Sony Xperia Z (Yuga) to be announced at CES 2013
According to ePrice, the new Xperia will be announced by Sony at CES 2013, in the first half of January. Shortly after that, on January 15, the handset should be introduced in China, where it’s going to be sold for around 4,298 CNY ($690 or €520).
As previously mentioned, the Xperia Z Yuga runs Android Jelly Bean. Its 1920 x 1080 pixels display is a 5 inch one, while other features include a 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, LTE, NFC, 2GB of RAM, 12MP rear camera with flash, and MicroSD card support. Reportedly, the device measures 139 x 71 x 7.9 mm and, just like the Xperia V, it is dust and water resistant.
The Xperia Z (pictured below) will obviously try to compete with HTC’s Droid DNA / Butterfly (which is already available), Oppo’s Find 5, ZTE’s Nubia Z5, Samsung’s unannounced Galaxy S4, and other 1080p handsets that are going to be launched throughout 2013.
Another new Android smartphone that should be unveiled by Sony next year is the C5303, codenamed HuaShan. Unlike the Xperia Z Yuga, this should be a mid-end device. We’ll bring more details as we get them.