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Sony's 5-Inch Yuga Smartphone Shown in Leaked Images

By - Source: Mobile-Review | B 19 comments

Rumored handset sports 13MP camera and quad-core processor.


Sony's flagship smartphone for 2013, the 5-inch, quad-core-powered 'Yuga', has been depicted in another batch of leaked images.

Russian site Mobile-Review claims to have received a prototype version of the smartphone, posting a pair of pictures of the 5-inch device.

One of the more physical components displayed by the images in question is the large power/lock key on the side of the Yuga. Either way, the shots looks similar to a previous leak, suggesting the device could indeed be in existence.

Also known as the Sony C6603, the device sports a 5-inch, full HD display with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, accompanied with a glass front and rear. While the sealed glass chassis effectively confirms access to the battery is sealed off, it's said to contain a microSD card slot and HDMI port.

Sony's Yuga purportedly runs on Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core processor and 2 GB RAM, as well as a rear 12 megapixel camera.

Sony is also reportedly working on 'Odin', a handset boasting a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM7227A CPU and an Adreno 200 GPU. Sony itself expects to sell 50 million Xperia smartphones during 2013.

 

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    shikamaru31789 , December 18, 2012 12:11 AM
    Glass back. No access to battery. I'll pass.
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    xpeh , December 18, 2012 12:15 AM
    shikamaru31789Glass back. No access to battery. I'll pass.


    Yeah, just today my phone froze, and the power button did absolutely nothing, so I just pulled out the battery. Plus, since you can't upgrade the battery, this device will probably have 2 hour battery life in 2 years.
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    Anonymous , December 18, 2012 12:39 AM
    My phone is still bigger the 5.5 inch Galaxy Note 2 ftw.
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    madjimms , December 18, 2012 12:46 AM
    xpehYeah, just today my phone froze, and the power button did absolutely nothing, so I just pulled out the battery. Plus, since you can't upgrade the battery, this device will probably have 2 hour battery life in 2 years.

    If the warranty is gone why not just buy a battery off fleabay & soldier the bastard in? Then find an AC adapter with higher mAH rating & frankenhack that to the old connector?

    I guess I shouldn't expect this from the huge majority of people, but I like to fix broken things before throwing them out.
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    xpeh , December 18, 2012 12:54 AM
    MadjimmsIf the warranty is gone why not just buy a battery off fleabay & soldier the bastard in? Then find an AC adapter with higher mAH rating & frankenhack that to the old connector?I guess I shouldn't expect this from the huge majority of people, but I like to fix broken things before throwing them out.


    Yeah, soldering a new battery would be the first thing I'd do. But a majority of people don't know how to. They'll just buy a new phone.
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    Anonymous , December 18, 2012 5:36 AM
    press and hold the power button and the volume up key at the same time for about 10s, the Xperia S will reboot itself. not sure for other phones or models.....
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    Anonymous , December 18, 2012 5:46 AM
    My (older) Xperia hardlocks so often and has such a tiny (1500 mAh wtf?!?!?) battery that I can't imagine not being able to battpull it every day.
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    Thunderfox , December 18, 2012 8:12 AM
    Yuga? Sounds ugly. And too much like Yugo.
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    halcyon , December 18, 2012 9:47 AM
    soldier2013My phone is still bigger the 5.5 inch Galaxy Note 2 ftw.

    For all that the Note II is (quite nice), the screen's PPI and 720p resolution isn't the best for a screen that size. A 1080p screen would have been appropriate.
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    Old_Fogie_Late_Bloomer , December 18, 2012 2:27 PM
    halcyonFor all that the Note II is (quite nice), the screen's PPI and 720p resolution isn't the best for a screen that size. A 1080p screen would have been appropriate.

    At the current level of OLED technology, a 1080p screen at that size would no doubt be PenTile, which would only be a 50% increase in the actual number of subpixels. I suspect any gain in sharpness would be offset by the PenTile artifacts.
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    timw03878 , December 18, 2012 2:38 PM
    *disc read error*
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    oblivionlord , December 18, 2012 3:25 PM
    MadjimmsIf the warranty is gone why not just buy a battery off fleabay & soldier the bastard in? Then find an AC adapter with higher mAH rating & frankenhack that to the old connector?I guess I shouldn't expect this from the huge majority of people, but I like to fix broken things before throwing them out.


    Or you could have made a smart purchase in the first place and buy a phone with a removable back that allows you to change out the battery instead of doing extra steps just for this simple procedure. Kind of a no-brainer eh?
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    applegetsmelaid , December 18, 2012 4:07 PM
    10 years from now all these big ass 5+ inch phones are gonna look like Zack Morris phones.
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    krowbar , December 18, 2012 4:15 PM
    lol fleabay as someone said. Anyway Sony is trying to lock their phone in ways, I'm wouldn't surprised if only uses sony memorysticks or ext storage.
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    robochump , December 18, 2012 4:51 PM
    Out of nowhere Sony expects to sell 50M smartphones? Good luck with that. Misprint?
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    heffeque , December 18, 2012 6:44 PM
    soldier2013My phone is still bigger the 5.5 inch Galaxy Note 2 ftw.

    Well... the iPad is bigger. It has a 9.7 inch screen and you can use it as a phone with the appropriate VoIP software. OVH sells a VoIP package of unlimited landline calls to 40 countries, included with an incoming geographic number or a non-geographic number... all for 0.99 € a month.

    It's stupid to carry an iPad as a phone, yes... but so is carrying a Galaxy Note 2.
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    hytecgowthaman , December 19, 2012 3:44 AM
    Advantage:
    1.High quality display.
    2.High processing power because of 4core @ 1.5ghz.
    3.It support sd cards(apple dont support sd cards).
    Disadvantage:
    1.My pocket is smaller so it does not fit as 2.5"mobile.
    2.Supports hd but it has only 200mhz gpu (7"zync z930 jelly bean tablet has 400mhz gpu low cost than sony).
    3.The battery is not removable (if the battery hold the current upto 2days @ 100% brightness i dont change the battery.
    4.High cost (if u give me that at rs:15000).
    5.Service center is not available in my location.If i am do any damage to my mobile the warenty is avoided, so how can i am change that parts.
    .....
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    hytecgowthaman , December 19, 2012 3:48 AM
    6.The weight is higher.
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    hytecgowthaman , December 19, 2012 3:48 AM
    6.The weight is higher.