Sony's bezel-less Lavender smartphone to feature two 13 MP cameras

Remember the Sony Lavender, an unannounced Android smartphone that's supposed to have almost no bezel on the right and left side of its display? We now have more details about it, thanks to @upleaks.

Reportedly, the Lavender is "another selfie-focused phone", featuring a 13 MP front-facing camera, as well as a 13 MP rear camera, both accompanied by LED flashes. The handset has 2 GB of RAM, and - like the Xperia C4 before it - a 64-bit, octa-core MediaTek MT6752 processor clocked at 1.7 GHz. Moreover, the device sports a 1080 x 1920 pixels display of unknown size - but "bigger" than the screen of the Xperia C4 (which, at 5.5 inches, is already pretty big).

At launch, the Sony Lavender should run Android Lollipop, and some versions will have dual SIM capabilities.

Most probably, "Lavender" is just a codename, so the smartphone will have a different name once Sony announces it. Speaking about that, there's no word on when the handset will be officially unveiled.

The image embedded above, which allegedly shows the Sony Lavender (click to enlarge), isn't exactly great, so we're looking forward to seeing better photos of the new smartphone. It's not clear if Sony is planning to launch the Lavender globally, or just in select regions, but we'll likely find out more about this soon.

source: @upleaks



1. waddup121 unregistered

I hope the software for the cameras are good.

5. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Has it ever been for Sony products? I'm fighting with brand new Sony TV and their über-slow menus. I also remember my old portable Sony MP3 player PC software was insane memory hog and the tunes needed to be converted to Sony proprietary format.

9. jos_031

Posts: 62; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

It is not just usage. The image processing is extremely bad

2. walkman800

Posts: 113; Member since: Aug 26, 2014

Insane overkill is insane.

3. TypicalGeek

Posts: 220; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

I wish they use Tegra X1 since it's going to be a phablet size. Well seems like the cheaper Mediatek is the go to chip for mid-range now.

8. mixedfish

Posts: 1570; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

If you like 5 minutes of battery life, sure Tegra X1 is for you.

10. Skywax9016

Posts: 8; Member since: May 19, 2015

haha, nice one. It is a power sipping soc, but not that monstrous. I guess it's hard for nVidia to convince other manufacturers to try their soc since it has already left a bad impression. The K1 is still a powerful processor, sad that sony didn't try to put it in their tablet.

4. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Hoping this is a Z4 Ultra with the SD805. Fitting two IMX230 sensors somehow would make it an absolute demon.

6. phichart

Posts: 335; Member since: May 03, 2014

Sony need to fix 8MP for Superior Auto mode.... and need to fix your camera is force to close because of the phone is too hot...

7. JasonMelling1229

Posts: 27; Member since: Feb 07, 2015


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