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
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:
quarterly flagship machine:
5 inch 1080P screen
3,000 mAh battery
16 megapixel camera
overall size and Yuga almost. The hardware configuration the stereotypes too early to say, may change next October.
first half of the high-end machine:
Xperia 4 - 720p ~ 360PPI, 12MP, MSM8960T, 1.5GB, microSD, 16GB, 1800mAh
Xperia - 1080p 2400mAh
Xperia 5R - 1080p 440PPI, 13MP, APQ8064, LTE, 2GB, microSD, 32GB, 2800mAh, waterproof IP57
Xperia 6 - 1080p ~ 370PPI, 13MP, APQ8064, LTE, 3GB, microSD, 32GB, 3500mAh
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.