Sony Xperia Canopus (possible new flagship) certified in Japan, concept photos show what it may look like

As we told you back in December, Sony seems to prepare the launch of two new Android flagship smartphones - besides the already-announced Xperia Z1 Compact. The handsets’ code names are Sirius and Canopus.

According to Blog of Mobile, an Xperia Canopus made for KDDI au (Japan’s second largest mobile operator) was certified by Japanese authorities recently, carrying the model number PM-0750-BV. The blog - which usually provides reliable info - reports that KDDI’s Canopus features LTE, WiMAX, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, a quad-core Snapdragon 800 MSM-8974-AB processor, and an unspecified version of Android. It further notes that the handset’s screen could measure 5 inches, and KDDI au will likely launch it as the Xperia SOL25 (which would make sense, because the Xperia Z1 is currently sold by the carrier as the SOL23).

Another Japanese blog lists the SOL25 as being the “Xperia Z2”, and even shows a concept design based on the rumors surrounding it. Here it is (keep in mind that this is not a real device, just a fan's dream):


We have no idea if the Sony Xperia Canopus / PM-0750-BV / SOL25 will look like this, but it’s certainly a nice design (with the screen bezel thinner than on any other Xperia). We also can’t know if this handset is the Xperia Z2. But its recent certification could mean that Sony is almost ready to officially announce it. MWC 2014 is almost around the corner, so perhaps we’ll see both the Canopus and the Sirius (which may have a larger 5.2-inch screen) then.

sources: Blog of Mobile (translated), FXtec (translated)

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144 Comments

144. NLTcw

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

OMG...This is it...it was always on my dreams....

142. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Larger ZL

140. GeekMovement unregistered

Um... GORGEOUS. WANT. WANT. WANT. WANT.

136. av911 unregistered

Love the DPI on that. Changed mine to 380 dpi on my S4.

118. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

ONE PROBLEM BAD BATTERY LIFE FOR SONY FLAGSHIP!

125. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Hopefully it gets addressed with the Z2 or whatever they call it.

65. bakarock

Posts: 57; Member since: Aug 29, 2013

Hope Z2 uses IPS LCD, chip level waterproof, and has google edition..

110. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

This.

23. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

Sony should patent this sharp rectangular design.... Before that bad Fruit Apple does.

107. rangaha

Posts: 86; Member since: Dec 05, 2013

they'd be no different than apple if they do

12. apexthe31

Posts: 8; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

3.5 mm headphone jack on side ?? r u serious sony? then what is the need of it? how one can plug a headphone nd put it in pocket ( phone would barely fit in pocket) and with headphone on side either it would damage headphone cord, jack or phone itself.

14. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Do you understand the meaning of concept?

17. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

That this concept will never be available to the public.. The design is sleek, with flat rear back and looks stunning

19. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

It's a render. If Sony, one of the premier names in music does this, it would be a catastrophe.

9. johnehms09

Posts: 50; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

already a fan made and still a poor display..

10. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Well, of course Captain Obvious, the article said it already. And how can you judge how poor the display is of the phone that's not even real? Troll.

15. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

Well better than a 720P and iP5s

21. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

iPhone 5S has been proven to have one if the best displays in the market.

41. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

The HTC One has for pure unmodified natural colours.. Amoled is rich, vibrant, modified to bring colours to life. Great for playing games and watching films and browsing... I prefer rich colours than natural.

48. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

HTC One's display is not as perfect as you think it is. LG's IPS display is over saturated as well. The display in the iPhone 5S displays colors close to it's true nature.

141. yudi.nemesis unregistered

According to DisplayMate in sRGB color gamut iphone 5 104% HTC One 101% LG G PRO 98%

7. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Go Sony! I skip the z1 for this badass

6. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

I've seen this concept a month ago and i think it wont happen.

13. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

We will never get concept phones

28. Xperia_droid

Posts: 42; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

so many copy paste by previous xperias

35. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

Believe me it's way way much better than that ugly curve looking phone iP5s. Do you, have you seen the phone LenovoK900...

63. Xperia_droid

Posts: 42; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

bottom of this concept is so nearer to display which is uncomfortable to operate for a 5inch phone and those bezels are not looking real for a waterproof phone.except this design is quite good specially backside.

72. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

If it's waterproof, big problem, big bezels which I really don't like on phones.

103. rangaha

Posts: 86; Member since: Dec 05, 2013

iP5s is way better looking. stay in denial aspie

112. Xperia_droid

Posts: 42; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

nope 5s is just like upgrade from S3 to S4

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