Sony Odin specs might have been revealed already

Sony Odin specs might have been revealed already
Here is a wild rumor to start your day with: we believe we know what the hardware specs of the Sony Odin might be. You know, that Sony Odin (just a code name, by the way), which is rumored to be the company's flagship Android smartphone for 2013. The details were posted online on a forum thread dedicated to Xperia-related rumors. However, before you dismiss this bit of news and call it bogus, allow us to note that the forum member who revealed the specs made a post referring to the Odin code name back in June. Do we have your attention already?

So according to him or her, the Sony Odin will have a 5-inch display with 1080p resolution. May sound too good to be true, but not entirely impossible since Japan Display – a joint venture between Sony, Toshiba, and Hitachi, will reportedly start the full-scale manufacturing of such panels this month. Supposedly, the device will have 2GB of RAM and will be powered by the APQ8064 – the same quad-core Snapdragon S4 SoC found inside the LG Optimus G. It is also mentioned that the smartphone will not be neither water-resistant, nor dust-proof. Interestingly, the source of the rumor claims that a 6-inch Sony device is also being planned. Supposedly, its hardware specifications will be identical to that of the Odin.  

Of course, what you just read is unconfirmed information that was posted months ago... on a forum thread. Even if it was correct back then, Sony might have changed its plans along the way, so we can't be sure whether any of the aforementioned specs are correct. Unfortunately, it will likely be long until we know those with certainty, because the Sony Odin isn't likely to be announced earlier than Q1 of 2013.

Thanks for sending this in!

source: Esato Forums

Related phones

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)

FEATURED VIDEO

28 Comments

1. AppleConspiracy

Posts: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Things are shaping up like a large-scale introduction of multiple Nexus devices that could have 5-inch FullHD displays. Last year, Google Nexus project introduced the HD display. And now it's time for another "innovation".

4. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 550; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Next year 2013,the innovation is "no bezel"phone.Motorola RAZRi has already given us the taste.So enjoy the whole screen without borders and bigger size displays with full HD resolution.

6. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

xperia arc pro xperia nexus arc nexus arc xperia nexus nexus pro anything else? :D

13. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Xperia TV, (Xperia T size + Xperia V enhancements + New Full HD Screen maybe & 2500mAh battery)

22. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

+ one more tree in the Jungle of Alphabets Darn I hope Sony keeps it name as 'Odin' and put a laser engraving of Odin's drawing on its back *__*

25. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

nice idea. I wanna see that.

8. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

What is happening to me: Nokia Era: Oh wow, his phone has a 320x240 display! *jealous* Mine has a $hitty 128x128 CSTN panel :/ Nokia's Decline: Oh wow! look at that, VGA resolution!! *jealous* I only have a 240p :/ SGSII : What a stunning WVGA display *__* I wanna throw my phone away :( SGSIII/One X: Screen to die for! Die die my phone >:[ 1080p Era: Dunno if I'll call 720p a $hitty display or not.. I wonder. Display Evolution man!

23. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

u want display evolution? im still waiting for a pixel-less display!!! a screen displaying pure images, similar to the human eyes' vision!!!

2. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2367; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I'm excited for the supposed 6 inch device. I seem to always want to go bigger with my phones, and then you can't go back to those little 4 inch screens.

3. wendygarett unregistered

Japanese are finally produce a lot of big screen phone this years... but still it's hard for the feature phones users (which contains almost 80% in japan) to accept the giant phone... Oh well, time will tell :)

5. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

xperia arc pro.

7. rahulcena5565

Posts: 57; Member since: Nov 01, 2010

Its starting, the FullHD revolution! Android brings in innovation, as always

9. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

After like 2-3 yrs someone would be totting this as 'Revolutionary Innovation' xD

11. rahulcena5565

Posts: 57; Member since: Nov 01, 2010

Haha, more like Sammy Mobile

12. AppleConspiracy

Posts: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

How is this innovation?

18. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

10. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

So this shift towars larger screen phones ultimately has been forced by Samsung. So the race for larger screen phones will still get bigger by day/year. Are we looking at 6 inch iPhone (with width unchanged) next year?

20. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1260; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

LOL... Width unchanged 6" iPhone???

14. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

sounds good sony......i guess for the phablet crew anyway..........but im still waiting on that.... 4.3 inch beast?? lol im looking for the most compact phone with all the best specs possible :) That would be my dream phone.....quad core with 2500 battery HD screen 4.3 or 4.5 inch, no higher no lower

15. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

i bet if danny p reviews this it'll get a 7

16. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

no it wont..........it'll get a 7 point FIVE this time! lolz

17. Jimstar

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Well pork my daughter and kick my dog, I guess phablets really have taken off. This is the last thing I saw happening whether the Note was a success or not. Makes you kinda feel bad for Dell, they didn't know how ahead of the curve they were, if only they'd hung in there.

19. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Great, but I'm afraid that by the time it gets out, Samsung will already take the spotlight with the S4

21. Mke5Mke

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

Phones are getting bigger and tablets are getting smaller. Technology is seeking equilibrium. There's really no need to have a tablet and a smartphone when one device can do the job of both. If I were a Samsung fan more than an Android fan, the Note II would be my next device. But because I believe Android provides a greater innovative, technological thrust forward than Samsung or any single OEM and because Android performs at its best on the latest and greatest hardware, it looks like I'll be choosing the LG Optimus G this year.

24. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

WOAH! That is a big leap for Sony.

26. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

iPhoneArena, you are just getting worse as worse. If you learnt how to read the forums instead of making up things, you'd know there are two flagships next year, and the ODIN is the first half one. It won't have a 1080p display. The second half will. The second half phone will have an MSM8974.

28. AbhiD

Posts: 803; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

seems like u didn't read esato forums with open eyes... both the devices (5 inch screen and the other with 6 inch screen) will come with 1080p resolution. What phonearena has reported is completely correct!!!

27. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

The 2H flagship will establish Sony as the best phonemaker. Hopefully the sales will reflect that.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.