Yuga smartphone could be Xperia Z using Sony TV technology

We’ve been bringing readers news about an upcoming Sony smartphone called the Yuga since October and only recently heard that it can be called the Sony Xperia Yuga inclusive of some more leaked specs. Today we have got rumored news that the Yuga name could be dropped before release and that it’s going to then be called the Sony Xperia Z and we even have some further news at the specs and lines of this phone.

Recently we gave you some leaked specs and pictures of the C660X (or C6603) Yuga and felt it is usually tough competition for the HTC Butterfly and Oppo Find 5, both upcoming handsets also with 5-inch full 1080p HD displays. It’s likely that Sony will exhibit the Yuga at either CES in January next year or at MWC in February and the source that states the Yuga may be released because the Xperia Z is identical source that in the past correctly said the ‘ Hayabusa ‘ may be the Xperia TX. This does seem like a reputable leak then but for now it is a case of be patient.

A report on Xperia Blog also details the Yuga /Xperia Z as having IP55 and IP57 water and mud resistance ratings and another intriguing factor is that the Xperia Z will apparently use OptiContrast technology, usually to be present in Sony TVs, for the phone’s 1080p display. Some great benefits of OptiContrast turn up from a resin coating at the display that cuts down on on-screen reflections. The report also states that the scale of the Xperia Z can be 139mm x 71mm x 7.9mm.

Other specs include a 5-inch LED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, a 12 or 13-megapixel rear camera with Exmor RS CMOS sensor, 2GB of RAM, microSD expansion and unibody frame. Additionally it is more likely to have a flat glass back with a shutter key to 1 side. Frankly we will not wait to determine more and hope that it is indeed unveiled by Sony on the Consumer Electronics Show in January in Las Vegas after which released soon afterwards.

We’d prefer to hear your views at the Sony Yuga /Xperia Z. Has this smartphone already caught your eye and are you eagerly waiting to listen to more about it? Maybe you’re drawn more to the HTC Butterfly or Oppo Find 5? Why not send us your comments so we all know what your opinion is of the Yuga.