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Rumor: Sony planning Xperia Cyber-shot and Xperia Walkman smartphones

According to a tip received by Phone Arena, Sony is planning three new smartphones for a Q3 release, including a 5-inch Xperia Cyber-shot and Xperia Walkman.
March 29, 2013
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It looks like Sony isn’t going to be resting on the laurels of its flagship smartphones, the Xperia Z and ZL. Rumors of future Xperia devices have been flooding in over the past few days, including a low-cost 5-inch quad-core smartphone powered by a Mediatek processor, the Sony Xperia A or Dogo, the Xperia UL or Gaga, and the very intriguing Togari, rumored to be a 6.4-inch “phone.”  If true, these phones are slated for a summer release, and now, we have rumors of possible smartphones from Sony that will be out in Q3 2013.

According to a tip received by Phone Arena, Sony is readying three more smartphones which will feature Sony’s impressive Cyber-shot camera and Walkman tech. Here is a rundown of what can be expected from these devices –

  • First is a 5-inch Sony Xperia Cyber-shot phone. It will allegedly have the best smartphone camera around, and will feature a sensor size almost equal to the Nokia PureView 808, along with Carl Zeiss optics. Unlike the PureView 808, the addition of such a camera will not affect the design aesthetics of the device. The other specifications are also high-end.
  • The second is a 5-inch Xperia Walkman phone which will feature an amplifier chip and every feature that the Walkman technology has to offer. The specifications are also expected to be high-end.
  • The third will take on the iPhone directly, with a small form factor and display size, with the camera and other specifications similar to that of the previously mentioned Xperia Cyber-shot.

If all the rumors are to be trusted, we are looking at nine new Sony smartphones in the works! With each boasting a similar 5-inch form factor (except the Togari and the iPhone competitor) it definitely makes  you wonder why Sony would be releasing so many devices with just minor differences between them. Take this information with a grain of salt, but if true, Sony is going the way of 2011 HTC, and we all know how that strategy worked out.

What are your thoughts? Are you excited about the possibility of a Sony Xperia Cyber-shot and Xperia Walkman smartphones? If the rumors are true, do you think it’s a good idea for Sony to release so many devices with minor upgrades between each? Let us know in the comments section below.