Sony Xperia Youga Aims at Samsung Galaxy S3 and iPhone 5

Sony Xperia Youga

According to the latest rumors that made it to the tech publications, Sony isn’t giving up in the battle for the supremacy on the high-end smartphone segment.

If the Sony Xperia Youga rumors that are now making the headlines are accurate, then Apple and Samsung should worry (or invest more in development than in lawsuits).

Rumor has it that Xperia C660x, or Youga, will be underpinned by an Exynos 5 Quad chipset developed in-house by Samsung and based on four Cortex A15 cores at 2.0 GHz and octo-core Mali-T658 GPU. What’s even more interesting is that Sony Xperia Youga will not come with 16, 32 or 64 GB of internal storage, but with not less than 128 GB of ROM.

Sources claim that the Exynos 5 Quad chipset will be accompanied by 3 GB of RAM and that Xperia Youga will pack an impressive 16 megapixel camera, plus a mighty 3,000 mAh battery.

As you probably guessed it will run Google’s Android, but the biggest question is whether it’s Jelly Bean or Key Lime Pie. Since the rumors are hinting towards a CES 2013 announcement, the smartphone will probably come pre-loaded with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, then get upgraded to Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie after Google officially launches it.

Since most of the high-end Android-powered smartphones are packing 4.5+ inch displays (see Galaxy S3, HTC Droid DNA, Nexus 4, HTC One X, and many other more) it was reported that the next gen Sony flagship will pack a 5-inch display with full HD resolution.

As we were informing a couple of days ago, Sony is also readying a phablet with a 6-inch display that will compete against the likes of Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (or Note 3, if this mode is launched first) and LG Optimus Vu 2.

So, would you buy the Sony Xperia Youga if it proves to be exactly like the rumors hinted? Please let us know in the comments section.

 

  • eddie

    I want it!

  • Dan Bsten

    I will no doubt consider it. Have cast an eye on Note2 but the need hasn’t been that pressing yet. Still happy with the ultrahandy xperia ray.

  • Lukeeee

    I don’t know if a 6in phablet will be that popular i think its ridiculously huge the 5.5in note 2 is even pushing it. The 5.2in original note is a pretty good size, but thats just my opinion. As for “Apple and Samsung should worry (or invest more in development than in lawsuits).” it isn’t really samsungs fault, they kinda just got dragged into it because appled sued them for 1.05billion $, The galaxy s3 came out in may and was well ahead of the compition, it still has very good specs compared to newly released phones. That shows innovation everyone had to play catch up.

  • Rick

    I would buy it yesterday.