The flagship wars have begun with manufacturers like Samsung, LG, Sony, HTC all coming out with their new range smartphones. But it seems like there’s one more smartphone left, and that too from Sony which has been rather slow in adapting to the changing market conditions. If this new rumor stemming from Android Schweiz is to be believed, these pictures represent the said Sony device, known as Yuga. As visible from the pictures, there isn’t much to learn from them besides the fact that it’s a Sony product. There’s no availability or launch info, nor is there a complete specs sheet of the device. What we do know though, is that the device would feature a creamy 1080p Full HD display panel, a 1.5 GHz quad core CPU and a 12MP camera sensor. The screen is believed to be a 5-incher, so expect this to be tagged under the phablet category. And going by one of the images, it is safe to presume that the phone runs on Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean which is great news too. The phone has onscreen capacitive keys similar to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the LG Nexus 4, so there’s no physical or capacitive keys in the bezel area.
Thankfully, we can see pictures from all angles, confirming the authenticity of the leak. It’s a pretty standard looking Sony device with the same slab like design, which might not go down well with a few out there. There’s also a shiny silver button on the right which is either the lock/unlock button or an unusually large camera shutter key. The 1080p display is something that we’re all looking forward to, especially after HTC made its plan public about the HTC J Butterfly. We live in a time where 720p HD displays are seen as a minimum requirement for a device to attain flagship status, and now with OEMs upping the ante in a major way, we can see what 2013 holds for us.
As for the Yuga, it seems like a pretty genuine product. The only thing that worries me is the official launch and availability of the device. Sony should waste no time in bringing this to the market as there is plenty of competition already. Perhaps Sony wants to wait till the holiday season to announce this little monster, so we’ll keep our fingers crossed until then. In the meantime we’re also looking forward to the Verizon HTC Droid DNA which is also supposed to sport similar hardware specs. What’s your take on the Sony Yuga? Do you see it doing any damage to the existing lot of flagship smartphones?