Sony C660X ‘Yuga’ Rumored to be sold as Xperia Z; IP57 Certification In Tow

Sony C660X 'Yuga' aka Xperia Z

A couple of days ago, Eldar Murtazin from did a full review on the upcoming Sony’s 2013 flagship C660X Xperia Yuga, which has got an amazingly sharp 5-inch 1080p display with 441ppi pixel density. Xperia Blog believes that the Sony Yuga is expected to be launched as the “Xperia Z”. It looks like Sony is trying to use all of its recent naming convention.

According to the reports, the device will also sport IP57 (or IPP5) certification for dust, water resistance. We’ve already seen this feature in HTC J Butterfly, and Xperia V handsets. The Xperia Z aka Yuga’s 1080p display will have low-reflectivity using ‘OptiConrast’ technology, which helps in reducing the on-screen reflections, using a special resin coating on top of the display. Sony TVs, and Xperia T, Xperia TX, Xperia V and Xperia Tablet S devices have also got the similar OptiContrast technology.

Based on the early review of the Xperia Yuga handset, it has been confirmed that it sports a glass-like plastic on back side, and power key has been moved to the right side of the device. Among the other specs, it includes Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with Sony’s own customizations, 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 quad-core processor along with the Adreno 320 graphics processor , 2GB RAM, microUSB 2.0, microHDMI port, microSD card slot, 4G LTE radio inside, Bluetooth 4.0 and dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n connectivity and it sports a compact slim body measuring 139 x 71 x 7.9mm. Of course, it will also use Sony Bravia Engine technology for its display, as it has been on most of the previous Sony Xperia phones. There’s a 12MP snapper on rear side with HDR mode for both stills and video.

The source doesn’t say how much the Xperia Z aka Yuga costs, and neither when it will be available for purchase. But it should be launched either at CES event or MWC event in early 2013.

Source: Xperia Blog

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