We’ve heard of Sony’s plans for the future with a few 1080p displays believed to be used in its future flagships. But what about the mid-range segment where Sony clearly has a stronger presence than any other Android OEM? Well, it seems like this new leak will take care of that too. Although there’s no actual image of the device, the EXIF data accessed via Picasa tells us a lot about the purported new mid-ranged Sony droid. Of late, we’ve come to realize that Picasa is the place to be to spot images taken from a yet to be launched mystery device. This one here goes by the model name C530X and is codenamed HuaShan. The source suggests that the device will make its way to China, followed by other global markets.
There isn’t much information available about the device as it’s merely an EXIF data found on Picasa. What we do know is that it will feature a 5MP camera with an f/2.4 lens. The smartphone is shown to be running on the firmware version 12.0.A.0.273 which tells us that it’s an updated version compared to current Sony models. This firmware is also known as eDream 12, and is different from what the Sony Odin leak suggested previously with the eDream 10 firmware. Perhaps this will be one of the many Jelly Bean smartphones coming from Sony in the coming year, we’ll know more as the days progress.
As this is a very early leak, we don’t have access to launch related information. But since we’re heading towards CES which will be followed by the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, we should see or hear more about the device during either of the events. Until then, let’s just limit ourselves to speculation and not take this leak too seriously. We’ll keep you posted when we have more on the Sony HuaShan. It is believed that this particular smartphone will have a range of global variants with different model numbers like C5302, C5303 and C5306. The EXIF data shown above reveals the C5303 model number.