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With Chinese companies like ZTE and Huawei pushing the phablet limits further and further and Korean giants like Samsung and LG battling it out for the Western smartphone supremacy, Japan seemed to turn from the once upon a time Asian leader to the continent’s black sheep.

Xperia Yuga

Rumors about Sony’s 2013 Xperia line-up have been abundant lately, but as of right now we have only bits and pieces to cling on to and basically nothing official. It obviously doesn’t help that many of the “leaks” have contradicted one another, so seeing one of next year’s Sony smartphones getting FCC certification is a welcomed breath of fresh air.

NTT-DoCoMo-Xperia-AX

We reported last month that Japan will soon be getting the Sony Xperia AX, a variant of the Xperia V that boasts some Japan-specific features. If you’ve been keeping track of its release, you’ll be pleased to know that the Xperia AX is now on sale in the country via NTT DoCoMo.