Rumor: Sony planning Xperia Cyber-shot and Xperia Walkman smartphones

March 29, 2013
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It looks like Sony isn’t going to be resting on the laurels of its flagship smartphones, the Xperia Z and ZL. Rumors of future Xperia devices have been flooding in over the past few days, including a low-cost 5-inch quad-core smartphone powered by a MediaTek processor, the Sony Xperia A or Dogo, the Xperia UL or Gaga, and the very intriguing Togari, rumored to be a 6.4-inch “phone.”  If true, these phones are slated for a summer release, and now, we have rumors of possible smartphones from Sony that will be out in Q3 2013.

According to a tip received by Phone Arena, Sony is readying three more smartphones which will feature Sony’s impressive Cyber-shot camera and Walkman tech. Here is a rundown of what can be expected from these devices -

  • First is a 5-inch Sony Xperia Cyber-shot phone. It will allegedly have the best smartphone camera around, and will feature a sensor size almost equal to the Nokia PureView 808, along with Carl Zeiss optics. Unlike the PureView 808, the addition of such a camera will not affect the design aesthetics of the device. The other specifications are also high-end.
  • The second is a 5-inch Xperia Walkman phone which will feature an amplifier chip and every feature that the Walkman technology has to offer. The specifications are also expected to be high-end.
  • The third will take on the iPhone directly, with a small form factor and display size, with the camera and other specifications similar to that of the previously mentioned Xperia Cyber-shot.

If all the rumors are to be trusted, we are looking at nine new Sony smartphones in the works! With each boasting a similar 5-inch form factor (except the Togari and the iPhone competitor) it definitely makes  you wonder why Sony would be releasing so many devices with just minor differences between them. Take this information with a grain of salt, but if true, Sony is going the way of 2011 HTC, and we all know how that strategy worked out.

What are your thoughts? Are you excited about the possibility of a Sony Xperia Cyber-shot and Xperia Walkman smartphones? If the rumors are true, do you think it’s a good idea for Sony to release so many devices with minor upgrades between each? Let us know in the comments section below.

Comments

  • CyBrix_21

    That will be great…

    Sony returns!

    I hope Sony will make a Cyber shot + Walkman smartphone that will rival iPhone and other smartphone…

    4 – 4.5 inches 1080p display, 13mp+ camera, 2 GB+ RAM (maybe 3-4 GB) and Qualcomm 800 or Tegra 4… And of course IP67 certified (water and dust resistant…

    That will make Sony to the top again…

    • Iram Ali

      Wishful thinking!

    • prashant krishna shrestha

      And let google brand it as NEXUS……

      • CyBrix_21

        I love to hear that. Xperia Nexus!

  • Imran Al-Imran

    They need to do something to thier phones cameras that is no question

  • Lemz

    That’s i’m waiting for. A Sony Xperia Cyber-shot xenon flash with lens cover. I’ve owned a C905 SE phone, one of the best camera phone in the world in 2008.

  • dodo

    Hope a mechanical shutter like the one in K800i.

  • nivla

    I had i hopes for xperia Z & ZL but they turned out not as impressive as how they advertised how their camera would be, the photos were not too detailed compared to SIII or htc one’s photos, bad viewing angles, poor screen color and weak screen… i doubt sony would make anything to impress me again this year.

    • whatttttever

      the camera issue is software, so expect it to be fixed verry soon :) whereas the screen, the Z screen is waterproof which is why it sucks, the ZL on the other hand … is sexy and screen colors are vivid. My choice is xperia ZL :) i’m still rocking the Xperia X10 with a custom rom from alexandru , it lasted more than 3 years… i can’t wait for ZL. If only Sony will release them already…

  • lollicup04

    Please Sony just release a android walkman pmp and refresh the walkman line. I am still using my 5 year old walkman x series with very limited capabilities. Im still waiting for a walkman that can replace it

  • http://www.facebook.com/Bignose.James James Yi

    這有厲害喔~ 期待!