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Sony's 5-inch Yuga Smartphone Named Xperia Z

By - Source: Xperia Blog | B 14 comments

Full HD, 5-inch handset set for debut at CES.

Sony's 5-inch, full HD Yuga smartphone, which was recently showcased in a pair of leaked images, is said to be named as the 'Xperia Z'.

An Xperia Blog source claims that the Xperia Z name comes from a credible source, who provided specifications reminiscent of previous rumors; the smartphone will sport a full HD, 5-inch display, joined by Sony's TV technology, as well as being water and dust proof.

Said to have a 1920 x 1080 resolution, the device features a glass front and rear, and offers a microSD card slot and HDMI port.

Sony's Xperia Z apparently runs on Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core processor and 2 GB RAM, in addition to sporting a 12 megapixel camera.

The Japanese technology company, which is expecting to sell 50 million Xperia smartphone units next year, is also purportedly developing 'Odin', a smartphone featuring a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM7227A CPU and an Adreno 200 GPU.

 

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    kcorp2003 , December 27, 2012 6:57 AM
    Hey Mr. Zak, you heard. Apple releasing a console that works with Valve's Big Picture. (heart attack here) it's been a long time since Bandai Pippin. Your move Steve Ballmer.


    lol @ 5 inch phones. that's too big for my pocket and it will look weird in my pant.
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    Cryio , December 27, 2012 7:42 AM
    However good, stylish and fast there phones are, all my friends still want the Galaxy S3, because for them it's still "the best thing".

    :sigh:
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    halcyon , December 27, 2012 9:49 AM
    Nice job Sony. I hope that glass is Corning Gorilla Glass 2. I hope Sony does well with the unit and that its widely available...and has decent battery life. ...but I'll wait for Samsung to release their black magic before I get too excited. If Sony can do this can you imagine what Samsung's got in the works?

    @Cryio There's a reason folks like Samsung devices. It's spelled:

    Removable batteries
    Flawless build quality
    Great performance
    Durability
    Removable SD card storage

    Samsung has earned their following because they're getting the formula right.
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    wlachan , December 27, 2012 9:56 AM
    Glasses on both sides? I can't wait to sit on it!
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    madooo12 , December 27, 2012 2:13 PM
    CryioHowever good, stylish and fast there phones are, all my friends still want the Galaxy S3, because for them it's still "the best thing".

    just how some people think of the iPhone, even though the nexus 4 is much cheaper and better, they still want to buy those phones

    halcyonNice job Sony. I hope that glass is Corning Gorilla Glass 2. I hope Sony does well with the unit and that its widely available...and has decent battery life. ...but I'll wait for Samsung to release their black magic before I get too excited. If Sony can do this can you imagine what Samsung's got in the works?@Cryio There's a reason folks like Samsung devices. It's spelled:Removable batteriesFlawless build qualityGreat performanceDurabilityRemovable SD card storageSamsung has earned their following because they're getting the formula right.

    I don't think sony uses corning's glass, I think they make their own

    but samsung's devics having good build quality and high durability, lol, those things can be said about sony, nokia, motorola... not samsung or LG
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    halcyon , December 27, 2012 2:24 PM
    ^Sounds like you've had a different personal experience with Samsung phones than I've had.
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    applegetsmelaid , December 27, 2012 3:51 PM
    Sony, I already have 5 inches in my pants thank you very much.
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    halcyon , December 27, 2012 4:04 PM
    ^Sounds like it's time for an upgrade...as quick as you can get it.
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    olaf , December 27, 2012 6:06 PM
    I have a cheap LG droid and its miles better in quality of build, and used materials then any comparable Samsung, also i've had and S1+ and S2 and i disliked both of em ...
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    tacoslave , December 27, 2012 8:23 PM
    The s3 is actually worse than the s2 in terms of build quality. Also the samsung devices that i bought like galaxy tab (original) was so buggy, slow, and the battery stopped charging so i returned it after a month. So i dont like samsung or apple so you could imagine how well i want this phone to do.
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    xpeh , December 27, 2012 8:29 PM
    Yeah, like a few of the comments before mine say, Samsung's build quality isn't exactly the best. Nor do their phones look the coolest.
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    halcyon , December 27, 2012 8:36 PM
    Wow...I've had the S3 and now the Note 2
    ..and I'm abnormally picky when it comes to quality...almost past the point of reason. I wonder why my experience is so different than yours. I will admit that I baby any material thing I care about and was hesitant to try Samsung devices because of the plastics involved. ...but I have no legitimate complaints and, to the contrary, am very impressed. So again, I wonder why our experiences are so different.
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    imnotageek , December 27, 2012 11:46 PM
    Nothing against Sony. I use one. But my next phone has got to be a Nexus phone. It takes way too long for Sony to catch up with the latest Android OS, if at all of 'older' models (which is just about a year old).
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    murzar , December 28, 2012 4:21 AM
    applegetsmelaidSony, I already have 5 inches in my pants thank you very much.


    Now we know why you need 'Apple' to get you laid.