Report: Sony Super Phone Takes Aim at iPhone 5, Galaxy S III
November 16, 2012 7:11 AM
comment(s) - last by
(Source: Android Schweiz via Droid Arena)
New superphone is rumored to be 5-inch, quad-core "Yuga"
Sony Corp. (
) was rumored to be
in the running to make the next Nexus phone
for Google Inc. (
the Nexus 4 contract
was awarded to the Japanese firm's South Korean rival LG Electronics (
) who offered up a 4.7-inch, quad-core powered design.
Undeterred Sony, according to a
, will be releasing an Android superphone of its own. The phone is expected to be a large screen design dubbed "Yuga". Some sources say the 1080p display will be 6-inches (making it more of a phone-cum-tablet than a pure phone); others expect it to be a 5-inch 1080p unit.
Most sources point to it packing a
quad-core Snapdragon 4 chip
from Qualcomm, Inc. (
), possibly the APQ8064, paired with 2 GB of DRAM. It is expected to run
Android Jelly Bean v1
(4.1.1) out of the box, with an upgraded to the second major version of Jelly Bean (v2) on the horizon.
Those snazzy specs would place it directly in the superphone discussion versus Samsung Electronics Comp., Ltd.'s (
Galaxy S III
and Apple, Inc.'s (
-- the two handsets that currently
post the highest unit sales
Of course to get in that discussion Sony will have to beat out other potential challengers
like the Droid DNA
from HTC Corp. (
), which is expected to be the flagship phone on America's largest carrier, Verizon Wireless.
Thus far Sony has released some interesting Android handsets such as the
Gingerbread-powered Xperia Play 4G
The PlayStation Phone
") and the
"Live With Walkman" music-minded handset
. While its lineup shows more variety and differentiation than most of the Android pack, lack of high end models have led to slow sales for the Asian OEM.
"Yuga" is a word from Hindu philosophy that refers to an "era" or "epoch".
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
Short Memories re: SONY
11/16/2012 11:25:02 AM
These are the same folks who installed root kits on everyone's PC, that bought Sony music and videos, etc? And who have consistently lied about upgrading their phones to new OS's? And who have ursurped your right to run Linux on PS boxes, despite being touted as a competitive feature when you bought it?
Is this the same Sony? Because, that's the Sony I no longer buy from.
Once in the penalty box, I'll let them out. But (at least) three times, with a consistent record of screwing over customers?
That's unforgivable, and malicious, and they don't deserve anyone's business. There are just so many good and honest alternatives around.
“Then they pop up and say ‘Hello, surprise! Give us your money or we will shut you down!' Screw them. Seriously, screw them. You can quote me on that.” -- Newegg Chief Legal Officer Lee Cheng referencing patent trolls
Verizon Tips 5-inch HTC "Droid DNA" as Flagship Phone
November 13, 2012, 12:20 PM
Samsung Galaxy S III Pushes Ahead of the iPhone 4S in Q3
November 8, 2012, 9:42 AM
Quick Note: Samsung Galaxy S III Sales Hit 30 Million
November 5, 2012, 9:26 AM
Google Talks Nexus Strategy Amid Nexus 4, Nexus 10 Launch
November 5, 2012, 10:43 AM
Quick Note: Sony Reportedly Prepping Elite Android "Nexus X" Smartphone
October 15, 2012, 12:33 PM
Quick Note: Samsung Bails on European Notebook Market
September 23, 2014, 4:40 PM
Report: Motorola Droid Turbo to Leapfrog 2nd Gen Moto X With QHD, Snapdragon 805
September 23, 2014, 12:32 PM
AT&T Tempts Customers with $39 U-Verse TV, HBO, Internet, and Amazon Prime Bundle
September 23, 2014, 10:15 AM
46 Percent of Apple’s Mobile Devices Already Running iOS 8
September 23, 2014, 9:48 AM
Die Shots Confirm A8 Packs Six PowerVR "Rogue" GPU Clusters
September 22, 2014, 4:05 PM
WSJ: Yes, HTC Nexus 9 ("Babel") is Incoming
September 22, 2014, 4:00 PM
Most Popular Articles
HTC Preps Nexus 9 With Nvidia K1 64-Bit "Denver" SoC, Android L Onboard
September 10, 2014, 10:21 PM
Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus Reviews Roll In
September 16, 2014, 9:13 PM
Big Media: If You Want Privacy, You're Probably a Pirate
September 18, 2014, 2:57 PM
Apple Cripples NFC in iPhone 6, 6+ With Developer Ban
September 17, 2014, 1:00 PM
Home Depot Credit Card Theft is the Biggest in History, 55 Million Cards Stolen
September 18, 2014, 7:53 PM
Latest Blog Posts
ISIS Imposes Ban on Teaching Evolution in Iraq
Sep 17, 2014, 5:22 PM
Space Terrorism is a Looming Threat For the United States
Apr 23, 2014, 7:47 PM
Facebook Aims to Provide Internet to "Every Person in the World" with Drones, Satellites
Apr 1, 2014, 10:20 AM
Retail Mobile Sites Experience Outages in Light of Simplexity's Bankruptcy
Mar 14, 2014, 8:48 AM
Tesla vs. BMW: Who Has the Safer EV?
Feb 1, 2014, 2:56 PM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information