Rumor: Sony Odin to come out as Xperia X in Europe and parts of Asia and North America

December 27, 2012
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    We don’t know if Sony is deliberately letting details slip about the company’s future flagship devices or if it’s trying to keep things as contained as possible, but one thing is clear – the “Yuga” and “Odin” are two of the worst kept secrets in recent Android history.

    The Yuga basically holds no secret after the Russian preview from a while ago and the revealing of its real market name – the Xperia Z – while the Odin can be today officially declared an open book as well.

    The pieces of the Odin puzzle have been falling into place for quite some time, starting with the spec sheet, continuing with its appearance and wrapping up with the dimensions, and now we “know” its real name too – the Xperia X.

    This is of course not an official piece of news and it doesn’t even come from the most reliable source of rumors, but we have to admit, it sounds very plausible. The phone will be known as the L35 too, with regional variations like L35i, L35h and L35a.

    That’s all nice and credible, but what we still don’t get is how will the Xperia X and Z divide the world between them. We initially thought one of the two will be either an Asia-specific or a US-exclusive device, but the source of this latest rumor says the X will be on display at CES 2013 and then will see daylight in Europe and parts of Asia and North America.

    Sony-Xperia-X

    Of course, it’s possible for both the X and Z to be “global” devices, but that would be even more confusing, as the two spec sheets are almost identical. Oh, well, it’s not like Sony’s 2012 devices are all about unique identities and originality.

    Although today’s leak brings nothing new to the table in terms of specs, let’s recap the features rumored before and “confirmed” now:

    • 5-inch LCD screen with 1,920 x 1,080 pixels resolution
    • 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU
    • 2 GB of RAM
    • 32 GB of internal memory
    • 13 MP rear-facing camera with autofocus and LED flash
    • MicroSD support
    • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
    • 4G LTE

    So, who’s excited about the Xperia X? Does the name have a certain ring to it or did Odin sound better?

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    Comments

    • http://profiles.google.com/nicandro.m Nicandro Filho

      No South America? :,(

    • gooogle565464

      Can’t wait for google X phone, i think it will make the differnce.

    • SonyFan

      Well if Xperia Z will be in Europe too it would be better
      water/dust resistant is very important for me and Xperia Blog says that the price tag will be like Xperia T/TX

      http://www.xperiablog.net/2012/12/27/sony-xperia-z-yuga-to-be-announced-in-china-on-15-january-priced-similar-to-xperia-t/

    • http://twitter.com/YourManAdrian Adrian Casillas

      AT&T better carry this phone!

    • clipper

      hmm I still prefer wait for actual device hands on

      it’s nice to have rumor/info in advance but
      sometimes what written in spec didn’t match actual device experience.

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