The Sony Yuga rumor mill has been churning for a while, but once we heard the Russian website Mobile-Review got a hold of a prototype of the “beast” it was obvious sooner or later we were going to find out everything there was to know about the upcoming device.
As it happens, everything went down sooner rather than later, so here we already are taking a look at a very extensive and thorough preview of the Yuga.
Mind you, the phone manhandled by Martin Elm is said to have been in the possession of the guys at Mobile-Review for more than a month, so we have to underline we’re dealing with an early pre-production unit here and a final model might look very different from this.
I’m sure you’re all interested in the “goods” before hearing the hands-on impressions, so here are the cold facts and numbers about Yuga’s spec sheet:
I’m sure some of you are disappointed by at least a couple of those specs, which just seem run of the mill (for 2013), but before giving up on the Yuga altogether let’s hear some of those hands-on impressions.
Keep in mind that we’re not very fluent in Russian, so we’ve used Google Translate to decipher the following, which means everything might not be completely in place:
With at least a couple of months to go until the Yuga’s official launch, the number of questions and uncertainties has certainly dropped, but not to zero. Oddly, while the featuring of an LCD panel seemed like a certainly yesterday, it hasn’t been “confirmed” in the preview, so there’s still an (outside) chance Sony will be using an OLED screen for this.
The price is another major question mark, not to mention Yuga’s placement in Sony’s grand scheme of things. Will this be the “international” version of the Odin? And if so, how will the two differ?
As far as specs go, we still don’t know the battery’s capacity, whether it’ll be a removable unit or not, the front-facing cam’s pixel count and the on-board OS. A major reason of concern is the overheating issue, which we really hope Sony will fix by the time of the release.
So, what do you guys think about the Yuga now that it's no longer a mystery? Is it everything you expected it to be? More? Less?