Leaked images show off Sony D6503’s Timeshift Video, 4k video recording and more

by: Andrew GrushFebruary 10, 2014

SONY Brand Shot logo CES 2014-2

The Sony Xperia Z1 received a lot of positive attention for not just its beautiful aesthetics and solid specs, but for its focus on the camera and photo-taking experience as well. Thankfully, this focus will seemingly continue for the Sony D6503 (aka Sirius).

Earlier today we reported on new details regarding the D6503’s ability to take 15.5MP pictures at 16:9 and record HD video at 60fps. Now we have a few new screenshots that show off the D6503’s 4K video recording functionality, as well as its TimeShift Video (for slow motion clips) and Creative effect modes.

While we actually learned about these features back when details for the D6503 KitKat firmware first leaked, this is the first time we’ve actually seen actual screenshots of them.

4K Video recording:



TimeShift video:



Creative effect:



So aside from an excellent 20.7 rear camera with support for quite a few new camera features, what else can we expect from the Sirius? While the latest screenshots don’t give us any new information, past rumors point to a device that’s powered by a 2.3GHz Qualcomm MSM8974AB CPU, accompanied by an Adreno 330 GPU and 3GB of RAM. Other specs include a 5.2-inch 1080p display, 2.1MP front cam and Android 4.4 KitKat with the Sony Timescape user interface.

Based on what we know about the Sony Sirius, are you excited for the company’s latest flagship? Happy that Sony is sticking with 1080p, or would you like to have seen a 2K display this time around? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

  • AndroidBoss

    No need for 4k recording…

    • Chris

      Why not? 4K will soon be the new standard for TV’s given a years time. People who buy this phone will be stuck in a 2-year contract. This gives some leeway for the users who end up buying this. Staying ahead of the game is never a bad thing.

      • AndroidBoss

        Yeah but for Sony, they sometimes focus on non necessary things and ignore important things. Sony Z Ultra is an example, where it’s the biggest phablet on the market, but has an 8 MP camera without an LED flash. This phone is like a flagship, why not include a a better camera with flash? The Z1s has a 20 MP camera and it’s supposed to be a compact version of the Z1. Hopefully we don’t see a 4k camera without an LED flash.

        • Lam Ng

          Z1s is not Z1compact they are two different phone…the z1s is basically a remodel of z1 for T-Mobile was it?

          • Scott Ricketts

            That is correct, the Z1s is a slightly redesigned Z1 for T-Mobile. Same guts, just more internal memory and a plastic frame that improves reception.

          • AndroidBoss

            Yes indeed, got both mixed up soz about that.

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    • fredphoesh

      No need for SMS, GPS, data, it’s a phone, right?

  • Kristian Nenov

    I’m really happy to see them sticking to 1080p display. I think this is getting ridiculous with the amount of pixels they try to put on phones. 2K displays is just insane for a phone. My desktop is with a 1080p display and I’m more than happy with it. 2K does nothing but decrease battery life and makes harder time for the phone while gaming. If Galaxy S5 is with a 2K display, I’d prefer this phone for sure.

    • MadCowOnAStick

      Your desktop is 1080p because you don’t put your face into it

    • Andrew White

      I agree with their decision on this one. I have never sat down to do the calculations on screen size versus resolution, but user experience and scientific evidence reflect at least the minimal requirement in terms of pixel density is around 300ppi.
      In other words 1080p is more than adequate for smartphone handsets, but not on a 55″ TV if you are sitting within the recommended distance.
      Maybe we should focus more on screen ‘type’ instead.
      I want 4k recording with sufficient removable storage (128GB)and an ability to play it back on a compatible TV. Also a battery in whatever phone that will get me through the entire day, not half of it.

  • Jack Jennings

    Good work Sony! OIS would be fantastic too, for low light light photos, and to make sure that 4k video doesn’t have pixels wobbling around everywhere…

  • fredphoesh

    Nice, but Samsung’s picture in picture feature is my favourite phone camera feature. That alone makes me very resistant to buying anything else!