Sony about to unleash four new Android smartphones later this year

Sony has been on quite a roll. At least as far as mobile phone launches are concerned. This year alone, five handsets in different segments have been launched by the company. These range from the high-end Xperia Z and ZL to the mid-range Xperia SP to the low-tier Xperia E and Xperia L. But it seems the company is not stopping at just these five.

Separate leaks today point at four other Sony handsets in the work. The first rumour comes from Japan in the form of a Smasoku report, which is based on a leaked roadmap for Sony devices.

More phone headed for the Xperia branding

More phones headed for the Xperia brand


According to the rumour, a certain Sony Xperia A, codenamed Dogo, will be added to the Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo’s line-up sometime in the summer months. It is said to have a 4.6-inch screen and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor. Other specs include 2GB of RAM, 32GB of native storage and a 2300 mAh battery capacity. The phone will be water and dust resistant, like the Xperia Z and Tablet Z, and will bring along support for NFC. An IR Blaster is also said to be aboard.

Also on the roadmap is the Sony Xperia UL, which we are dreading to see since it is codenamed Gaga. The phone is said to be very closely based on the Sony Xperia ZL and will also have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 under the hood. Other specs that have leaked of the Xperia UL say it will have 32GB of internal storage, 2GB of RAM and a 2300 mAh battery as well as NFC support.

The leaked roadmap also points to a phablet, codenamed Togari, which has been in the news previously. The Togari’s supposed front panel was leaked earlier this year and the rumour along with it said the phablet will have 6.4-inch full HD display. The rumour also says that Togari is currently being shown around to carriers in Japan in hope of a summer release.

Another rumour coming our way from Digitimes says, “Sony plans to roll out a 5-inch entry-level model in the third quarter, which is likely to be powered by a MediaTek quad-core processor and manufactured by Arima, indicated the industry sources.” If this is true, then Sony may be looking at markets like India with this phone, where smartphones with high-specs and low-prices have been highly successful.

Published Date: Mar 28, 2013 06:09 pm | Updated Date: Mar 28, 2013 06:09 pm