Android CentralSony traditionally showcases its mid-range products at Mobile World Congress, and it looks like this year's offering is the C5303 "HuaShan." The HuaShan -- named after one of China's great five mountains -- has appeared for the first time in leaked shots from German site USP Forum. And on the whole, it looks like a cheaper version of the recently-announced Xperia Z. We're still dealing with an unassuming rounded rectangle design, and the Xperia Z's signature power button can be seen on the right edge, along with a dedicated camera key.

The back appears to be furnished in black soft-touch plastic, with a central camera protruding slightly from the chassis. It's an altogether more plasticky affair than the Xperia Z, which sandwiches its components between two sheets of glass.

According to early benchmark information, it looks like this device is packing a 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU (compared to the Xperia Z's 1.5GHz quad-core) and running at a screen resolution of 1280x720, with on-screen buttons. One of today's shots shows Android 4.1.2 running on the phone, same as its high-end counterpart.

Assuming Sony chooses to unveil its mid-range stuff at MWC -- and there are enough letters left in its alphabetic naming scheme -- we'll be live from Barcelona next month with full coverage. 

More pics after the break.

Source: USP forum; via: PhoneArena

There are 8 comments

If this is running the dual core S4 Pro with Adreno 320 GPU, and with a 720p screen, that's good hardware.

radgatt says:

Why can't Sony make another Verizon phone?

DWR_31 says:

Because Motorola sold their soul to the devil so it could only be RAZRs and iPhones on the Verizon network.

heathroi says:

It might be just the picture but it looks like the control panel for a microwave

heat3610 says:

720p mid-range? :)

mr.wizard says:

I think my galaxy nexus just got a downgrade to mid-range

DWR_31 says:

No, just to low-mid-range.

Raikon says:

hopefully it will have only 4.3" display