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After it leaked photos of a prototype device yesterday, Russian site Mobile-Reviews has published a detailed preview of Sony's upcoming 2013 high-ender, currently known by its codename "Yuga." According to today's preview, the 5-inch, 1080p device packs a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU, 2GB of RAM and a glass-clad chassis. There's also expandable storage via microSD card, world LTE connectivity and a 12MP camera, so if specs alone are any indication, the "Yuga" should measure up favorably against other high-end phones in early 2013.

On the software side, the prototype is running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and Sony's own proprietary software. Highlights here include new live wallpapers, a re-vamped camera app with filters (because that's what everyone's doing these days), and a redesigned clock app. Visually, Sony's Xperia UI as seen on the prototype looks much the same as it did on earlier phones like the Xperia T and Xperia S.

You'll find a complete run-down of the prototype hardware and software at the source link below. Sony tends to announce its new high-end stuff at CES each year, so we expect we'll see the finalized design in Las Vegas in just a few weeks.

Source: Mobile-Review (Translated)


Reader comments

Sony Xperia 'Yuga' prototype gets unofficial preview


Alex, can you please find us the body dimensions , the upper bezel looks narrow hope the bottom is too.If they can keep the body size like the S3 or smaller, this will definitely be my next phone.

Sony really needs to release this phone quickly. Much like HTC needs to release the HTC J Butterfly internationally as well. But knowing Sony, this phone will come out in Summer 2013.

Why all this hating? I'm pretty sure Sony is gonna be early on this phone. If they release this phone to late, they are gonna have lost the game (against Samsung and Apple)...

This is one of Sony's greatest chances to make it to the top again. I just hope they'll do some adverts for their phone, beforehand. So it won't be forgotten amongst all of the other android phones.