Sony showed off the Xperia ZL and the Xperia Tablet Z at the MWC, but no unannounced models. But unannounced models are starting to pile up in the rumor mill, the latest is the Sony Xperia C670X.
Sony Xperia C670X
As a comparison, the Xperia ZL model name is the C650X, while the Xperia Z is the C660X. Recently we saw some browser info on the Sony C680X and wondered if there will be a C670X. Well, most probably, yes – at least that’s what a tipster told XperiaBlog.net.
The C670X sounds like an HTC One competitor, judging by its rumored specs. It will reportedly have a 4.8” 1080p screen, a Snapdragon 600 chipset with a quad-core Krait 300 CPU at 1.8GHz, a 13MP camera Exmore RS camera and will run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
The tip was accompanied by a rendered frontal image of the Sony Xperia C670X, which may not be legit. Still, if it’s real, judging by 4.8” diagonal of the screen, we estimate the phone will measure 133.7 x 70.1mm. That’s slightly shorter but wider than the HTC One (137.4 x 68.2 mm). The Sony C670X has no hardware buttons on the front, which accounts for the height difference.
Will the C670X/C680X duo relate to each other as the Xperia Z / ZL (C650X/C660X)? We are yet to see. Well, this rumor doesn’t have a lot of evidence behind it (we checked the usual benchmarks scores sites and such, nothing yet), so keep your salt shaker around while reading this.
The Sony Xperia Z, which was known as the Yuga until a few days ago, has leaked once again, this time in a series of images extracted from what is likely a promo video.
The new images tell us that the smartphone will feature a water resistant chassis on a “skeleton frame structure”, and a 13MP Exmor RS camera accompanied by HDR photo and video capability.
The images also confirm what we already know about the device, including the 5 inch FullHD Reality display, and quad-core APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 chipset. The Z is set to ship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of box.
Our earlier leak hinted at an MSRP of roughly $655 when the Z hits retail, although we expect to have full details on the Xperia Z and all other Sony devices from CES 2013 in just a few short days, so be sure to check back with us.
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The first press image of the Sony Xperia Z (C660X ‘Yuga’) has been uncovered, highlighting that its full reveal is likely to come at CES next week. As with our earlier report on Odin, the image comes directly from Sony Mobile itself. The URL confirms the name of the handset as the Xperia Z.
The image is quite small, but Unwired-View has managed to get hold of a higher resolution picture. It shows everything we have seen so far of the handset, although the dedicated camera button that we have seen in other leaks, is hard to make out on this image. We hope it’s still there. Anyway, 2013 has started with a bang, with two leaks already. We await more news at CES next week, if not before.
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The Sony Xperia ZL will be the marketing name for the C650X ‘Odin’ we can confirm. The name was found in the URL of the ‘Odin’ image found here. We look forward to hearing more about the Sony Xperia Z (C660X Yuga) and the Sony Xperia ZL (C650X Odin) next week at the CES tradeshow in Las Vegas. See a slightly larger image of the Xperia ZL below.
Sony’s upcoming flagship had been referred to by its codename C660X Yuga over the past few weeks , but now, ahead of its official launch which is expected to take place at the Consumer Electronics Show
2013, this handset will be launched as Xperia Z, a report by Xperia Blog states. Apart from this information regarding the naming of the model, the Xperia Z will also
have an Ingress Protection (IP) rating of IP55 and IP57, making it both dust and water resistant. This feature is in line with previous rumours about some of the salient
features of the Sony Xperia Z. The final dimensions of the upcoming smartphone are believed to be 139 x 71 x 7.9 mm. Sources have also informed Xperia Blog that the 5-inch 1080p display that sports a pixel density of 443ppi will also feature
OptiContrast technology, a trait that is usually found in Sony televisions.
The report notes, “The main benefit of an OptiContrast panel is low reflection due to a special resin layer that absorbs any diffused
light delivered from the backlight. You are left with a display delivering vivid colours, high contrast levels and a real sense of depth.”
It was earlier reported that the Sony Yuga C660X had been given the hands-on treatment by a Russian website and more information about the device had been revealed. The biggest thing seems to be the minimalism in terms of design. The phone has no touch or hardware keys at the front and uses on-screen buttons for navigation.
Even the back side of the device is said to be plain, with only a 12-megapixel camera offering decoration. The main selling point of the phone will be the screen—the device sports a 5-inch screen with a 1080p resolution. This gives
the phone a pixel density of 440 ppi. The display isn’t without faults; while 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. The phone also comes with other basic features such as Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi on the
a/b/g/n networks, LTE and a Micro SD slot. It might be worth noting that the C660X Yuga supports SDXC format cards though,
effectively pushing the maximum memory card size up to 128 GB.
Earlier this month, it was revealed that the C660X Yuga will sport a glass back. If this handset does indeed come with a glass rear
panel , then it will follow in the footsteps of the iPhone 4/4S and the Google flagship smartphone, the Nexus 4. The advantage of having a glass back is that it makes the design of the smartphone
really good. However, there are many disadvantages that can outweigh that sole feature. 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.
Design shows no signs of perimanent hardware buttons, gorilla glass and it is expected to be water and dust proof
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