Sony Xperia X to be dual-SIM version of Xperia Z?

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Dec 292012

Past rumours have suggested that the Sony Yuga (Xperia Z) and the Sony Odin (Xperia X) may be very similar in terms of specifications but very different when it comes to looks. A rumour yesterday indicated that the Xperia X may be a somewhat cheaper variant of the Xperia Z which looks set to become Sony’s next flagship device. The truth may be somewhat different if Vietnamese website SECafe is to be believed.

This latest rumour suggests that the Xperia X will be a dual-SIM version of the Xperia Z. It adds that the Xperia X will be slightly thicker and heavier than the Yuga and will sport a textured or striped pattern on the back. It will also have a small back cover to allow the user to hotswap SIM cards without having to reboot the phone as well as access the microSD card. It will not be dust and waterproof like the Xperia Z.

Most interesting is the suggestion that the front-facing camera will be located on the bottom right of the device. This seems a bit strange at first but Sony may have a reason for placing it in this odd position. The light sensor will be in the upper left.

The device handled by SECafe‘s source was a prototype so there may be some changes before the design is finalized.

Sony is expected to unveil both the Xperia Z and Xperia X early next month at CES 2013.

Read more: SECafe (in Vietnamese) [Google translation] (Source: XperiaBlog)

Sony C650X Odin and C660X Yuga dimensions and new details leaked

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Nov 222012

Sony Mobile CommunicationsSony looks set to unveil two new flagship smartphones in early 2013. Codenamed the Odin (Xperia C650X) and Yuga (Xperia C660X), they are reportedly very similar in terms of specifications with different appearances. New details suggest that this may well be the case. According to a xda-developers thread, the two will have the following dimensions:

  • Yuga: 138.6 x 71 x 8.1 millimeters / 140 grams
  • Odin: 131.6 x 69.7 x 9.8 millimeters / 147 grams

A glance through the discussion thread reveals a few more details: Both will sport 5-inch 1080p HD displays, 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 chipsets (APQ8064, Adreno 320 GPU and MDM9615 baseband chip with LTE support), 2GB RAM, and 13MP Exmor RS rear-facing cameras. The front and back of both devices will apparently be Dragontrail glass (similar to Gorilla Glass). Additionally, the Yuga could be water resistant (IP67 certified?) and come with a 2,400mAh battery. The Odin would also work as an IR remote.

Sony could unveil both at CES 2013 with availability expected in the March/April timeframe. It is possible that only the Odin will make its way to North America with the Yuga to be limited to Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America.

Sony recently boasted that its next flagship devices would be able to compete directly against Apple and Samsung flagship smartphones. Does what you see here suggest to you that it will be able to?

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Sony C6603 Yuga pictures and specifications leaked

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Nov 072012

Past rumours have indicated that the upcoming Sony C6603 Yuga will be one of Sony’s flagship devices when it refreshes its smartphone lineup next year. To go along with benchmark results already seen, a number of pictures of the device have now been leaked by Swiss site Android Schweiz along with a few specification details.

Rumoured Sony C6603 Yuga

Rumoured Sony C6603 Yuga

Rumoured Sony C6603 Yuga

The report provides the following key specifications: A 1.5GHz quad-core processor and Android 4.1.1 (although that could be bumped up depending on when it is released), a 5-inch 1080p display, 2GB of RAM and a 12MP camera. The Sony Yuga will also feature a unibody case with a glass back and a chrome power button.

There is no word yet on specific availability and pricing.

Read more: Android Schweiz (in German) [Google translation] (Source: XperiaBlog)

Sony C6603 Yuga gets benchmarked

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Oct 142012

It was only days ago that we learned about what could be one of Sony’s 2013 Xperia flagship devices, the Sony C650x ‘Odin.’ It now appears that it will share the limelight with a very similar second device, the Sony C660X ‘Yuga.’ According to Xperia Blog, the two devices will share very similar specifications but have different appearances.

Antutu benchmarks for Sony C6603

The Sony C660X ‘Yuga’ has already surfaced on both the AnTuTu and NenaMark2 benchmark websites. AnTuTu reveals that the Sony C6603 will be powered by a 1.5GHz processor (number of core unspecified) and Google Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean.

NenaMark2 benchmarks for Sony C6603

Both devices will allegedly run a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 chipset (APQ8064, Adreno 320 GPU and MDM9615 baseband chip with LTE support). The C6603 Yuga will sport a 1080p HD (1920×1080) display. The physical size is unknown but Xperia Blog expects it to be no smaller than 5-inches. This is certainly plausible, especially in light of a recent announcement by Japan Display Inc (JDI) that it has started to produce 5.0-inch TFT-LCD IPS display modules with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and 443 PPI.

There is still no word on exactly when Sony could announce its C650x and C660x devices.

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