Sony C660X Yuga may be christened as Xperia Z at launch

Sony’s upcoming flagship have been spoke of by its codename C660X Yuga during the last few weeks , but now, earlier than its official launch that’s expected to happen on the Consumer Electronics Show 2013, this handset shall be launched as Xperia Z, a report by Xperia Blog states.

Apart from this data in regards to the naming of the model, the Xperia Z will even have an Ingress Protection (IP) rating of IP55 and IP57, making it both dust and waterproof. This option is according to previous rumours about a number of the salient features of the Sony Xperia Z. The overall dimensions of the imminent smartphone are believed to be 139 x 71 x 7.9 mm.

The Sony Yuga C660X will end up called Xperia Z


Sources have also informed Xperia Blog that the 5-inch 1080p display that sports a pixel density of 443ppi may also feature OptiContrast technology, a trait that’s usually present in Sony televisions.

The report notes, “The main advantage of an OptiContrast panel is low reflection owing to a unique resin layer that absorbs any diffused light delivered from the backlight. You’re left with a display delivering vivid colours, high contrast levels and a true sense of depth.”

It was earlier reported that the Sony Yuga C660X were given the hands-on treatment by a Russian website and additional info in regards to the device were revealed. The most important thing appears to be the minimalism with regards to design. The telephone has no touch or hardware keys on the front and uses on-screen buttons for navigation. Even the back side of the device is expounded to be plain, with just a 12-megapixel camera offering decoration.

The main selling point of the telephone may be the screen-the device sports a 5-inch screen with a 1080p resolution. This offers the telephone a pixel density of 440 ppi. The display isn’ while the screen shows good colour reproduction for multimedia apps using the Sony Bravia engine, other apps don’t fare besides. Viewing angles are lower and the backlight is visible within the black areas of images.

The phone also comes with other basic features together with Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi at the a/b/g/n networks, LTE and a MicroSD slot. It would be worth noting that the C660X Yuga supports SDXC format cards though, effectively pushing the utmost memory card size as much as 128GB.

Earlier this month, it was revealed that the C660X Yuga will sport a pitcher back. If this handset does indeed include a glass rear panel , then it’ll follow within the footsteps of the iPhone 4/4S and the Google flagship smartphone, the Nexus 4.

The good thing about having a pitcher back is that it makes the design of the smartphone marvelous. However, there are lots of disadvantages that may outweigh that sole feature. Having a pitcher panel on the back makes the handset vulnerable to cracks and damages. One might want to be extremely careful while handling this device.