Sony Xperia Z and Xperia X Specs and Release Date

Sony’s upcoming superphone, which was known uptil now only by its production codename Yuga, will supposedly be launched as the Sony Xperia Z, as we learnt recently.

While there have been several references to this very interesting looking handset from Sony, all of the currently known/seen information has come by way of leaked pics and details. In fact a recently leak from the Russian website Mobile Review, included an extremely detailed review by Eldar Murtazin who is quite well known for making accurate predictions on upcoming devices, not to mention connected enough to be able to get hold of a test device.

Sony has still been extremely secretive about its flagship device for 2013, and has not volunteered even a shred of information on the Xperia Z. However, a device as awesome as this can get really tricky to keep under wraps once some details get out and the news hounds start sniffing blood.

Chinese website ePrice confirms that Sony will unveil the Xperia Z at CES 2013, as expected, followed shortly after with a January 15th launch in China. Pricing is expected to be at par with the Sony Xperia TX at around 4,298 CNY ($690 or €520).

Reconfirmed specs do not deviate from what we already know – 5″ 1920 x 1080 pixels display, 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, LTE, NFC, 2GB  RAM, 12MP rear camera with flash, and MicroSD card support. Reportedly, the device measures 139 x 71 x 7.9 mm and is certified for high levels of dust and water resistance.

Alongside the Xperia Z, another handset, which has also graced the rumor mills for a while now under the code name Odin, may also make its debut. As suspected, Odin is identical to the Yuga or Xperia Z, save for a few minor differences in design. Odin will reportedly be launched as the Xperia X, and will take its place as the international variant of the Xperia Z. The Xperia X reportedly, will also be slightly cheaper than the Xperia X, although from experience, and given those beastly specs, we seriously doubt if the difference in price would be significant.

It is unclear at this point whether both variants will be hit markets together. The 5″ 1080p phablet market is heating up, but insofar it has mostly seen OEMS from the Chinese market like Oppo, ZTE, Huawei and HTC in the limelight, zipping in one after the other. Having said that, one thing is for sure — 2013 could well be Sony’s comeback year where it can actually showcase its technical prowess with cutting edge, well designed devices packed with state-of-the-art multimedia capabilities.

Via UnwiredView | Source ePrice