Report: Sony Xperia Z to launch on January 15th, beating out next Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S IV

Speculation from Chinese website ePrice says that the Sony Xperia Z, formerly known as the Sony Yuga, will be launched on January 15th which is exactly one week after the start of CES 2013 where the phone will be introduced; the device is one of Sony's flagship models and will be out before the next Samsung and Apple high-end handsets hit the market...
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16. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Some rumors says that Sony Xperia Z (a.k.a. Yuga) will be for Asia market while other model also known as Odin will be for the rest markets.

32. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

But Yuga and Odin specifications will be +/- the same.

65. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I live n vegas, and attend CES every year...it's never unpacked.

7. techguy22

Posts: 227; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

beat the next iphone for sure. its not like iphone 5s gonna be any different from its predecessor. sure apple will find a new gimmick for it just like the 4S . but S4 i doubt it. 1080P on S4 is gonna be awesome. iphone will get 1080P in 2030

63. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

even if its better than the s4 sony will need to do some extreme marketing coz the galaxy s series has really made a good image on the consumers and is bound to sell well riding on that image while sony is still trying to win back the consumers satisfaction. but if it can pull it off like nokia did with its lumia series, it might just get back on top. one thing im pretty sure it will beat the galaxy s4 at is the design. sony really needs to work on software update speed.

68. Pedro0x

Posts: 271; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

Iphone always had a very good hardware and good battery life. And why would you need 441 ppi when 320+ is enough, ofcourse it is better but you do not even notice it in real world. I don´t understand why you guys trash iphone even though it is a great phone. And I hope Sony will change the display technology to IPS+ LCD or OLED.

77. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Interesting how you say 320+ is enough, because the iPhone has it. If the iPhone had a 316 ppi, you would have said 310+ is enough. Watching 1080p stuff in 1080p sounds good to me.

97. Pedro0x

Posts: 271; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

Come on man, it was just an example. I don´t see any difference between 330ppi and 441 ppi.

88. romeo1

Posts: 814; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

they are just saying that anything above the 300ppi was enough as we could not see the difference between those who had more but the funny thing is that we can see the difference. The media is just said that we could not see the differencs but our eyes have a ppi around de 477 ;)

8. joey18

Posts: 666; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

another android phone and poor battery

10. rickywinataa

Posts: 262; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

well, droid razr maxx HD doesn't has poor battery. what kind of smartphone today has battery life as good as 3310 anyway

19. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

another opinion that has no validity

60. zazori08

Posts: 113; Member since: Dec 21, 2011

dang another biased PhoneArena user

9. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

If the GS IV won't come out before then I'll be buying the XPERIA Z. Xperia Z or the GS IV was my top two phones for 2013

12. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Just another company for Apple to sue for no reason.

14. lee480 unregistered

Apple won't sue Sony. Steve Job built Apple based on Sony's model. Even if Apple sues Sony, Sony has million times more patents than Apple.

17. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Sony has million times more patents than Apple." Reasonable patents.

40. Lawliet

Posts: 160; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

Should Apple sue Sony, it'll be sued right back !

54. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Yeah, I've noticed how apple has been pretty quiet with regard to Sony.....

61. zazori08

Posts: 113; Member since: Dec 21, 2011

well that's because sony supplies apples camera sensors

84. ahomad

Posts: 175; Member since: May 15, 2012

not just that, the patent portfolio that sony own is very strong, may be as strong as microsoft, thats why you have never heard apple sues sony, because they will lose for sure they are trying to avoid "waking the gaint". FYI sony just won patent sue against apple (well a company owned by sony)

92. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

SONY should SUE APPLE for stealing their prototype

94. bipinm

Posts: 124; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

thats not sony's style... live and let live...

49. MauriceGerald

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 09, 2012

As you know there are a lot of rumors that Apple stole ideas from SONY. I think some of those may be really true.So I don't think that Apple has "balls" to sue SONY. If they do it I think Apple will be in sh*t. As we say "don't pee against wind"

15. unzip7

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

I wonder does anyone know why SPRINT does not sell SONY phones?? There must be a conflect of intress?

28. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

I was about to say they do but then I realized they sell sanyo not sony. This is a VERY good question I dont think I ever saw a sony from sprint

34. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

GSM versus CDMA radios? No Sony phones have been offered with CDMA radios if memory serves.

55. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Well, the Xperia play was available on Verizon, but yeah, no Sony love for us Verizon folk, but then again Moto shows us plenty of love, I dunno if it is an equal trade off, just picked up a sony Xperia Tablet S and I wonder what their phones are like...

43. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Verizon and T-Mobile don't sell Sony phones either, just AT&T.

18. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

2GB RAM should be standard for any phone
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