We have recently reported on a number of leaked specifications, images and rumours about the upcoming Sony Xperia Yuga. The upcoming high end Android device is set to be launched in the coming weeks, but it turns out that it may go by a different moniker.
According to Xperia Blog, the ‘Yuga’ title of the phone is simply a codename used by Sony during the phone’s development. When it hits the market, it will likely be called the Sony Xperia Z. This would make sense, given the fact that Sony tends to simply add a letter to the Xperia title to differentiate between models. By using ‘Z’, it would certainly convey that the phone is the most premium offering in the range.
The phone looks set to sport a 5 inch screen with a resolution of 1080p, so it will join the growing number of phones with true HD screens, such as the HTC Butterfly and Droid DNA, and is rumoured to also appear on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4.
The screen of the Xperia Z is also believed to incorporate OptiContrast technology, borrowed from the Japanese manufacturer’s range of high end TVs and is a feature used to reduce glare and light reflection from the screen.
Other features of the device are likely to include the latest version of the Android OS, and a more powerful dual-core processor than that found in the current Xperia T flagship. Interestingly, the Xperia Z is also believed to be dust proof and splash proof.
The Xperia Z will be the first ‘phablet’ offering from Sony, and will rival the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, which until now faces virtually zeros competition in the phablet niche. With the launch of the HTC J Butterfly, Droid DNA and Butterfly though, as well as the Xperia Z, it looks as if it will be facing some serious competition soon enough.
It is expected that the Xperia Z will be announced at MWC which will take place in Barcelona in February. We will keep you posted with updates as we hear them.