Sony Yuga tipped with a glass chassis again, Sony to use Samsung Exynos processor for a 2013 flagship

Sony Yuga tipped with a glass chassis again, Sony to use Samsung Exynos processor for a 2013 flagship
We've heard that the Sony C660X Yuga handset might feature a glass back, saw it in some fuzzy pics, and now inside sources have once again confirmed that the upcoming 5-incher will sport Dragontrail glass panels.

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.

source: XperiaBlog & IT168 (translated)

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1. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

No shame in that game.....I like it.

22. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

looks like a real winner...but glass isnt practically fall and goodbye to this beauty! and why no stylus?

27. Atlas

Posts: 158; Member since: Apr 15, 2012

Dragontail is apparently stronger than Gorilla Glass so who knows?

41. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

bottom line its glass :)

42. bipinm

Posts: 124; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

youtube Dragontail

2. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

128gb really wow

8. noim1

Posts: 297; Member since: May 15, 2012

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 !!!

3. wendygarett unregistered

128gb + 1080p = perverts' favorite device :)

4. wendygarett unregistered

Another things I like is that this is made up of Dragontrail glass from asashi :) Take that corning!! No love for you

5. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

dragontail glass on both plz :) unbreakable glasses

6. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Well... this is the Sony we all know and love.........Sony, make believe ;)

7. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

sony goes oled:(

10. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

wait.........what?? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

12. wendygarett unregistered

Why no... You wanna Sony try screen forever?

13. wendygarett unregistered

TFT screen typo

21. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered


23. wendygarett unregistered

May I know why you dislike oled??

45. romeo1

Posts: 818; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

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

44. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

I'll reserve judgement for later in regards with that OLED Display.

9. Thephonegeek

Posts: 118; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

Now that's what is called awesome. 3GB RAM, 128GB ROM, Exynos 5, 3000mAh battery. But I hardly believe sony will OLED Screen. I think they will use S-LCD3 Display. That's good for them.

11. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

wont have 128gb flash. You cant even buy a 128gb micro sd cards yet and when you can they will be 300+ dollars fail this is so fake

14. cretinick

Posts: 148; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

128GB ROM? ROM = Read Only Memory? Fake!

16. cyborg009

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 17, 2011

ROM usually means internal memory of the phone!!! and 128 GB doesn't sound so fake considering it's being planned for Q4 2013.

29. tyger11

Posts: 295; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

ROM couldn't be used as internal storage, but I'm sure they're talking about internal storage. Somebody needs to learn what ROM really is. Internal storage is not ROM. MicroSD is not ROM.

33. aokde

Posts: 186; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

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)

46. cyborg009

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 17, 2011

Certainly ROM is not same as internal memory.. what i was going for is whenever in mobile segment you see rom which is listed as 32, 64 GB.. usually by that they mean internal memory of the phone :)

15. cyborg009

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 17, 2011

Well i was wondering what will be my next phone after xperia S... search complete :)

17. randomuseresato

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

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.

26. jrandolf

Posts: 22; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

o common sir . you're not the only one who has the mind to think the rumor specs of Sony Yuga .

32. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

I'm 'away', and thanks for fulfilling my wish to troll iPA to teach them a lesson in journalism. iPhoneArena, you just got pranked.

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