Japanese phone maker Sony launched its hot selling flagship smartphone in India, the Xperia S, at CES in 2012, following its split with Ericsson. A couple of months back the company finally unveiled its much talked about Sony Xperia SL at IFA in Berlin, which is also now available in India and is designed by Sony to give stiff rivalry to the smartphone behemoths like Apple iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3. To some extent the Rs 30,000 priced smartphone is proving itself to portray high competition in the premium Android market.
However, now the Xperia lineup creator is in news againfor its mammoth 5-inch C6603 Yuga device, which has been recently leaked in the tech arena by a Android Schweiz report boasting a crisp 1080p HD display and a sharp rectangular body. The upcoming device is claimed to be coming with 1.5GHz quad core processor, 2GB RAM, 12MP rear camera and a v5 inch HD display with 1794 x 1080 pixel resolution.
Also, from the images leaked it is easy to chalk out that the device has a unibody design, which futher means, Yuga will have a non-removable battery. Moving on, reportedly the phablet will have a glass clad back panel similar to iPhone 4/4S and Nexus 4 with glass backs. Besides that the device has some pretty thin bezels and looks like a high-quality device.
As of now, there is no confirmation from Sony's end on the pricing and the existence of the Yuga phablet. However, rumors suggests that Sony might launch the new flagship device at the Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona scheduled for February 2013.
Well, these are still not the final specs of the upcoming Sony Yuga phablet and there are increased chances of variation at the time of launch, however, if the rumors turn out to be true, the new Sony phablet will sizzle the market condition s of the phablet category, and the top sales maker that, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will get most affected.
Also unveiled at IFA 2012 event in Berlin on August 29, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 reached the Indian shores in September at a price of Rs 39,990 boasting 5.5 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with 1280 x 720 pixel resolution, 1.6GHz quad core processor, 2GB RAM, micro SD card slot supporting 32GB, 8MP rear camera, 1.9MP front camera, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth with A2DP and a massive 3,100 mAh Li-ion battery.
Flaunting its phablet USP, Note 2 has an improved stylus with a rubbed tip for better touch response. Also, the Air View feature of the device lets the users control it by hovering the S-Pen stylus over the display without touching.
As the Galaxy Note 2 is based on the design of the Galaxy S3, it has some key features that are available in the latter including improved handwriting recognition, Photo Note, AllShare Play & AllShare Cast, Samsung TouchWiz, Samsung Kies Air, Smart Stay, Direct Call and Screen Recorder.