Alleged press shots of the Sony C660X Yuga, aka the Xperia Z, have been leaked, and it seems we can learn quite a bit about the device from them. According to ePrice, the images look like they were taken from a promo video for the device.
Full 1080p 5-inch Display
The Xperia Z's display seems to be its main selling point. It will have a 5-inch full HD Reality display with a resolution of 1080p. Other things showcased in the pictures include the 13 megapixel camera and the device's water resistant body. It's speculated to also feature the OptiContrast technology, which is usually found in Sony televisions.
However, we've heard that though the screen shows good colour reproduction for multimedia apps using the Sony Bravia engine, other apps don't fare as well. Viewing angles are lower and the backlight is visible in the black areas of pictures. Measuring 139 x 71 x 7.9 mm, this Xperia device is said to have an Ingress Protection (IP) rating of IP55 and IP57, making it both dust and water resistant.
That's some high-end camera tech
The Xperia Z is said to run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with a skin on top and flaunts a new set of on-screen navigation keys. Falling into the high-end Sony-branded phone category, it is expected to be unveiled at CES this year.
The spec sheet of the Xperia Z will show Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi on the a/b/g/n networks, LTE and a microSD slot. Also, it is said to support SDXC format cards, effectively pushing the maximum memory card size up to 128GB.
The phone features HDR for both pictures and videos
The Xperia Z is rumoured to be integrated with a 1.5GHz processor and 2GB RAM. We've also heard about the device sporting a back panel made of glass. Now, this would put it in line with other devices with glass back panels like the iPhone 4/4S and Google’s Nexus 4. However, having a glass panel at the back makes the handset susceptible to cracks and damages. One will need to be extremely careful while handling this device.
Publish date: January 5, 2013 1:12 pm| Modified date: December 19, 2013 6:25 am
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