Sony C670X is a new smartphone with high-end technical specifications that might see the light of day this summer in order to compete against HTC One, LG Optimus G Pro and Samsung Galaxy S4. At CES 2013 Sony launched Xperia Z and Xperia ZL, but reports are showing that the Japan-based company also has other smartphones in the works, including cheaper models like Sony Xperia SP.

Anyway, the next-gen Sony flagship, codenamed C670X, might come with a display that's slightly smaller than the one of the Xperia Z, 4.8 inches compared to 5 inches, but it will reportedly keep the full HD resolution.

According to sources, Sony C670X will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor clocked at 1.7 GHz, similar to the unit that equips new high-end smartphones like HTC One, LG Optimus G Pro, or ASUS PadFone Infinity.

The smartphone will also come with Adreno 320, 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage.

Apparently, Sony will use the same camera that equips Xperia Z, a unit with Exmor RS sensor with 13 megapixels. The front-facing camera will most likely have a 2 megapixel Exmor R sensor with full HD video recording capabilitie.

For the time being there are no details about its battery, but Sony C670X should come with a 2,000+ mAh unit.

If the rumors are accurate, then Sony C670X will come with a newer and more powerful processor than the Xperia Z, keeping the full HD resolution on a slightly smaller display.

According to the reports, Sony C670X will be launched later this year, sometime during the summer, coming pre-loaded with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Until then, Google might announce at Google I/O event held between May 15 - 17, the new Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie.

The first leaked picture of the alleged Sony C670X might be just a generic concept used by the Japanese company for its new models. Still, the new smartphone will most likely borrow a series of design elements from Xperia Z.

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