by Adrian Diaconescu, 8 months ago
Well, that certainly didn’t take long. It was only a couple of days ago that we heard for the first time about the Xperia C650X “Odin”, the supposed next Sony handheld phone, and now we…
Although it is still hard to believe that Sony will unveil the rumored Odin and Yuga super-phones earlier than next year’s CES, the duo continues to be in the spotlight with an endless string of leaks.
For some reason, the smaller Odin seemed to garner more attention these past few weeks, so the 6-inch Yuga is now back with a vengeance, having an almost full spec sheet confirmed following a bunch of benchmark results.
And what a spec sheet it is, with a full HD 1794 x 1080 pix res display, a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 quad-core CPU, 2 GB of RAM, an Adreno 320 GPU, 32 GB of on-board storage, and a microSD slot. As expected, there are a number of controversies involving Yuga’s features too, starting with the on-board OS.
One of the first benchmarks leaked showed the beast running Android 4.2, while this latest one lists the Yuga with Android 4.1. It’s difficult to say which of the two variants is more likely, although it’s obvious what we’d prefer.
Then again, if the Yuga is to be released three or four months from now, it is very possible that not even Sony knows for sure what version of Android the handheld will be equipped with, so let’s just wait it out. The camera and battery are a couple of other uncertain details.
The rear-facing shooter was initially leaked with a 13 MP sensor, but is now thought to come with 16 MP, while the battery’s capacity could range anywhere from 2,500 mAh to 2,800. As for the actual Nenamark 2 test result leaked (59.90), we can only say that it is pretty impressive, but not surprising. After all, we already knew that S4 Pro + 2 gigs of RAM + Adreno 320 = a whole lot of speed.
Can we already call the Sony Yuga one of next year's most exciting new phones? Or should we take the more prudent approach and just wait and see?