Three high-end smartphones, two mid-rangers and two entry-level devices
Sony’s 2012 Xperia lineup included some appealing devices, but it seems that even better ones are being prepared for launch in 2013.We have already had the chance to learn some details on Xperia devices that Sony is presumably preparing for the next year, but it appears that the entire series of new smartphones that the company has in store for us for has leaked online.
By the looks of it, enthusiasts will be able to enjoy the features and capabilities of three new quad-core smartphones coming from Sony in 2013, complemented by at least two mid-rangers and one or two entry-level devices.
At the high end, Sony is rumored to prepare handsets previously spotted online with the codenames of Dogo, Odin and Yuga attached to them.
Dogo is said to land on shelves as Sony C550x, featuring a 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon CPU, and a 720 x 128 pixel resolution, as well as Android Jelly Bean on board.
Odin, on the other hand, will sport the same processor inside, but it should pack a 5.0-inch FHD screen (1080 x 1920 pixel), 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory, a 2800mAh battery, 2MP camera, and model numbers C6506, C6503 and C6502, depending on the markets where it will be launched.
Featuring the same specs as Odin, including the Android Jelly Bean platform, Yuga is said to be a waterproof and dustproof handset that will be released on shelves at NTT DOCOMO in Japan with the model number C6603 attached to it.
Sony’s upcoming mid-range Xperia devices would include the C3602, with a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon CPU inside, a 720 x 1280 pixel resolution and 1GB of RAM.
The second device in this area is said to be the Sony C2105 (C2104), boasting a 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8227 Snapdragon processor, FWVGA (480 x 854) resolution, and 1GB of RAM. Both of them run under Jelly Bean.
Sony’s upcoming low-entry devices include the C1505, expected to arrive on shelves as Xperia E, which boasts a 1GHz single-core Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon CPU, a (320 x 480) HVGA resolution, 512MB of RAM and Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich.
It will be accompanied by Sony C1605 (C1604), also known as Xperia E Dual, with the same specs as the Xperia E, but with support for two SIM cards packed inside.
According to Blog of Mobile, which has discovered the info on these devices, Sony is set to make its 2013 Xperia lineup official at the CES event in January, or at the MWC show in Barcelona the following month.