Blurry Sony Yuga pics leak, Sony Odin might sport 1080p WhiteMagic display

October 30, 2012
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Although Sony is unlikely to bring anything new and powerful by the end of the year in the Android décor, rumors about the company’s next flagship phones are gaining traction by the day. The 5-inch Xperia “Odin” C650X and the 6-inch “Yuga” C660X will most likely get a glamorous unveiling at next year’s CES or MWC, but we’re already starting to get a good picture of what’s in store for us.

We’ve already heard a little something about Odin’s display, we saw the 5-incher in all its splendor in an outdoor pic, while the 6-incher has had parts of its spec sheet revealed in two occasions. Now we think we’ve uncovered two new (small) pieces of the puzzles, courtesy of a leak and a speculation.

First, the leak. That shows two tiny parts of what is supposedly Yuga’s body in a couple of awfully blurry pics. It’s very difficult to make out anything of importance from the two photos, but it’s pretty obvious that Sony will look to take the new phones in different design directions than previous handhelds.

According to the source of the images, the Yuga will sport a glass chassis and measure only 8 mm thin, which sounds very exciting. We have no way to verify those claims though, so let’s give it some time.

As for the speculation, that comes following a press release from Japan Display Co., a Sony partner/screen manufacturer. The company has unveiled a new 5-inch 1920 x 1080 Full HD display that we’re ready to bet will be introduced with next year’s Odin.

The new panel uses the WhiteMagic technology we’ve already seen in the Xperia P and that modifies the regular RGB matrix to an RGBW (red, green, blue and white). With the adding of that extra white pixel, the display can either double the brightness or save up to 50% of power consumption compared with usual RGB screens.

There’s obviously no way to know for sure this display will be used on Odin’s manufacturing, but the timing of this announcement seems ideal for that to happen. We should definitely find out more about the Odin/Yuga duo soon, so keep in touch if you’re excited about the upcoming “phablets”. Are you?

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