Sony to Launch Flagship Handset with Glass Back in Q1 2013

The handset will feature a 5-inch full HD screen, quad-core processor

The beginning of the next year is expected to bring to the table a series of new, high-end devices from Sony, running under Google’s Android operating system and loaded with the latest features on the market today.

Two of these handsets appear set to stand out in the crowd, spotted before with the codenames of Odin and Yuga, and said to be in fact the same device targeted at different markets.

We already knew that the phones would arrive on shelves with 5-inch full HD touchscreen displays (although nothing has been confirmed on this as of now), but we paid little attention to the fact that one of them might hit the market with a glass back.

According to a recent post on XperiaBlog, Sony is almost confirmed to plan packing its Yuga smartphone with a Shatter Proof Glass, similarly with what LG did with its Nexus 4 smartphone.

This new feature is suggested to become a deal breaker for some users, since the device will be a bit more fragile, though the rest of the phone’s specs might actually offset this shortcoming.

Sony’s Yuga flagship mobile phone is expected to sport 1.5 GHz quad-core APQ8064 Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor when released, along with 2GB of RAM for increased performance capabilities.

Furthermore, it is said to sport 32GB of internal storage, along with a microSD memory card slot to expand it, and a 2800mAh Battery.

A 13-megapixel photo snapper will be packed on the handset’s back, complemented by a 2-megapixel photo snapper with support for HD video chatting.

The smartphone should become available for purchase next year with Google’s Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system on board, but it is also expected to sport a series of customizations from Sony themselves.

For the time being, however, no official confirmation on the above specs has emerged, so we’ll have to take the info with a grain of salt. Stay tuned for more on this.

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