In competitive smartphone market, to fight neck to neck with Apple, HTC etc, Sony Corporation is soon to announce it’s much awaited smartphone pair, named Yuga and Odin. Although the formal announcement is yet to be made, many tech gurus have already hinted at the ongoing CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas that this Sony Yuga and Odin will be successful successors of the earlier Xperia series of smartphones.
With Xperia, Sony managed to build a fan base in the smartphone consumers. The Yuga and Odin promise to carry forward the trend. Talking of Yuga, it has been code-named the C66ox and initial pictures of the handset has been uploaded on Sony’s Japan site. The Yuga, reportedly, will have 5 inch 1920 x 1080 p display screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 quad core processor, 2GB ram, Adreno 320 Graphics, Micro SD card slot and a 13 megapixel rear camera that will be equipped with an Exmor RS CMOS sensor.
It is also rumoured that the Yuga will be a unibody design with dimensions as 139mm x 71mm x 7.9mm. The phone will also be dust and water-resistant and will conform to IP55 and IP57 ratings.The OptiContrast technology that uses a resin coat to minimise screen reflections will also be used on the Yuga’s screen. The technology is a Sony innovation.
As far as Odin is concerned, it will also have a 5 inch HD screen and a resolution as same as that of the Yuga. The processor and RAM specifications, too, are the same. The Odin has been codenamed the C65ox.
The Yuga and the Odin are expected to be marketed under the Xperia series and hence will be called the Xperia Z and Xperia ZL respectively. A press conference will be held by the Sony in the current CES on the 7th of January where the phones might be unveiled. The sources at Sony have stated that, ” Sony will announce its newest innovations that through the convergence of hardware, content and network services deliver distinctive and unparalleled entertainment experiences.”
In any case, after launching, Sony Yuga and Odin will bring Sony into direct competition chiefly with a brand as HTC which already has it’s HTC Butterfly and HTC M7 in the market, which have, not identical, but similar and attractive features to please customer. Although, it is too early to speculate about the price of the handsets yet experts predict the cost to be near as much the cost of 4.6 inch Xperia TX smartphone.