Rumor: Sony Sirius to support 60fps 1080p video recording and 15.5MP pictures at 16:9

by: Robert TriggsFebruary 10, 2014


In the run up to smartphone launch season 2014 we’ve started seeing the usual stream of detail leaks. This time it’s the turn of Sony’s refresh to the Xperia Z1, the upcoming D6503/Sirius.

We’ve already heard rumors that the Sony D6503 (aka Sirius) will feature a 2.3GHz Qualcomm MSM8974AB CPU, accompanied by an Adreno 330 GPU and 3GB of RAM. We also received information about the device’s 5.2-inch 1080p display, as well as Android 4.4 KitKat and Sony Timescape user interface. Other specs have been reported to include a 20.7MP rear camera and a 2.1MP front facing snapper, now a few more details about the handset’s camera have now also been leaked.

According to a couple of new screenshots from the Sony D6503, the handset will come with the ability to take pictures at 15.5 megapixels in a 16:9 ratio, as well as record video at 1080p 60fps. The images also seem to confirm the maximum supported picture resolutions. For a little context, the Sony Xperia Z1 can take pictures at a maximum resolution of 8MP whilst in 16:9 mode, and its video recording is limited to just 30fps at 1080p. The D6503 will apparently also be able to record VGA (640×480) at 4:3, a feature that’s currently missing on the Xperia Z1.

The screenshots below supposedly come from the D6503’s quality modes in the camera app.

Sony D6503 Sirius camera modes

We’ll hopefully learn a lot more about Sony’s upcoming handset at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in two weeks time.

  • Aravind J Nampoothiry

    1080p at 60fps WOW….I wonder how many GB’s of storage those videos are gonna take


      The note 3 records 1080p @ 60fps. I have a 60 second video recorded and it’s 120MB’s

    • Bishop

      the bitrate is 28 mbps for 1080p at 60fps in cell phones. You can easily record 2 hours worth of video on a 32GB card. But most people won’t record continuous videos like that on cell phones anyways, most people will reocord clips. The option is still available to record in lower quality to save more and more space.

    • Josh Tudor

      That also depends on the kind of video we are recording. The lighting, sound, color, brightness and other similar details.

  • Brendon Brown

    Please wait for Snapdragon 805 … -__-

    • Andrew White

      Agree entirely. Nothing that grabs my attention right now.

      • Brendon Brown

        Although Android 4.4 is allot lot lot smoother than the already smooth Jellybean, so if the M8 S5 and Z2 launch with 800 CPU and KitKat then it should be performing better too which is nice

  • MasterMuffin

    Yes, VGA! ;D I know this comment is getting old, but next Nexus should really be Sony (or Motorola, but that won’t happen)

  • markomil

    i dont generally like sony after the mistake of arc s, but this looks promising

  • guy with guts

    Hope this time the software algorithms are better, in that thing samsung and apple(geez) excel.

  • Jaun Lombard

    It seems Samsung, Sony, HTC and LG will launch phones with Snapdragon 800…2013 tech…

  • Josh Tudor

    Holy god, that will be awesome! But hope the clouds [read: dropbox, copy, etc] open up with more free space. Its funny when I think of it but what if future phones have IMAX cameras in them!? :D That cannot be entirely ruled out.