samsung Galaxy S IV from Sony.

9. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

They are definitely going to be much more awesome !

10. nyamo

Posts: 274; Member since: Mar 19, 2011

looks like from a design stand point non removable battery :( hope that isn't the case but if it is deal breaker for me

12. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Thats only a concept. But the waterproff one should be something with a non removable battery.

22. Coolkid

Posts: 25; Member since: Nov 01, 2012

Actually Xperia V is waterproof too... But it has removable battery... So you can't be sure that Yuga will come with non-removable battery cos of waterproof...:)

28. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Oh I see, Intresting info right there mate.

37. cretinick

Posts: 148; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

The Motorola Defy is Water and Dustproof too, but have removable Battery. But this Dragontrail glass in the back, probably is non removable... I prefer other materials for the phone's body. But if this is really a Dragontrail, with good thick (not too thick, to be light and not too slim, to be resistant) I could get used with it.

11. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

I'm still skeptical if the supposed Quad S4 Pro of those phones can keep the phone smooth in the long est run.

13. Thephonegeek

Posts: 118; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

One thing is clear. Sony won't use custom Jelly bean UI. They will be using their own beautiful timescape UI. The concept makers should've focused on that.

15. cnyte

Posts: 28; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

better looking phones than the current offerings

16. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

THIS LOOKS AMAZING! please let it come out like this sony

18. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Since I'm so used to seeing the TimeScape UI, stock Android doesn't look as attractive as the phones. Granted, the Xperia PLAY for Verizon had stock Gingerbread, but even then, it looked awkward to me.

19. siluro

Posts: 46; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Looks like Sony finally caught up with the times. These new phones have a beautiful new and elegant look. Much better than previous models that were terribly generic (with the exception of the Xperia S). Other makers will have something to fear!

26. aokde

Posts: 186; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

"Much better than previous models that were terribly generic (with the exception of the Xperia S)" really :O? the Arc, V, Ion, Sola, Go, Ray all have terribly generic design? you can't be serious. sony (ericsson) was and always will be the company that has the most beautiful designs, whether in software or hardware.

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