Xperia Z press shot arrives online before official announcement, courtesy of Sony

Ian Hardy

January 1, 2013 8:55 am

Sony is expected to announce their new 2013 flagship device on January 7th at CES. Leaked images of the “Xperia Z” – previously known as the Yuga – have appeared online and it’s rumoured to have an availability date of January 15th. It’s always nice to have confirmation from a manufacturer that a leaked device exists before the official unveiling. Sony has uploaded a press image of the Xperia Z onto their site that shows off its design and name.

We’ll bring you the hands-on treatment from CES of the Xperia Z, but the specs have it coming with a 5-inch 1080p display, a quad-core Qualcomm Snadragon S4 processor with Adreno 320 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 13MP camera with overall dimensions of 139 x 71 x 7.9mm.

Source: Sony
Via: Engadget

  • Xpectation

    Its a Sony: so expect it to come with Ice Cream Sandwich ( No word on the Android version in the specs, so 80% sure that it comes with ICS)

    -Pass.

    • 2c

      RIP RIM!!!!!’!!! :D :D

    • EvanK

      It will launch with AT LEAST 4.1, guaranteed. Only a fool would launch a phone in 2013 running a year old OS.

    • Brent

      2C you are such a f**kin tool!! You must be one huge jobless loser living in your parents basement to have time to come on this website and post RIP RIM on every single story mobilesyrup story. Honestly get a life moron.. Lets start a new trend on the boards here.. RIP 2C :) :)

  • Stupid

    I’m getting so bored of all the Android phones.
    Bigger display, higher res, more ram, still crappy cameras, still the same laggy and non-fluid Android experience.

    This is why the iphone 5 sold so well.
    But now we will have the BB10 devices as an option.

    iOS feels so old and clunky. It needs a major overhaul which it’s very unlikely to get.
    There’s alwalys some hardware issues too and at this price it’s hard to swallow.

    Windows is just a joke and has been since 7′s release.
    To many things to list here.
    Nokia deserved better.

    Android needs to have the os totally rewritten so it’s not so heavy and resource hungry (and just more streamlined) . It was a google pet project without much forethought as their pet projects usually go.

    The BB10 devices look to have hardware covered. We’ll find out about battery, camera, speaker, etc. soon. But the screen will be awesome and a nice reasonable size.
    The OS looks quite nicely polished. More fluid than Android but more open than iOS.
    The gestures (even if they are borrowed) will make life much easier. Hoping over to see all communication and act on those items from any app or screen is not a small feature.

    I can’t wait to have another option.

    • Baby susie

      RIP RIM!! :) :)

    • Looks awesome

      This looks like a nice phone. I was going to get a BB10 but I can’t wait indefinitely for a phone that may or not be released and has no apps, so I am going to get an Xperia Z which has tons of apps and a proven os.

    • Charles

      What was your last android experience? Anything with 2+ cores running ICS or JB is fluid as hell….. My 1.5 year old Galaxy Nexus (which is under powered compared to recent phones) runs JB like a champ and is a great experience.

    • KidAndroid

      How is Android clunky with a quad core processor and JB? Have you tried the Galaxy Note 2 or Nexus 4? My Galaxy Note 2 is blazing fast & has all the features anyone could ever want in a phone. Android has come a very long way & will get much much better with the new versions. – KID ANDROID (Team.Android.Canada)

    • Edward Szklar

      Interesting comment, not sure why you’re getting flamed so much. I’m curious about BB10 myself and how that will play out. Also interested in how Ubuntu will shape up in the touch space, both for phones and tablets. Finally there are those other interesting mobile OS’es like Sailfish OS, Tizen and yes even open webOS. So we’ll see in 2013 what will stick. Android and iOS are a given, but again let’s see.

    • monsterduc1000

      Even my aging (or ageless? (= ) single core Nexus S is running very smooth with a custom 4.2 (RasBeanJelly) rom. You need to look at Android again. It’s been buttery for quite some time.

  • Thompson

    Xperia Z? Possible tie in with the upcoming World War Z movie?

  • mehmeh

    Looks decent. It is pretty thin and since it has the same chip as the Nexus 4, it’s gonna have a good Developer support :D

  • 2c

    RIP RIM!!!!! :D :D

  • 15ive

    @BabySusie here is a pacifier, now be quiet.

  • MOBILESYRUP

    MOBILESYRUP YOU GOTTA DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE TROLL COMMENTS YOU HAVE ON ALL YOUR ARTICLES ESPECIALLY ABOUT RIM AND “RIP RIM” OR “IS THIS BB10″ OR, I’M TELLING YOU, YOU ARE GONNA LOSE A LOT OF READERS.

  • edrtw

    This phone is tits!!! Any word on Canadian carrier availability?

  • truther

    So, is this finally the BB10 I’ve been hearing about?

  • truther

    So, is this finally the BB10 I’ve been hearing about?

  • mel

    oh that looks pretty. Not bad specs.

  • GlassBackbadIdea

    Hooray to Sony! Another phone that will please mutants with 10 inch long thumbs. But for us regular people, another giant phone that is uncomofrtable to use

    Sony, why don’t you make a 24″ phone? it can also double as a computer monitor

  • Rich

    Sony has so much potential in this field, but are severely underperforming.

  • RyanOver

    HTC and Samsung will announced their’s a month Later(Samsung may do is own launch event like last year) at Mobile World Congress. I’ll wait to see what they have to offer before buying this phone.

  • RyanOver

    this phone is what the Xperia T (the Bond Phone) should’ve been. we can’t consider this as a 2013 cause the only thing that might be 2013 in this phone is the Camera (the XMOR RS lens Sony promised us)

  • Slype

    If we don’t have the RIP RIM comments, then you know you are not at the MobileSyrup website. I don’t even see them anymore really. I feel that it’s part of the culture now.

  • skullan

    Sigh, looks just like any other Android device now.

    • monsterduc1000

      Certainly looks better than the unimaginative iphone 4/4s/5 that has had the same boring design for 3 generations of phone.

    • skullan

      Agreed.

  • Slype

    I’m hoping the 13MP camera improvement is matched by an improvement to the camera sensor itself (aperture, IQ and and less jello effect)

    Wishing a refined version of the Pureview camera can be found within a Google phone someday but I know that specific dream has zero chance of happening. While the SIII has a great camera, I want someone to leap out ahead of everyone else since they are all so close now (except for the Pureview 808 phone which has a deadend OS on it)

  • Gman

    better be available for Wind mobile……… come one if the T works…. Anyway, we will be getting the Odin, which is smaller about the S3 size still 5″ 1080p screen with almost no bezel but a bit thicker.

  • jon_d0e

    these specs are last year specs… phones are already coming out with dual gpu and 8 core cpu..

    fail.

  • Dilkatron

    Okay I’m getting this phone. Been waiting for Sony to step it up. As far as last year spec, it’s January don’t blame them for having a different release schedule. After hearing that sony puts more input into android than any other company I figure I’ll give it a go.

  • Derp

    How’s sonys track record with updates?

    I haven’t owned a sony phone.

    • monsterduc1000

      Terrible so far. Hopefully buying out Ericsson will give them better focus as their hardware has been getting better, so hopefully this releases with at least 4.1, if not even 4.2 (one can hope) and stays updated for at least a few years.

      On a side note, I would love to see Google give Sony a shot at a Nexus phone =D

  • monsterduc1000

    GSMArena says it will come with JB 4.1.

    gsmarena.com/official_image_of_the_upcoming_sony_xperia_z_yuga_leaks-news-5269.php

    • monsterduc1000

      Sorry, just copy and paste into your address bar =D

      Happy New Year!

  • Anthony

    windows phone FTW

  • dave thans

    I refuse to buy a phone regardless of maker that has no touch keys (home, menu, back). Does the have them or strictly software based keys?

    • Hugues

      I don’t know for sure, as I’ve never owned an Android device, but I think the OS has buttons now and there’s no need for hardware ones anymore.