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

February 10, 2014
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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.

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