Sony Odin could sport a 5" Full HD WhiteMagic display, fuzzy Sony Yuga pics hint at glass chassis

Sony Odin could sport a 5
Remember the flagship that is supposedly in store for us from Sony next year? It might appear in 5" and 6" configurations, codenamed C650X (Odin), and C660X (Yuga), carrying a 13 MP Exmor RS camera module.

Alleged Sony Yuga front and glass back

Alleged Sony Yuga front and glass back

Now a new leak claims that the Yuga, which should be the 6-incher, will carry a glass chassis, and be 8mm thin, with Sony aiming to make it even thinner. The source posted some low quality crops from allegedly the top front and bottom back of the Yuga, and the design is unlike current Xperias.

We are not very sold on the glass material premise in such a giant handset, since it will probably make it pretty heavy, but LG proved that you can have a glass back in a huge phone, and still keep the weight in check with the Optimus G.

In the meantime, an interesting press release emerged from Japan Display Co., the JV of Sony, Hitachi and Toshiba, which revealed the invention of a 5" 1920x1080 Full HD display, utilizing Sony's WhiteMagic technology. It adds one extra white pixel to the typical RGB matrix, thus increasing brightness with just 50% of the power consumption, compared to the regular matrix. The tech is already at work with one of the brightest smartphone screens out there in the Xperia P, which, however, suffers from some color representation issues.

Sony high-res WhiteMagic displays for phones, tablets and cars

Sony high-res WhiteMagic displays for phones, tablets and cars

This frugality for a 443ppi display would explain why phones with 5" Full HD screens, like the HTC J Butterfly, feel no need to be equipped with monster batteries as well. The 5" Full HD WhiteMagic screen sounds like a prime candidate to go into the Sony Odin flagship, and also features the thin in-cell touch technology, like the iPhone 5 and Optimus G, plus it sports the slimmest bezels out there at 1mm, similar to what AUO just bragged with.

On an unrelated note, Japan Display Co. also lists in the press release it has come up with am ultra high-res 7" screen for tablets, at the amazing 1560x1600 pixels, again with the bright, power-saving WhiteMagic technology. We should see all those marvels at the FPD expo which starts Wednesday

source: IT168 & J-Display.com via XperiaBlog


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16 Comments

1. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

But will it blend ?

9. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

Why so foolishness?????

11. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

I see you dont get the Will it blend joke much

14. sadaivadai

Posts: 156; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

No one will understand such a lame that too a decade old joke ..

10. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

buy one and try it yourself.

2. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Nice thing to hear. Sony will have a chance to shine. Literally.

3. aokde

Posts: 186; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

Sony is awesome!

4. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

But still not a Nexus... :/

7. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

Could be Nexus 5 :P

5. MeoCao unregistered

I hope to see more competion and not the total domination of just 1 company. Sony is the best equipped to compete with SS and hopefully they will do better next year with these new phones.

6. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Since Sony has taken over fully from ericcson their handsets and tech has been really starting to progress. The xperia T is the first smartphone i can say is truely a top top level from sony and if the news above is a taste of things to come then Sony might finally be starting to catch up with the top dogs like Samsung and htc in the smartphone race.

8. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

If Whitemagic is excuse for underpowering the phone with a low capacity battery then this is going to be yet another failure like Xperia P. Xperia P with whitemagic and 1350mah battery is disgusting when it coem s to battery life per charge.

12. buggerrer

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

YellowMagic .. lol

13. g2a5b0e unregistered

A 1560x1600 resolution? That's very strange. The tablet would be almost square.

15. b1acktiger

Posts: 223; Member since: May 19, 2012

Only HTC J Butterfly !

16. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

Since they named the phone 'odin' it better have the specs to back it up. Son'y phones look very good on paper but they always have some sort of shortcoming. No sd slot, certain display issues.

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