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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"modest" 5 inch phone... MODEST? this thing is a huge brick, saddest truth is that they *need* to make them huge to accommodate for the monstrous battery needs of Android and the silly hardware behind it.
Just face it, just 1-2 years ago 1500 mAh was enough juice for 1 day of operation on a Gingerbread phone, today the behemoths like the S3 and the Note sport 2100 mAh and 2500 mAh batteries, yet they still last 1 day if you are lucky enough.

Why must manufacturers insist the highest end phone must be 4.7"+. I think we have hit a limit on how big phones can be, and 4.3" - 4.7" is ideal. Anything bigger is just well unnecessary. Give me a 4.7" 1080p display, and let's call it a day for a few years to come.

tsupersonic said,
Why must manufacturers insist the highest end phone must be 4.7"+. I think we have hit a limit on how big phones can be, and 4.3" - 4.7" is ideal. Anything bigger is just well unnecessary. Give me a 4.7" 1080p display, and let's call it a day for a few years to come.

The race was to get 1080p on a phone. 5" might be too big for most people for a phone but the Galaxy Note has sold quite well and 5" is the smallest 1080p display currently possible. Hopefully now that they've hit 1080p though they will concentrate more on just shrinking it and not upping the resolution.

5-inch lol.. not remotely interested in the specs or anything the phone has to offer because of the sheer size.. couldn't look at carrying that around in my pocket all day.

remember guys, size doesn't matter.

Uplift said,
5-inch lol.. not remotely interested in the specs or anything the phone has to offer because of the sheer size.. couldn't look at carrying that around in my pocket all day.

remember guys, size doesn't matter.

Of course size doesn't matter, because we can always buy a sports car. Then the phone size is also irrelevant.

*Side Note* Anyone else following the C7 Corvette to be announced?

Maybe I'm just being paranoid after the last Sony "rumour" leak, but that last screen in particular looks funny to me. I can't put my finger on it, though.

Kushan said,
Maybe I'm just being paranoid after the last Sony "rumour" leak, but that last screen in particular looks funny to me. I can't put my finger on it, though.

Not until they release it, at least.

Kushan said,
Maybe I'm just being paranoid after the last Sony "rumour" leak, but that last screen in particular looks funny to me. I can't put my finger on it, though.

Could it be the reflection of a SGS3?

Kushan said,
Maybe I'm just being paranoid after the last Sony "rumour" leak, but that last screen in particular looks funny to me. I can't put my finger on it, though.

This one is legit, my contacts inside Sony have confirmed it and XperiaBlog is never wrong on these things either.

Ambroos said,

This one is legit, my contacts inside Sony have confirmed it and XperiaBlog is never wrong on these things either.

Yes they are. They reported on the "xperia nexus" fake.

I honestly just don't see the appeal of these monstrously large smartphones. I think it's a shame most manufacturers concentrate their high-end phones around 4,5-inch and more.

thealexweb said,

Couldn't resist getting an Android jab in there could you?

It is hard for people to resist, when it was just a few years ago people were complaining that Windows Vista needed 1gb of RAM and a DX9 video card for good performance.

And here we are 5 years later, and Android phones needs MORE CPU power and MORE RAM than Vista, and still doesn't offer the same level of performance or a fully GPU accelerated display.

Windows 8 Pro needs less hardware than the current builds of Android, and it is the same binaries and code that runs massive servers.

thenetavenger said,

It is hard for people to resist, when it was just a few years ago people were complaining that Windows Vista needed 1gb of RAM and a DX9 video card for good performance.

And here we are 5 years later, and Android phones needs MORE CPU power and MORE RAM than Vista, and still doesn't offer the same level of performance or a fully GPU accelerated display.

Windows 8 Pro needs less hardware than the current builds of Android, and it is the same binaries and code that runs massive servers.

X86 and Arm cannot be compared like that 0.o Android JB needs a 1Ghz single-core and 768MB of ram to run smoothly, if Android needs more blame OEMs, networks and others for screwing up. Also notice that the 920 has had to have a spec bump from 900 when the move to a WinNT happened because it was more demanding.