Earlier today we told you that the Xperia Z – formerly known as the Yuga – could be launched in mid-January after being unveiled at CES 2013, if one rumor is to be believed. But it looks like we also have more news concerning the Xperia Z’s brother, the Xperia X (Odin), a handset that should also be unveiled early next year.

Xperia Blog via Vietnamese site SE-Cafe reports that the Xperia X is basically the dual-SIM version of the Xperia Z, and we wouldn’t be surprised if that were the case. After all, we’ve seen plenty of high-end Android handsets come with dual-SIM capabilities this year, so we should expect to see the same trend follow next year.

Here’s what the Xperia X will have to offer, according to SE-Cafe, which was allowed to play with the device but not photograph it:

  • Odin is thicker and heavier than Yuga (Xperia Z).
  • The back of the handset will have a textured (or even striped pattern) similar to the Sony Xperia E dual.
  • A small cover on the back of the handset will allow you to hot swap the microSD memory card and SIM card.
  • The front-facing camera will be placed at the bottom-right of the handset.

Obviously, nothing is official yet, and we’ll just have to wait for CES 2013 to get underway to find out more details about the Yuga and Odin flagship handsets.

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