Rumor: Sony prepping 5" Xperia Cyber-shot and Walkman phones for Q3 to lure camera and music buffs

Rumor: Sony prepping 5
Not that Sony didn't prove itself with the slim waterproof Xperia Z this season, but apparently CEO Kaz Hirai has a dream pet project to stuff everything that Sony is capable of in the camera and sound department (and that's a lot) into upcoming Xperia handsets, slated for release in time for the holiday shopping craze.

We've been hearing rumors for a while about this project, allegedly under the One Sony umbrella, but now a tipster of ours fleshed out the strategy with some heartwarming stories about Cyber-shot and Walkman tech about to be placed into flagship Xperia smartphones with Android. Of course, the information below is neither confirmed by Sony, nor verified, save for some rumblings on several company-centric forums, so we can't vouch for its credibility, but here's the full scoop:


Pretty interesting speculation, and it seems that this year will be the one when Android phones will finally get the much needed boost in the camera department. As you might have noticed, apart from reiterating the Xperia A and UL rumor, the tipster is also confirming the Togari phablet we wrote an article about, as slated for release in the summer, so if even a part of this rumor pans out, Sony will be in it to win it in the second half of the year, on the quest to become the third largest smartphone maker globally, after Samsung and Apple.

Thanks for the tip!

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88 Comments

1. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

CYBERSHOT! CYBERSHOT!

13. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

I remember 5 years ago I had Sony's k800i Cybershot. Carl Zeiss + Sony + Cyber-shot = Awesome !!!!! Would nice to see Xenon flash too but oh well........ Only if they could improve on their screen technology i.e. non TFT screen then my money is yours Sony

16. TheBitterTruth unregistered

Yeah TFT screens are not as good as IPS and AMOLEDS. Imagine full HD IPS display with BRAVIA ENGINE! Xperia Walkman and Sony Exmor Sensor. Perfect!

23. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

i'm really confused though. the last display comparison here on phonearena showed a nokia lumia 920 (supposedly IPS) having viewing angles worse than xperia z's.

64. TheBitterTruth unregistered

Comparing full HD 1080p display with 720p displays is not fair. Actually Lumia 920 hasn't the worse viewing angle but its the actually 1080p displays which are making it to look worse. I mean if you see all the 720p display then you will know what is actually PUREMOTION HD+.

26. yudi.nemesis

Posts: 1127; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

TRILUMINOS WITH QUANTUM DOTs screen and X REALITY is more perfect i think

17. timtimity

Posts: 196; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

I had the 700, 750, 800 and 850. The Cybershot used to be the phone I would always get, When I was due for an upgrade I'd just get the latest Cybershot model. They were awesome phones.

14. TheBitterTruth unregistered

Pureview competitor!

35. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

SONY is back with there old skool products! Great now we shall have the best of everything!

41. Andrea

Posts: 52; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

wp is a joke!

62. TheBitterTruth unregistered

I am not saying about WP or Symbian. I am saying that is will be the competitor to the pureview technology. Pureview 808 is still unbeatable and you have to accept the fact please! Dislikes coming

65. ahmed_ali_yossef2010

Posts: 164; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

if they combined original pure view with pure view 2 this is unbeatable but now low light pure view 2 is unbeatable in details the original is unbeatable

72. TheBitterTruth unregistered

How about the best of both?

80. ahmed_ali_yossef2010

Posts: 164; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

this is exactly what I am talking about

43. amansingal14

Posts: 309; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

All hail the iPhone competitor :) Cybershot + Top End Specs + Small Size = My next phone...

46. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

SONY is back and could take 3rd or 2nd or be on par with HTC. Great™®

58. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

That's the one I wanna see as well bro, let me see that bad boy!

50. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Experience the best of camera in a Sony smartphone. :)

52. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Carl Zeiss with Cyber Shoot & Xneon = 808 PureView

54. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

808 Pureview + Sony cybershot = BEST!

63. TheBitterTruth unregistered

Unbeatable!

55. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Cybershot and Walkman...........is brilliant one........!!! bring it on sony with old hit stuff........!!!

78. jsdechavez

Posts: 783; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Now this compares to Pureview.

2. tahnik

Posts: 199; Member since: Jul 17, 2011

Holy s**t...With an oled display they can easily gain the top position..

30. zazori08

Posts: 113; Member since: Dec 21, 2011

In my opinion the LCD screens used by HTC are the best screens ever. oled screens produces sharp colors that makes me dizzy. but i guess that's preference.

38. yudi.nemesis

Posts: 1127; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

ni the past htc using SLCD from sony and now they use sharp screen

57. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

They are using Sharp and Samsung screens in One. M7 JDI Samsung C2 1 M7 JDI Samsung C2 2 Yes, HTC One's screen is itself made by Samsung!

73. TheBitterTruth unregistered

Lame!

3. avin007

Posts: 139; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

Yeah....bring it on!!!

56. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

they need this if they want top position in android........!!! great decision....sony

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