Yuga has been long said to be the codename of one of Sony’s high-end smartphones for the next year, one that would arrive on shelves in the Xperia lineup with the model number C6603 attached to it.
In fact, the device was said to be Sony’s flagship for the next year, packing a 5-inch full HD touchscreen display and powerful hardware inside, and the latest reports on the matter appear to confirm this.
The smartphone hasn’t been officially unveiled as of yet, but Sony is expected to do so early next year, at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January.
The guys over at Mobile-Review managed to get ahold of a Sony Yuga unit before its official launch, and they have already published a review of the device, confirming many of the previously rumored specs.
For starters, they say that the 5-inch behemoth (it can deliver a 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution) is much thinner than the current handsets in Sony’s Xperia series, and that it also comes with sharp corners, clean lines, and an overall simplicity of design.
The phone’s case was built using expensive materials, something that Sony users are already accustomed with, which further enhances the great feel that this phone can offer.
There’s a 12-megapixel photo snapper on the handset’s back, with LED flash and most probably support for full HD video recording, in addition to offering high-quality photo shooting capabilities.
The phone also features microHDMI and microUSB ports, along with support for microSIM cads, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n, NFC, and LTE connectivity (the handset sports a Qualcomm MDM9615 modem).
Yuga is powered by a Qualcomm APQ8064 chipset, with a quad-core Krait CPU and Adreno 320 GPU inside, which enabled it to score very high in benchmarks.
The smartphone runs under Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean at the moment, but it might receive an upgrade to Android 4.2 before arriving on shelves, or soon after. According to Mobile-Review, Sony might be able to launch it in late February or early March.