Sony D6503 aka Sirius rumor roundup

We’ve missed some news, including some of the Sony D6503 leaks, fortunately XperiaBlog  has some notes about the device, and we’re round-upping it here. Let’s check it out.

  • A few days ago we’ve posted some Xperia Z1 refresh pictures. Now it looks like there’s some more. The device is faced side-by-side with Xperia Z1. As you can see from the pictures, the Z1 successor has a (slightly) slimmer body, but sightly wider display. And we’ve found some ‘selfie’ Sirius pics too. It reveals that the Z1 successor has a small dual-front facing speakers (not as big as found in HTC One). And one of the speakers have some small LED indicators, too.

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  • A couple of screenshots reveals some 4.4 KitKat screenshots. The Z1’s successor (possibly called Z2) is tipped to launch with 4.4 out of the box. We can saw some features that the Z2 has, too, including 4K video recording, ‘Glove mode’, and more. However, we’re not sure those forty-four pictures fits this post. Check those pics by clicking this link.
  • If you’re interested, the wallpapers for Sony Sirius (also seen on Xperia T2 Ultra) can be downloaded at this link. The RAR archive contains three wallpapers. The pictures are labeled as ‘connect_ps4′, ‘create_ps4’ and ‘discover_ps4’, which means that they are ported from Sony PS4 gaming console.

No official statement from Sony so far, we’ll keep you updated with some news.

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Sony D6503 leaked; will bring slim-bezel display

A new leaked picture has been appeared courtesy of an XDA-developers member, iRimas. He (or she, if the people behind the name is a woman) says that this is the picture of an unreleased Xperia, numbered D6503.

This can be a refreshed Xperia Z1 as it brings the same design, but its product number suggests that this is the successor of the Xperia ZL.

Xperia ZL was announced at last year’s CES (2013) along with the Xperia Z. It has a beautifully slim bezel and a smaller body than the Z, but is not waterproof. However, the Xperia Z’s bezels are not as slim as ZL, but is waterproof.

The smaller bezel could mean there is an extra-space for the screen, while keeping the same dimensions. But as for ZL, the device could not be waterproof, and there’s no charging dock that’s suitable for the device.

Ports and slots arrangement is same as the Xperia Z1 except the lanyard slot, which takes position on the left instead on the right (in Z1). The camera placement is same as the Z1 too.

If you want to take a look at the unreleased device, enjoy the pics below. Click the picture to see it in full-size.

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He/she says the UI screenshot is coming soon. We’d guess that the UI will be the same as found in the Xperia T2 Ultra.

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Mystery Xperia back panel leaked

Sony has started its 2014 phone portfolio with the Xperia Z1 Compact showcased at CES, followed by Xperia T2 Ultra (dual) and Xperia E1 (dual). Now, according to a Chinese forum Digi-wo, a new panel that’s supposedly a backpanel of the future Xperia (don’t know which one; although some peoples trusted it is Z2). We’ll showcase the picture below; click the picture for a larger view.

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The picture came from someone who is working on Sony as an R&D department. The phone has same camera placement as the Xperia Z1 Compact. According to the forum post, the phone will offer a 23 megapixel back camera, 5.3″ screen, and will be available in 5 different colors. However, the back cover is not made from glass. It looks like Sony is using some other material to build this back cover (matte/metallic or even carbon fiber?).

If you look closely at the picture, this could be a Japanese-only smartphone model. The ‘XPERIA’ logo placement is at the middle of the phone, while the international model has a big ‘SONY’ logo at the middle of the phone, and XPERIA logo at the bottom, starting from Xperia M. At the bottom of the backplate, it says ‘XX-XXX’. This indicates that this is the carrier model for Japan only; This is the model number that the device could have (for example SO-03E). Other indications revealing the Japan-only model is the tap-to-pay logo instead of NFC logo.

Rumors also indicates that this device will be announced in sometime in February (possibly at MWC). We need to wait to tell you that this is real or not.

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Sony to roll out Xperia SP/T/TX/V 4.3 update from end-January/early-February

Last month, Sony has confirmed that the 4.3 update will start to roll out from December 2013. But as for now, the update won’t come. It looks like Sony is fixing some bugs that are found in the experimental build, and today Sony came with a quote of:

Hopefully this will be the exact date of the update being rolled out, since a few of tech-sites (especially fan-sites like XperiaBlog) has some comments asking about the 4.3 update for their phones. As usual, availability may vary by country and carrier, so please be patient. Hope you’ll get the update soon, and you’re happy with your update!

Sony reveals Xperia Z1 Colorful Edition for Chinese markets

Sony has unveiled the Xperia Z1 Colorful Edition (M51w) for Chinese markets.

The handset is basically the Xperia Z1 Compact that lacks LTE connectivity option. Other than that, the specs are same as found in the Z1 Compact such as 4.3″ 720p display, Snapdragon 800 chipset, 20.7 megapixel camera, and more that founded in the Z1 Compact (except LTE).

As for Z1 Compact (or Z1 f in Japan), the Z1 Colorful Edition will launched in late-February for 3,999 Yuan ($661, €486 or £403) and will be available in all four colors (white, black, pink and lime).

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(The iPhone is displayed as a comparison of the size only)

Not only Z1 Colorful Edition, Sony has unveiled the Xperia Z1 4G/LTE (L39u), 3G Xperia T2 Ultra dual (XM50h) for China Unicom, and the 4G/LTE Sony Xperia T2 Ultra (XM50t).

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Sony unveils Xperia E1 and Xperia T2 Ultra; both are available in single-SIM and dual-SIM

Sony has just announced the new Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia E1. Both devices will available in single-SIM and dual-SIM options.

Xperia T2 Ultra

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The Xperia T2 Ultra is a large-screened device featuring some multimedia options.This is a 6″  device with 720x1280 HD resolution.

Other features that can be found on this phone such as 4G LTE connection support, TRILUMINOS display enhancements, 7.6 mm slim body (weighing 173gr), 3000mAh battery, 13 megapixel rear camera with Exmor RS sensor and 1.1 megapixel front camera, 1080p rear video recording, Quad-core 1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8928 processor, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, NFC, 1GB RAM and 8GB internal memory with microSD expansion support, and more. It also comes in a dual-SIM variant.

This is a mid-range phone so it will priced at the right budget. Unfortunately there are no words for pricing and availability date, although Sony confirmed that it will be available in the emerging markets, like China, Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Africa.

Xperia E1

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The Xperia E1 is a budget-friendly music phone with great design. Sony claims the phone can play music via rear loudspeaker for up to 100Db loudness, plus other Sony Audio enhancements like ClearAudio+ and xLOUD.

The phone’s screen is at 4″ wide and 480×800 pixel resolution.

It has the dual-core 1.2GHz processor too (unknown maker), packed with 512MB RAM.

You can store music via the 4GB internal memory, and of course you can expand it via microSD card slot.

One extraordinary feature is it has the dedicated Walkman button and some easy ways to control music such as shake-to-shuffle functions.

The E1 also has 2 variants, one has single-SIM and the other has dual-SIM functions.

The phone will be available in black, white, and purple color options (unfortunately, the front bezel color is still black). There are no pricing guidance and availability info for now, but it should priced at a right price.

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UPDATE:  Xperia Blog has confirmed the price of the phones above. The E1 will priced at €129 (Belgium), €139 (Germany), and €149 (Netherlands). Meanwhile the T2 Ultra will priced at €399 across Europe. The writer says that both phones will be available in Europe this Spring.

Sony Xperia Z1s is now available online at T-Mobile

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The Xperia Z1s is announced at CES last week and now available to buy online. The Z1s is basically the Xperia Z1 with T-Mobile carrier exclusivity.

It has Android 4.3, 1080×1920 5″ display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB RAM, 3,000mAh battery, 20.7 megapixel camera, Full HD video recording, and even can swim with its waterproof feature.

The handset is priced at $0 up front with $22 bill per month for 24 months, or $528 full retail price off-contract.

At the moment you can only buy it from the online retailer. If you want to grab it straight from the retailer’s store, you must wait until next Tuesday.

Wanna get it online? Click here.

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Sony Xperia Z Ultra WiFi-only version appears on AnTuTu

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The Sony Xperia Z Ultra was unveiled on June 2013 as a very large-screened device. It has a Full HD 6.4″ display, impressively slim body (6.5mm), Snapdragon 800, waterproof, and has 4G LTE support on it. However Sony is likely going to reveal more versions of this device, and one of them is the WiFi-only version.

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As you can see from the screenshot above (click the picture to enlarge), the device named SGP412 (project name for Xperia Z Ultra WiFi) has the same specs as the Z Ultra, including 2 GB RAM, Android 4.2.2, Adreno 330 GPU, and 6.44″ Full HD display.

Before the AnTuTu leak, the device has been popped up by an FCC certification.

The Z Ultra WiFi would be a nice portable handset, and it should priced at a cheaper price than the original Z Ultra.

We don’t know more about information of this device, so keep an eye on our blog.

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