Sony Xperia Y Concept Phone Packs a 5.5’’ Screen, 18MP Camera

The concept phablet runs under the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS

By on January 21st, 2013 21:21 GMT

Sony Mobile’s latest flagship Android smartphone, the Xperia Z, managed to impress the world since it was made official at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in early January, being expected to help the company regain its foothold on the smartphone market.

Packing a 5-inch full HD touchscreen display and a quad-core processor, the device can certainly provide users with a great experience while on the go.

However, with larger smartphones becoming increasingly popular these days, it should not come as a surprise that enthusiasts are dreaming of a bigger Sony device, even if nothing has been confirmed on the matter for the time being.

Designer Ben Ling came up with his own vision of how such a device would look like, materialized in a concept phone called Xperia Y, with a large 5.5-inch screen on the front and looks similar with those of Xperia Z.

The Full HD TFT display with Sony Mobile Bravia Engine 2 is shatter-proof and scratch-resistant, while being paired with a quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 processor and 3GB of RAM, as concept-phones notes.

Furthermore, the concept phone features an 18-megapixel photo snapper on the back, with Exmor RS camera sensor HDR video and LED flash. A 3.2-megapixel camera on the front should serve video chatting purposes.

The specs list of the concept device also includes Adreno 330 GPU, 32GB of internal memory, 4G LTE connectivity capabilities, Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery, xLOUD Experience, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0, and PlayStation Certification.

Only 9.2 mm thick, the concept phone weighs 150 grams and runs under Google’s Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system. The designer also conceived it in single- and dual-SIM flavors.

Undoubtedly, Xperia Y seems like a highly appealing device, though it is nothing more than a concept for the time being, one that might never turn into a real device. However, only time will tell whether Sony will indeed inspire from the ideas of this designer when it comes to building an Android phablet.

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