Sony's 2013 flagships tipped, Q4 might see a quad-core Cortex-A15 beast with a huge battery

Sony's 2013 flagships tipped, Q4 might see a quad-core Cortex-A15 beast with a huge battery
Sony already rose to prominence among Android manufactures this year, snatching the 2nd place from HTC, with just the almighty Samsung before it. If the rumored Sony Yuga/Odin flagships for the first half of next year are any indication, it might also carry this trend into 2013.

After all, the leaks point to 5-inchers with Full HD displays, quad-core processors and 13 MP Exmor RS cameras on the back, which won't be something to sniff at even in the summer of next year.

Now a 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:

One is a mid-ranger destined for H1, with a gig and a half of RAM, and the other a 6" handset with 3 GB of RAM and the mind-boggling 3,500 mAh battery. We've heard rumors about a 6" phone from Sony, and we've had Toshiba demonstrate one high-res panel of this size before. Sony and Toshiba are partners in the Japan Display Co undertaking, so anything is possible, but a 6" size seems too much already, unless it is devoid of the bezel.

The most interesting part of the tip, however, is the Q4 flasghip of Sony, said to be intended for an October release. It is listed as a quad-core Cortez-A15 endeavor, but neither Qualcomm, nor NVIDIA with Tegra 4 are in the mix. It is also claimed to feature 3 GB of RAM, 16 MP camera, and 3,000 mAh battery, all worthy ingredients. The overall size is said to be around the Yuga, with the final design still being decided upon. 

Now that phone would be a sight to behold - between the 5" of the Droid DNA and eventually Galaxy S IV, the rumored 5.5" Optimus G2, and the claimed 5/6" Sony flagships, next year is shaping up to push the final limits of smartphone screen size and resolution.

source: IT168

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82. Tobybear

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

Sony needs to release unlocked phones for T-Mobile with the 1700GSM band in the U. S. and 42+ HSPA. I would have one right now if I could buy the Xperia T or Across S international version unlocked with a U. S. warranty instead of a warranty less grey market model.

83. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Don't worry about the 1700 mhz anymore, 1900 mhz already started running on T-Mobile.

84. Tobybear

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

Not across the whole U.S., and they just started converting some of the 1900mhz markets to HSPA+. Why would I not want to be able to use al of my carriers bands anyway? And its not like Sony cant add the band, they have international versions of phones with 1700, that for some reason they choose to leave off the U.S. versions. I dnt get why Sony would limit themselves in a major cell phone market like the U.S. to one carrier that treats them like they are subpar afterthoughts for people who cant afford an iPhone or SG3.

81. Nivinwolf

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

My request please add a externel storage up to 64 gb.

80. ckoch125

Posts: 193; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Hopefully they bring it to the states and many carriers.

78. theZED

Posts: 25; Member since: May 09, 2012

Sony is not the past, it's the unseen future.

74. pliskin1

Posts: 59; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

My hopes of getting a nice 3.5-4" phone are quickly diminishing. Unless the Xperia 4 has a 4" screen..?

68. surethom

Posts: 1780; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Make it with a 4.5" screen & with a Xenon flash then I will like, 5" screen phone are just way way to wide for one handed use & a led flash is no where near as good as a xenon flash (nokia, & old Sony cybershot phones)

67. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

xperia 5r anyone?

64. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

no doubt that samsung is now the dominant mobile manufacturer in the world, but i think we can see some changes with these monster phones of Sony wish you the best Sony

62. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

DAMN SONY IS STEPPING up to their game i can't wait for this to come out. 2013 IS THE YEAR OF FULL HD FOR PHONES. but the BATTERY SO FREAKING AMAZING

55. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

wanna see this!! japanese tech are always better than koreans!!! so sony, trash that samsung!!!

57. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Japanese have CLASS! Koreans don't....

58. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

lol... im a kpop fan but thier music is nice... just same as jpop... but in technology, japanese rocks!!! and also in animation!

66. jstahl

Posts: 79; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

No doubt. Thank you.

49. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Looks like Samsung will have a bit of competition next year. Hopefully HTC will follow suit with giving Sammy a hard time.

53. Atlas

Posts: 158; Member since: Apr 15, 2012

Samsung has had its time in the limelight it's someone else's turn.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

It's Sonys turn,

60. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Don't count out HTC just yet. The flagship successor to the One series will be just as good, if not better, than the DNA. 5" 1080p S-LCD3 display 1.8+ GHz quad core true A15 Tegra 4 much faster than S4 Pro 2-3 GB RAM 2,500 mAh battery with optimizations that grant well over 10 hours of battery life It'll be a great day, that day. One hell of a successor to the One X, eh?

61. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

What was the release date again? Was it January or 1st quarter 2013?

63. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

It might be released at MWC like the One X was. That's in late February. It might be released at CES though, that's early January. No exact release date, but Q1 definitely.

69. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

It's too bad I got the One X already... I'll have to hold out another year or two before I get a new phone. Are you going to get the Butterfly?

70. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Then you can get the successor to the successor of the One X, that's what people usually do anyways. You always get every other successor to your phone, unless there's something that majorly bothers you about your specific device that got fixed in the immediate successor. People who got the iPhone 4S shouldn't have gotten the 5, but should wait for the 5S. People who got the Galaxy Nexus shouldn't have gotten the Nexus 4, but should wait for the next Nexus. Etc. Unless you're always wanting the latest and greatest. Anyways, no, I don't think I'll be getting the Butterfly. I'm kind of tired of waiting for updates, and I'm a bit sick of overlays (I love Sense, but Touchwiz ruined it for everyone). I'm ordering the Nexus 4 as soon as Google releases an update that increases optimization, maybe 4.2.3. This GS2 is getting a bit worn.

71. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Yeah, that's what I was thinking... Unless Google releases a Nexus with HTC or Sony...

72. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I would've preferred it if they did originally. HTC is the greatest when it comes to Nexus. The majority of people who don't like HTC doesn't like them for their lacking updates or Sense, and that would be fixed with a Nexus. Would've loved to see a Butterfly Nexus

48. legend1

Posts: 104; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

sony is kicking things up a notch or two??(maybe three)

46. Pedro0x

Posts: 271; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

APQ8064 is not Cortex A-15 so for example exynos 5440 will be more powerful at the same clock. And MSM8960T is a dual core Krait with adreno 320 and it has only 1 MB L2 cache, meanwhile APQ8064 has 2 MB L2 cache. Just wanted to clear the air :)

44. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

This was initially posted of Neogaf, then Esato. Then it must have been translated to another language, and back to english again. Tsk tsk, a bit late?

43. smallworld

Posts: 537; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

I... can't... breathe... !!!!!!

52. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

haha :)

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