It’s surprising to see how quickly people have warmed up to phablets. When the original Samsung Galaxy Note was announced, people criticized it for being too big and yet, it ended up becoming one of Samsung’s biggest successes. Now, manufacturers are scrambling to come up with the next Note-killer. Today, we’ve got word that one of those manufacturers is Sony and that they’re working on a one-two combination to take down the current champ, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. We’ve heard about the Sony Odin, let’s now find out more about its sibling.
Previously we reported that Sony is looking to enter the phablet arena with the Sony Odin (model C650, with three variants — C6502, C6503, C6506). The specs for the Sony Odin were enough to make the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and other phones in its class tremble. But it turns out, Sony has another powerhouse lined-up for 2013 — the Sony Yuga.
The Sony Yuga, according to reports, will sport model number C660. The Xperia Blog reveals that the benchmark results have been leaked on NenaMark2, giving us a better idea of the kind of specs the phone will have:
“They will be armed with a 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset (APQ8064 & Adreno 320 graphics) and MDM9615 baseband chip with LTE support. These phones are currently being tested with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean and 10.1.A.0.XXX firmware.
“Now we can confirm that the Sony C660X ‘Yuga’ will have a 1080p (1920 x 1080) display following an appearance in the NenaMark2 benchmark. The benchmark actually points to a resolution of 1794 x 1080, but 126 pixels are likely being used for the on-screen buttons introduced in Android Ice Cream Sandwich. The entry has already been removed from the NenaMark website, but still appears inGoogle Cache results.”
While details for the device’s screen size are non-existent at the moment, I think it’s safe to say that we’re possibly looking at another phablet here thanks to that screen resolution. Looks like Sony really wants to muscle in on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2’s territory.
Are you excited that we’ll have more phablets in 2013? Which Sony model do you think will prove to be a bigger challenge for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2? Sound off in the comments below!