Sony is working on a 5inch 1080P Xperia

first_imgWatch out Samsung, LG and HTC: Sony is reportedly working on its very own 5-inch 1080P phablet. Codenamed Yuga, the gargantuan Sony sports the model number C6603 and a spec sheet that should put it in a dead heat with devices like the Galaxy Note 2 and Droid DNA.What would a phone this large (or a tablet this small?) be without a muscular processor under the hood? A disappointment, Sony clearly thinks, and that’s why the company has gone with a quad-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz. It’s paired with 2GB of RAM, which should combine to yield Nexus 4-esque performance.Unsurprisingly, you’ll find Sony’s capable Exmor sensor handling rear-facing camera duties. Its 12MP resolution comes as a bit of a surprise, what with the Xperia T making its debut several months ago with a 13MP shooter. The Yuga hasn’t be officially announced by Sony, though, so it’s possible that the company would pop in its new 13MP Exmor RS stacked CMOS sensor before mass production starts.Sony’s opted for a unibody design with a glass back like the iPhone 4 and 4S — which looks great, but probably also means you can forget about a user-replaceable battery. On the sides of the Yuga, you’ll find the requisite volume rocker, a dedicated camera button, and a sharply-contrasting chromed power button. One other interesting design note is that Sony decided to stick with capacitive buttons below the display rather that giving up valuable pixels for Android’s on-screen controls.Just a few years ago, people laughed at 5-inch phones like the Dell Streak. They looked like props from a Carrot Top routine, suitable only for the massive hands of NBA players. Times have certainly changed, and you can bet that Sony won’t be the last company to pump out a handset this size.More at Android Schweiz, via Xperia Bloglast_img


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