Sony’s smartphone line-up for 2012 didn’t have any veritable high-end devices. That’s because the Japan-based company chose to bet on dual-core chispets while the competition was fitting quad-core processors. No Sony smartphone joined the quad-core era to fight against devices like Samsung Galaxy S III, LG Optimus 4X HD, HTC One X, HTC One X+, Samsung Galaxy Note II
Still, Sony might debut on the high-end quad-core smartphone market in 2013. The rumors that are making the tech blogs headlines are pointing that Sony Xperia Yuga will be the company’s next flagship smartphone, boasting an impressive full HD 5-inch display.
The guys at the Russian-based tech blog mobile-review.com got their hands on the Sony Yuga prototype. Rumor has it that it will debut in January – February 2013 time frame, at either CES or MWC, in Las Vegas or Barcelona, respectively. Considering the Sony Yuga leaked technical specifications, the smartphone will be able to withstand the powerful HTC Droid DNA on the US market.
Sources are reporting that Sony Yuga will be underpinned by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro SoC based on four Krait cores at 1.5 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, 12 megapixel camera and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box.
Eldar Murtazin from mobile-review.com said that he is working on the Sony Yuga preview for tomorrow, so stay tuned in order to find out the latest details regarding the most powerful Sony smartphone yet.