Rumor: Sony Togari to be called Xperia ZU – Snapdragon 800 on board?

by: Bogdan PetrovanJune 7, 2013

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Sony’s long rumored supersized phone may be called the Xperia ZU, and could run on a Snapdragon 800 processor, if an anonymous report is to be believed.

Sony has been rumored to throw its hat in the large smartphone ring, with a 6-inch device to compete against the current undisputed champion of the category, the Galaxy Note.

The latest piece of scuttlebutt suggests that the commercial name for the device currently known as Togari may be Sony Xperia ZU.

According to VR-Zone, which cites anonymous “insiders” in the know with Sony’s plans, the Xperia ZU name is final. The device is said to pack a Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at an impressive 2.3GHz. The camera of the device is said to contain an 8MP sensor, due to difficulties with securing 13MP sensors.

The display of the Xperia ZU/Togari will be a 6.44-inch Full HD with Triluminous technology. Triluminous is actually a relatively old technology that Sony has been using in its TVs for years, which enables LCD displays to show richer colors compared to conventional panels. The X-Reality Engine image processor is also said to be making an appearance on the Xperia ZU.

Finally, the Togari is said to be waterproof and dustproof, which is quite plausible considering that Sony has pushed proofing in its recent high-end devices.

How plausible is this report? Well, the Snapdragon 800 part seems improbable. Sony isn’t known for pushing the envelope in the specs department, and equipping the Togari with a Snapdragon 800 chip clocked at top speeds is certainly pushing the envelope. Also, Snapdragon 800 is generally expected to come later in the year. The Full HD display is also questionable, given there aren’t any Full HD panels of similar size on the market.

Sony is having a press event in Germany on June 25, and some have speculated that the occasion will be the unveiling of the Togari. With three weeks to go, we expect the rumor mill to work in full speed until then. Stay tuned.

  • If it’s true, we’ll see a Snapdragon 800’s HTC device, or Samsung device in the future
    Please a S800 Tablet with 8′ Inch max :(

  • Dima88

    Sony <3

  • K.

    This would be a great phone although I don’t like big screens. But I hope they stick with the Togari name. It’s way better than ZU.

    • MasterMuffin

      It’s just a codename, it’s going to “Xperia”

      • K.

        I know that it will be xperia but I was hoping for “xperia togari” (which is maybe too long) rather than “xperia zu”. Sony has almost used every letter in the alphabet for their phone naming and name they turn to 2 letter name. It can become confusing for the “customers” (Z, ZR, ZL, ZU …. just in the Z family).

  • milksop held

    We need good mobile cooling systems for CPUs like this

  • brendan soliwoda

    the only thing that sounds bad about this is the camera sensor. I hope they use the 13MP sensor. Otherwise, this sounds like an amazing phone and I plan on getting it.