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

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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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