Sony's 2013 flagships tipped, Q4 might see a quad-core Cortex-A15 beast with a huge battery
posted by Daniel P. / Dec 10, 2012, 7:09 AM
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.
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...
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Holy cow. Samsung is gonna have a stronger competitor after all. Sony is really getting the competition over the limit. And I am a sony fan. Yay Sony.
posted on Dec 10, 2012, 7:17 AM 41
This is great, I can already see Sony elbow SS from top spot of Android world. I know that Sony is busy with software thing this year, and next year will be the year of Sony comeback. It will be 4 horse race Sony - SS - LG - HTC I guess.
posted on Dec 10, 2012, 7:43 AM 14
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Don't under estimate the companies from China (Huawei, ZTE & Lenovo) their phones are somewhat equally spec to those by the Big Boys ( Samsung, Sony, LG, HTC) but they're more affordable. A real bang for buck I say. Tho in the states they'll probably won't grab that much attention. . .
posted on Dec 10, 2012, 7:48 AM 7
Sony, and now HTC have learned from SS example: specs and design is easy part, the hard part is software optimisation and marketing. The Chinese have great potential but I guess it will take them a few years before they can compete in top end of the market.
posted on Dec 10, 2012, 8:14 AM 8
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By saying "quarterly flagship machine" Sony has confirmed that they'll be releasing a new flagship every three months or so (which they have already been doing for at least a year). Not sure if this is a good thing or not. It obviously hasn't worked for HTC in the past, and Samsung and Apple both only release one major flagship per year to tremendous success.
posted on Dec 10, 2012, 8:51 AM 6
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Sammy will basically be announcing their flagship 2013 phone next month and probably shipping in April-May-June timeframe. Nothing like sucking all of the oxygen out of the room.... Sony needs to step up it's game. Even Apple is feeling the heat from Sammy.
posted on Dec 10, 2012, 9:31 AM 5
This is 1 of many possibilities, this is early stage of mobile market development and things will change wildly. I think there will be several big players coexist in the Android ecosystem similar to HP, Lenovo, Dell... in Windows PC.
posted on Dec 10, 2012, 9:43 AM 0
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@thephonegeek you are very very true sony has had a beautiful line up of devices i would love to spend my money on, BUT the only way that Sony can contend with Sammy is if they break into the US market. one device sprinkled on 1 or 2 carriers every now and again.
posted on Dec 10, 2012, 3:17 PM 0
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Samsung welcomes all challengers any time. Samsung owns this space and you can bank on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 having 6inch flexible screen, 1080p resolution, 2.0ghz quadcore Exynos 5 processor, 3gb of ram, 16megipix camera, 32 or 64gb of internal storage, 64gb micro sd card slot, 3.0 front facing camera. Rest assured nobody who is not in this space today will make a threat to Samsung they own this smartphone/tablet market. The Galaxy Note 2 is leading the way. Software and features alone makes Samsung the best manufacturer period.
posted on Dec 10, 2012, 6:09 PM 0
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Apple should also up their game. iPhone 6 should have a 5 inch 1080p screen. I can only wish.
posted on Dec 10, 2012, 7:26 AM 4
Not another beast phone :( I'm tired to see such monsterios spec, they actually kill me tho...
posted on Dec 10, 2012, 7:26 AM 2
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XPERIA 5R! it's like acro S but way better. HIGH-END IP57 certified phone, that's epic!
posted on Dec 10, 2012, 7:33 AM 7
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