Sony’s new flagship smartphones are officially the worst kept secret ever with specs sheets, images and other information raining on us from everywhere. This could mean a few things – either Sony is having issues with keeping things contained, is deliberately letting details slip, or someone is very good at guessing. Either way, with the latest batch of “facts” we probably know all there is to know about Sony’s soon-to-be unveiled devices, codenamed Sony C650X Odin and Sony C660X Yuga. Both smartphones are anticipated at CES, which begins January 8, so we will find out what is true and what is a mere product of imagination pretty soon.
The latest rumors reveal the official names under which they will be sold – Sony Odin may possibly come out as Xperia X and the Sony Yuga as Xperia Z. Although not confirmed by other sources, this certainly makes sense, since Sony seems to have a thing for using letters for its Xperia lineup. With Z being the last letter in the alphabet, the question arises what next? But let’s not worry about it now.
Both handsets are pretty much identical in terms of specs sporting 5-inch 1080p touch screens with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution at 443 ppi enhanced by Sony BRAVIA engine, and powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro system-on-a-chip paired with 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of native storage with microSD support for additional expansion. Other features include 4G LTE connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI port, 13 MP or 12 MP rear camera with LED flash and will ship with Android 4.1 (or 4.2) Jelly Bean out of the box. Furthermore, the Xperia Z is said to be both water and dust proof, with either IP55 or IP57 rating.
We still do not know, which markets each smartphone will hit. Some sources claim, that the Z will be US-exclusive while the X will get international availability being sold not only in the US but also in Europe and parts of Asia. It is still possible for both handsets to be global devices, but let’s take the news with a grain of salt and not get too excited.
source: Android Authority