A couple of days ago the Huawei vice president was confirming that the China-based smartphone maker is working at a 6.1-inch phablet, unofficially dubbed Ascend Mate. Now, we heard that Sony might also launch a similar-sized smartphone.
Sources close the Japan-based company are saying that Sony is working around the clock to develop a 6-inch terminal, with 3 GB of RAM.
Rumor has it that Sony will officially announce the smartphone at CES 2013 or MWC 2013, under the name of Xperia 6. To be honest, when the first Galaxy Note has saw the light of day, I thought that the size of the phablets will stop somewhere around the 5+ inch border, but it seems that the border between smartphones and tablets was not yet set.
The 6-inch display of Sony Xperia 6 will have a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, and it seems that the phablet will be underpinned by a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset with Adreno 320 GPU. If I were Nvidia, I would be very worried seeing so many companies choosing the Snapdragon S4 Pro solution instead of my chipsets.
Anyway, you should also know that the alleged Sony Xperia 6 will also pack a 13 megapixel camera, 32 GB of internal storage, microSD card slot and a 3,500 mAh battery. Unfortunately all the details provided by our source stop here, but we are also waiting for the first benchmarks, leaked pictures and hands on videos.
Do you believe that a 6-inch display is too much for a smartphone? Would you be interested in buying a smartphone so big, knowing that you won’t be able to operate it with one hand? Please let us know in the comments section below.