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5-inch HD screens, quad-core processors, 2 GB of DRAM -- these phones don't want for much

The super-phone is a term that began to be bandied about last year.  While somewhat impractical -- few apps can truly fully leverage the processing power these devices pack -- the notion of having the power of a desktop of a few years back in a device you hold in your palm is undeniably cool.  And those 5-inch displays sure do look gorgeous.

While most of the major Android and Windows Phone OEMs have announced or are planning such high-end flagship models for 2013, one of the sleeker entrants is Sony Corp.'s (TYO:6758Android "Yuga" and "Odin" super-phones, which broke cover last night, due to a possibly accidental auto-post to a Sony website.

The devices are expected to pack a 5-inch 1080p (1920x1080 pixel) S-LCD display, a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor from Qualcomm, Inc. (QCOM), 2 GB of DRAM, a 13 megapixel Exmor RS imaging sensor on the rear, and an Adreno 320 GPU.

Sony Z and ZL
Sony Z (Yuga) [left]; Sony ZL (Odin) [right] [Image Source: Sony]

The Xperia Z (Yuga) is expected to be a slightly bulkier build and may ship first or sell at a lower price point.  The Xperia ZL (Odin) is a sleeker build packing identical hardware.  The front-facing imaging sensor (for video-chats, self-portraits, etc.) is position in the standard location with Yuga, but is shuffled down to the bottom-right corner (rather unusual) with Odin.

The pair of super-phones is expected to get official at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show next week in Las Vegas, Nevada, and by the looks of it they may help launch the OEM whose sleek designs once inspired Apple, Inc.'s (AAPL) iconic iPhone design to return to a leading role in an industry where it has struggled in more recent years.

Sources: Sony [1], [2], Engadget

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RE: they look nice
By GulWestfale on 1/1/2013 1:27:22 PM , Rating: 2
well jeez... i was just asking. it's always possible for them to come in at $400-450, which makes the competitive (they do have bigger higher res screens and presumably a micro SD card slot). but you're probably right, they'll cost upwards of 600 bucks.. i'll be sticking with my samsung galaxy S2x then.

RE: they look nice
By GulWestfale on 1/1/13, Rating: -1
RE: they look nice
By GulWestfale on 1/1/2013 1:30:03 PM , Rating: 2
well excuuuuse me, asshat. you're probably just jealous because you have an iphone, with a tiny screen. a tiny LCD screen, just like these here sonys. no advanced LED for you, ha! maybe thta is why your girlfriend left you last night, and you had to spend the evening drinking by yourself. and no sex for you either last night... well, no, your hand doesn't count. appletard.

RE: they look nice
By GulWestfale on 1/1/2013 1:30:21 PM , Rating: 2

RE: they look nice
By GulWestfale on 1/1/13, Rating: -1
RE: they look nice
By GulWestfale on 1/1/13, Rating: 0
RE: they look nice
By GulWestfale on 1/1/2013 1:35:03 PM , Rating: 4
ok, that's it for me today. need to lay off the tennessee honey for a while. and a good day to you all. new year's resolution: 1920x1080, same as last year. oh, and i must stop murdering prostitutes. well, maybe next year.

RE: they look nice
By Basilisk on 1/1/2013 1:55:52 PM , Rating: 4
Damn intermittent reinforcement! It's threads like this that keep me returning to the heavily polluted wasteland of DT comments.

LOL... many thanks!

RE: they look nice
By piroroadkill on 1/8/2013 4:13:57 AM , Rating: 2
The best part about this is someone must have taken it seriously, because now a few of the posts are downrated, hahah..

Just shows people don't actually read the posts before voting..

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