Sony has been in the news a lot recently for all the right reasons as far as its smartphones are concerned. From the looks of it, Sony is going to have an extensive product list for early 2013. New details about a couple of Sony handsets have emerged, and based on this latest information, the Sony Yuga is expected to be the next flagship smartphone from Sony. The dimensions of this handset have leaked online.
A lot of information about two Sony handsets that go by the codenames Yuga and Odin has leaked in the past. According to a post on XDA, a forum member, Spectre51 has revealed the dimensions of the handsets. He states that the dimensions of the C660X Yuga are 138.6 x 71 x 8.1mm and it weighs 140 grams. The highlighted feature of this handset is that it is water resistant and dust resistant. Both handsets are believed to feature similar specifications and design, but the Yuga will be the Asian version of the handset.
The Yuga will look the same like the Odin
The other handset, the C650X Odin measures 131.6 x 69.7 x 9.8mm and weighs 147 grams. One of the unique features of this handset is that it will feature an IR remote. This handset is designed to be a global edition of the handset.
The handsets, though having 5-inch displays, appear to be quite compact. In comparison with the HTC Droid DNA that measures 141 x 70.5 x 9.73mm, the Yuga, and more specifically the Odin, look smaller.
Both these handsets are said to feature the 'dragontail glass' on the front and back. There is no word on official availability yet, but one can expect it to be launched in either March or April next year.
It was recently reported that the sales and marketing head of Sony Mobile, Dennis Van Schie states that the company is aiming to take on Apple and Samsung when it launches its next smartphone. Though Van Schie did not shed much light on what this handset will entail, he did confirm that it will run on the Android operating system.
The Sony Xperia Odin has been captured in the wild, and this time it made an appearance in an official press photograph. The official image shows the phone with an extremely narrow bezel and the Xperia logo at the bottom. It also sports a metallic finish.
As far as specifications are concerned, the handset is expected to feature a 5-inch Full HD display, 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset and 2GB of RAM, 13MP rear camera and 32GB of onboard storage.
The 5-inch smartphone segment is expanding at a rapid rate and in early 2013; we expect to see many major brands introduce 5-inch handsets will Full HD 1080p displays. As mentioned earlier, the HTC Droid DNA is one of them and the other is the Samsung Galaxy S IV. Though there is no official word as of yet, a global edition of the HTC Droid DNA will be called the HTC Deluxe and it too will boast the headlining feature of having a Full HD 1080p 5-inch display.