Beast unleashed: Sony's 5-inch quad-core phone gets snapped

Well, it looks like 1080p is the new black, or something. A little earlier, we reported on a mighty new 5.9-inch Windows Phone 8 flagship from ZTE, which one of the company's executives said will sport a 1080p Full HD display. Sony's new flagship - albeit in the Android camp - promises to offer equally mighty resolution, although the screen size will be a bit more manageable, at a relatively modest 5 inches.

Sony's C6603, codename "Yuga", got caught on camera this week by Switzerland's android-schweiz.ch; another site, Xperia Blog, says that its sources have verified that the images are accurate.

According to those in the know, the Yuga will feature a 1.5GHz quad-core processor (possibly a Snapdragon S4 Pro), along with 2GB of RAM and a meaty 12MP camera, in addition to that 5-inch 1080p display.

The handset features glass on the front and back, along with a very shiny power button. Despite having a unibody enclosure - preventing access to the battery - there is a microSD slot and microHDMI-out.

The handset in the images runs Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, but it's unclear if this will be the final OS version when the device is released. When exactly that will be is also a mystery for now, but we'll keep you posted.

Source: android-schweiz-ch | via PocketNow

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