Sony is really turning it on this year. After two blockbuster launches at CES 2013, the company has set its sight on mid-range and low-end announcements at the Mobile World Congress later this month. However, that’s not all that Sony is preparing.
Leaked results from the HTML5 Test website have revealed yet another high-end device coming from Sony’s stable. The results, which were published on XperiaBlog, show a Sony handset C680X (C6802) that is running Android 4.2 and has a 1920 x 1080 resolution display. The model number suggests that this phone slots higher than the already high-end Xperia Z, which has the model number C660X). The display resolution also suggests that this is likely a flagship going through very-early testing before H2 2013 launch.
The HTML5 Test website result (image credit: XperiaBlog)
There have been rumours of a Sony phablet doing the rounds and this specific result might actually be from that phone. Codenamed Togari, the flagship will have 6.44-inch display. Rumours also suggest that there will be a stylus packed in along with the phablet, leading us to believe this is Sony’s rival to Samsung's forthcoming Galaxy Note update.
On the Esato forums, poster Randomuser had revealed details about the so-called Togari phablet last October. According to him, the smartphone will come with a Snapdragon 800 processor with each of the four cores clocked at 2.3GHz. It will be coupled with the next-gen Adreno 330 GPU.
The earlier leak of the Sony 6.44-inch display panel
That alone should be able to grab your attention, but Randomuser goes on to list an array of really unbelievable specs. These include the 6.44-inch 1920 x 1080 IPS screen manufactured by Japan Display Inc., which will have OptiContrast technology, along with Sony’s Mobile Bravia Engine 2. The phablet is rumoured to come with a massive 3GB of RAM, 32GB internal memory, 13-megapixel Exmor RS camera on the back (similar to the Xperia Z), a 2 megapixel full HD Exmor R front-facing camera, a huge 3500mAh battery, NFC and an IR blaster to use the device as a remote control for Bravia TVs.
At the moment, this is just a big rumour and we would advise more than just a pinch of salt. However, JDI, which is a venture of Toshiba, Sony and Sharp display divisions, has in the past revealed a 6-plus-inch display with an astonishing resolution of 2560 x 1600, so a full HD 6.44-incher is not entirely the stuff of fantasy.
Published Date: Feb 16, 2013 01:27 pm | Updated Date: Feb 16, 2013 01:27 pm