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

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Another day, another Xperia.

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Too bad this line is only suitable for Samsung Galaxy.

16. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I don't think so kid. How many phones has Sony released/announced since last month? Exactly. Don't go back to your old ways because we all remember how that ended.

27. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

You're becoming more and more of a troll. Just look at Samsung's line up for 2013. There's thousands of versions of the same ugly piece of plastic and no one even knows about them. And Samsung has already announced more devices this year than Sony. Let's just wait a few months and see how wrong you are, as always.

36. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Troll for stating a fact? Come on now, let's not throw the 'T' word around because you're mad. A comment can be said about Samsung, and not Sony? Geez, the logic of you fans is bar to none. Prove me wrong. I would love to see you try. (Hint: it won't happen.)

46. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

So you think that "Another day, another Xperia" is a fact? You should learn how the calendar works and then see that Sony has released 3 phones in 17 days. And you want to know why that can't be said about Sony but about Samsung? It's because the fact is that Samsung announces many times more phones with little to no meaning. And it really pisses me off when you call us fans that don't have any logic in our comments, since you're even more of a biased fanboy.

55. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Well look at the irony here. You should learn how time works since Samsung only announced several devices, specifically aimed for the tablet crowd. Your opinion is your opinion, but Samsung's strategy has bene proven to be successful has it not? Call me biased all you want (which I strongly disagree), I could care less. Instated my opinion, which is what everyone does with tech. It's up to you whether you want to be biased if you do not agree with what I say. Samsung, Apple and Moto lover, so I'm a fanboy of three companies? Cool.

84. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

I think you missed your class today Smurf, what happened?

91. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I have no classes on Friday thank you very much. So what'l are your thoughts about the concept?

128. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Not so SONY IMO. Less bezels like T2 Ultra will work..

129. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

@PAPA SMURF I thought you were sensible... Samsung has released tons of devices in past month let me name Samsung galaxy - core plus , core advance , grand 2, grand neo , win pro , s duos 2, the point is this the time of year when company updates all the device lineups.. every company is going to launch minimum 5-6 devices at this time of the year.. be it Nokia,Sammy,Sony,LG

30. vipervoid123

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Dont be joke dude ~ Since last months ? It is not as much as samsung ~ Sammy fans just shut up ~ As far as I knw, sony only announced Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia E1 , And Xperia T2 Ultra only ~ And Xperia Z1s = Xperia Z1 and just avaliable to US ~

38. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Samsung fan, Apple fan, and Moto fan. Correct yourself. We'll see how many devices they release this year.

31. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Don't worry, the "kid" knows what he's saying. I don't hate Samsung anymore so I tell you that just in case your mad Samsung disease come up again. And we're not talking about how many phones has Sony released/announced since last month, we're talking about how many phones did Samsung released since last year. I'm waiting for your butthurt comeback, dear Smurfette.

42. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Smurfette? It's cute you want to take cues from JakeLee. Samsung releases lots of phones... So? But where does that get them? #1 in world market share. Hate all you want, the word market share is only familiar to Samsung and Apple. Clearly the original topic was how many phones Sony has announced/released, and it shifted to Samsung. Nice to know.

50. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

It shifted to Samsung thanks to you. And we all know it was originally you're idea to shift it, so you could again defend it.

57. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Please show me where I wrote the word Samsung in my first comment. I'll wait. You Sony fans shifted it to Samsung. Why?

67. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

You said a phrase that everybody knows is originally said about Samsung, and you know that phrase doesn't suit Sony at all. If you're as clever as you claim to be, you already knew that somebody will say what xperiaDROID said, and so the conversation shifted to Samsung. Without your first comment (which you posted just to start arguing) we wouldn't be here now.

75. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Weak argument. You people decided to blow up the comment section, not me. Funny how it's acceptable to say it against Samsung, but not Sony. See the bias and irony there?

86. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I already told you why it can't be said about Sony. Why didn't you say something else about Sony? Something that might actually be true.

94. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

And I already said why it could, but here you go. Sony isn't the world leader in market share. Happy?

97. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

You didn't say why it could... Good job you just learned to say something factual!

121. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The phrase doesn't really apply to Sony. According to PA, Sony released 9 Xperia branded phones in 2013, while Samsung released 31 Galaxy phones, more than 3 times as many. http://www.phonearena.com/phones/manufacturers/Sony http://www.phonearena.com/phones/manufacturers/Samsung/

122. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Comment #16.

132. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

So? Sony released 3 phones in January. Samsung released 5 tablets in the same time frame. By the way, Samsung released 6 tablets in 2013 as well, and Sony only had 1. Sony is FAR away from earning the same "Another day, another ___" phrase as Samsung. I am by no means biased towards Sony, but you're wrong in this whole Samsung/Sony fan war you started.

133. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Maybe this should help. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joke

130. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

Dam that is a lot of devices... But out of them all they don't even have a signature series... Like what Nokia had there 8series and Vertu series... Just load of mid and lowbudget devices. Well they are not like Nokia or Motorola. I remember Motorola having a expensive phone, even BB Porsche is prestige..

51. Kuroki

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

lol samsung galaxy fans can only brag about sales. poor them :(

58. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

And they are great at providing Specs, Cpu, Gpu, Screen. Love to push specs. Which I am really enjoying my Note3 A15Exynos Rooted overclocked at 2.5Cpu.

76. Kuroki

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

don't forget that they are also great in faking benchmarks and installing alot of bloatwares...

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