Sony Yuga tipped with a glass chassis again, Sony to use Samsung Exynos processor for a 2013 flagship
posted by Daniel P. / Dec 13, 2012, 5:15 AM
Asahi's Dragontrail is hardened glass similar to Corning's solutions, and is light and durable enough to be a chassis material. The iPhone 4 set the glass trend, LG picked on it with the Optimus G/Nexus 4 handsets, and now Sony is apparently following suit.
Glass indeed feels much more premium in the hand than plastic, provided that it is packaged with temperature amplitude tolerance, and there are no issues with it cracking from heat differences like the ones reported with the Nexus 4.
Another juicy rumor about Sony's 2013 flagships that was mentioned recently got clarified a bit more, too. We heard about the eventual Q4 beast from Sony with 3 GB of RAM, Full HD display, and a Cortex-A15 processor, right?
At the time, the source mentioned that the quad-core processor will be neither a Qualcomm, nor NVIDIA endeavor, which doesn't leave us with many choices now, does it? A report emerged that this 2013 holidays flagship by Sony is meant to use a Samsung Exynos 5-series chipset, most likely the quad-core 5440, as Qualcomm's silicon couldn't cut it for what Sony intends to do with the phone for some reason. Here's the scoop:
Given that Samsung's contract to make Apple's chips expires next year, the Koreans might very well be looking for other customers in the mobile realm, and Sony just took second place after Samsung itself as an Android maker, so it might be getting a pretty sweet deal on those Exynos SoCs, if the rumor turns out credible.
What makes us go "hmm" about it is that the source lists this Sony Xperia 6 (codename) flagship as carrying a 5" Full HD OLED display, too, and, as far as we know, these will be a prerogative of Samsung eventually, and are about to be demonstrated at CES next month. If the Galaxy S IV pops up with such a screen, though, all bets are off. Also, the 128 GB of internal memory are music to our ears - despite that all of it sounds too good to be true for Q4 of this year, for Q4 of 2013 anything is possible.
This story is part of:Sony 2013 roadmap (5 updates)
13 December Sony Yuga tipped with a glass chassis again, Sony to use Samsung Exynos processor for a 2013 flagshipGiven that Samsung's contract to make Apple's chips expires next year, the Koreans might very well be looking for other customers in the mobile realm, and Sony just took second place after Samsung itself as an Android maker, so it might be getting a pretty sweet deal on those Exynos SoCs, if the rumor turns out credible...
10 December Sony's 2013 flagships tipped, Q4 might see a quad-core Cortex-A15 beast with a huge batteryA user in the leaky Sony forum for their upcoming machines, is confirming the specs we expect for the Odin/Yuga, but throws a few more devices in the mix, if Google's translation is to be trusted...
28 November More Sony Odin and Yuga concept renders appear to illustrate size and specs differenceAfter we got crude outlines of the upcoming 5" flagships from Sony - the Odin and the Yuga - compared to a Galaxy S III and Droid DNA in terms of size and specs, we now have more fleshed out renders, this time comparing the two against each other.
22 November Sony Odin vs Sony Yuga vs HTC Droid DNA vs Galaxy S III size and benchmark comparisonNeedless to say, the GLBenchmark database already houses preliminary tests from a Sony C6603 Yuga, which is rumored to be the global version of the US-bound Odin. Both variations seem to share the same specs - quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2GB of RAM, and a 5" 1920x1080 pixels display with eventually the brightness-boosting WhiteMagic technology of Sony...
7 November Possible Sony Yuga shows up in clear picturesA lot of the talk recently has been about the upcoming Sony Odin smartphone, which is looking like a pretty impressive device, especially if it gets stock Android support from Google. But, there's also a new device, code-named "Yuga", that's looking better and better as we see clearer pictures of it...
Sony Xperia Z OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2, 4.3, 4.2.2, 4.1.2 View Full specs
- Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 13.1 MP / 2.2 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
- Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
- Battery 2330 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
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No shame in that game.....I like it.
posted on Dec 13, 2012, 5:19 AM 13
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looks like a real winner...but glass isnt practically durable....one fall and goodbye to this beauty! and why no stylus?
posted on Dec 13, 2012, 8:00 AM 1
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128gb really wow
posted on Dec 13, 2012, 5:20 AM 6
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Seems Lik SONY is going to go all out in the Coming YEAR !!! YEAH !! it is going to be a HELL of a device...i was wondering when i would get 128GB on a Android Device!!!! SONY FAN !!!! Currently Owning a Xperia T !! and i love it ...GO SONY !!! GO SONY !!!
posted on Dec 13, 2012, 5:43 AM 7
128gb + 1080p = perverts' favorite device :)
posted on Dec 13, 2012, 5:26 AM 8
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sony goes oled:(
posted on Dec 13, 2012, 5:40 AM 1
posted on Dec 13, 2012, 6:02 AM 3
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i guess he does not like it because of the oversaturated colors. but maybe sony can make change that? and also the blue leds weren't able to get allot of hours of usage and that all the leds are loosing their full collors really fast. hopefully the oled technology improved cause im not really looking into the technology so i wouldn't know how long the leds can be used now. i'm not a fan of oled either cause the colors are looking really good in the menu's of the sammys cause it's really flashy but for watching movies it isn't good with its oversaturated colors and grey's can look greenish
posted on Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM 0
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128GB ROM? ROM = Read Only Memory? Fake!
posted on Dec 13, 2012, 6:35 AM 1
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ROM usually means internal memory of the phone!!! and 128 GB doesn't sound so fake considering it's being planned for Q4 2013.
posted on Dec 13, 2012, 6:42 AM 3
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true that. when i first came to the android world, i was so confused! everybody were referring to internal storage as ROM, which sounded weird to me, because ROM normally is read-only memory.... anyway i got used to it, but still i can't figure out why they call it ROM instead of IS (internal storage or something)
posted on Dec 13, 2012, 2:02 PM 1
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Well PhoneArena, lifting rumors from forums - Not Cool. I am the guy who posted all the rumors you have mentioned here and let me tell you, all the rumors are FAKE. Sorry guys, but didn't want PhoneArena to keep lifting forum posts like this. And whoever tipped PhoneArena, If you really want to keep getting Sony rumors you better stop tipping PA and other popular sites. Otherwise you can kiss rumors good bye forever.
posted on Dec 13, 2012, 6:44 AM 4
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