Sony’s extensively-leaked C660X ‘Yuga’ smartphone is to return to market because the Sony Xperia Z, in accordance with reports from XperiaBlog. The blog, which some time past correctly called the ‘Hayabusa’ because the Sony Xperia TX , also claims to have a couple of new information about the device’s hardware.
The ‘Xperia Z’ will apparently have water and mud resistance ratings of IP55 and IP57, same as some earlier high-end offerings from the Japanese manufacturer. And the phone’s 1080p screen is claimed to incorporate ‘OptiConrast’ tech, of the type usually present in Sony TVs. Amongst other benefits, OptiContrast reduces on-screen reflections through its use of a different resin coating on top of the display.
We’d also imagine the Sony (Mobile) Bravia Engine, another holdover from Sony’s TV tech, would be included, just because it was on previous Sony phones.
Based at the great amount of knowledge that’s leaked during the last month, the Yuga, or Xperia Z, looks set to incorporate a 5-inch, 1080p display, with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean running the show on a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU. Sony traditionally announces its first wave of recent smartphones at CES , so it’s likely we’ll get our first proper take a look at the device in Las Vegas in only a couple of weeks time.