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


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
    Glass back. No access to battery. I'll pass.
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  • xpeh
    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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  • My phone is still bigger the 5.5 inch Galaxy Note 2 ftw.
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  • madjimms
    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
    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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  • 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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  • 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
    Yuga? Sounds ugly. And too much like Yugo.
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  • halcyon
    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
    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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