The smartphone will be launched in Japan at NTT DOCOMO
Next year, Sony Mobile is expected to bring to the market Xperia smartphones packing large 5-inch touchscreen displays and one of them should be the handset previously leaked online under the codename of Yuga.The device was said a few times before to be en-route to shelves in Japan, and it seems that wireless carrier NTT DOCOMO will be adding it to its offering.
The handset in question has just made an appearance over at the FCC, where it received the necessary approvals for use in the United States.
However, the phone will be launched only in Japan, where it will sport model number SO-02E, while packing support for LTE / W-CDMA / GSM connectivity.
The handset is also said to include Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 a / b / g / n and Bluetooth connectivity inside, as well as NFC capabilities, the FCC documents unveil.
Previous reports on the device suggested that it would arrive on shelves with a quad-core processor packed inside, clocked in at 1.5GHz, and with 2GB of RAM.
While some say that the CPU will be a Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon chip, others suggest that Sony might adopt Samsung’s Exynos processors for the device.
The aforementioned 5-inch touchscreen display is said to boast a full HD resolution, and there should also be a 13MP camera on the back of the device.
Xperia Yuga is also expected to feature 32GB of internal memory, along with a microSD memory card slot to expand it. It will be powered by a 2330mAh battery, it seems.
Running under Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, the mobile phone is expected to make an official appearance in early 2013, while being set to hit shelves before the end of Q1, 2013.
Recent rumors suggested that Sony would be set to officially unveil the international flavor of Yuga at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The phone was spotted before with the codename of Odin attached to it.