Almost everyday, Japanese tech firm Sony makes its way into the tech headlines. The company has so far launched four smartphones including Xperia Z, ZL, SP and L this year and is still making rounds for the launch of more and more handsets.
It was only recently that the company was talked about for its Honami and Togari smartphones and so soon there are speculations that Sony will be launching a budget Android smartphones following Xperia E with the Xperia C190x.
According to a Blog of Mobile report, Sony is working on Xperia C190x and the handset will pack a 5 inch display presumably with full HD resolution. Also, the report reveals that the handset will be launched in U.S. as C1904 and in the international markets as C1905.
Further, it is also suggested that Xperia C190x will be launched sometime in 3Q13 and will house a quad core MediaTek processor, 1GB RAM and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS.
A quad core 5 inch handset from Sony at a budget price might seem to be skeptic for many, but an earlier report from Digitimes claims that big tech brands including Sony, Lenovo, Huawei and ZTE seem to focus on incorporating the MediaTek quad core MT6589 chipset on their forthcoming devices.
The report suggested that MediaTek has entered into partnership with 20 manufacturers who are planning to roll out devices with its SoC. In order to gain more popularity, the chip maker is planning to cut down the price of the chip.
As the report claims that market leaders including Sony, Huawei, ZTE and Lenovo are on board to manufacturer smartphones with such processors, the global market is assumed to become more competitive and to pave way for a wider opportunity to the Taiwanese chip manufacturer.