We’ve already heard plenty about the Sony Xperia Yuga since it has been making the rounds in the rumor mill every now and then. In fact, just a couple of days ago, Eldar Murtazin managed to get a review of the device. So we know quite a lot about the device already. What we didn’t know however, is the actual name of the device. Well, till now we presumed Xperia Yuga was in fact the actual name of the device. But we’re now learning that Yuga is merely a codename of the device and it will actually be known as the Sony Xperia Z, hence continuing the trend of naming its flagships with confusing alphabets (Xperia S, Xperia T, Xperia P etc). Not sure if the company has any actual purpose behind the naming, but I don’t think people would mind the name much when it has a specs sheet to potentially make every device out there bow down with respect.
The Xperia Yuga (henceforth known as the Xperia Z) will feature the 1080p 5-inch display panel which we’ve heard so much about, with a resolution of 440ppi. Those are the exact same dimensions as the HTC J Butterfly and the HTC Droid DNA. But the screen on the Xperia Z apparently will make use of something known as the Sony OptiContrast technology. This, I feel will make the device stand out from HTC’s offerings. The Xperia Z also comes with a 12MP camera sensor on the back with no info available on the front facing camera yet. A 1.7 GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro quad core chipset is on board along with 2GB of RAM. Unlike other Sony devices, this one here will apparently come with Android 4.1.2 out of the box. Everything is hinting at a CES release for this bad boy, as was the case with Sony’s 2012 flagships (Xperia S and the Xperia ion).
The market could really use this Sony flagship as the HTC Butterfly has only seen a limited release so far. We dearly hope this device is launched at the CES and that Sony brings this device to market as soon as possible as it can’t afford to wait around and have the upcoming Samsung flagship take all the marketshare away. The prospects look exciting for this new Sony droid, and let’s hope it stays that way. There’s also a device named Sony Odin which initially made it into the rumor mill. The device sports comparable specs to the Yuga/Xperia Z. Not sure if we’ll get to hear more on that when the time arrives, but it shouldn’t be wrong to presume that one could be an American variant of the other.