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Some Ideas About the Sony Xperia Z5 and Z4…

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

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On Monday the Sony Xperia Z4 was officially announced in Japan and it’s going to remain in Japan, for a while. It doesn’t feel like an upgrade, but rather like a strange move from Sony. And now we get to see the first leaked photo of the Sony Xperia Z5, below.

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Of course, it’s all blurry cam action and nothing clear is revealed, aside from maybe a flat back and glossy edges. Sources said the OmniBalance design would be gone with the Xperia Z5 model, but that doesn’t seem to be happening. The main camera is still in the corner and the lens is still smaller than what other flagships are offering, although Sony makes great camera sensors in the meantime.

It’s easy to see why Sony is reluctant to give up its glass case, especially since even Samsung adopted a similar approach, although a more iPhone 6-like one, if you look at the frame. However, Samsung’s way of integrating glass was better than Sony’s, in spite of the Japanese firm having so many years of experience of working with glass. I’m comparing right now in my mind the Xperia Z, Z1, Z2, Z3, Z4 and even the Z5 and I can’t find major differences between them. This is the Xperia Z4 by the way:

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Even iPhones are more different throughout generations. This is a wake up call, Sony! And that’s made even sadder by the big number of fans this company has… Let’s try it with metal for once, maybe try some curved edges, an edge to edge screen from Sharp, launch a straight up modular phone, a new console phone, ANYTHING!

[via GSMDome]

Sony Xperia ZR2 Rendered in a Pretty Predictable Way

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

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The Sony Xperia ZR2 is the latest concept phone we’ve received via email and I have to say it isn’t exactly impressive. First thing I noticed was that the designer left the Xperia blog logo on the screen, so that’s basically copy/paste Photoshop basic skills.

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There’s no point in talking about the usual Omnibalance, rectangular design, but we could address the lower than 5 inch diagonal. Sony Xperia ZR2 comes with an octa core 64 bit Snapdragon 615 processor, a 4.8 inch 720p TFT LCD display and 2 GB of RAM. There’s 16 GB of storage inside, a microSD card slot, a 13 MP back camera and a front 5 MP shooter.

The handset packs Android 5.1 Lollipop, with the trademark Xperia UI and other specs include a 2600 mAh battery, plus a case with a 7.5 mm waistline and a metal frame. By the way, I’ve heard some rumors that Sony Xperia Z5 will finally change the Xperia Z series design to something new. Can’t wait!

Sony Xperia ZX New Design Rendered by Palmous

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

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Ever since Sony had all those rumors about firing people and selling its mobile division away, there have been less and less Xperia concepts. It’s as if designers are afraid to envision something, because it may disappear into the night. Anyway, today we show you the Sony Xperia ZX concept, rendered by Palmous.

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The designer didn’t include specifications, so all we can do is speculate on this model. We’re dealing with a device that kind of reminds me of the older Xperias, before the Xperia Z was out. I can’t tell if there’s glass at the back, but it probably isn’t. It feels more like metal or a special polycarbonate of sorts. The case is rounded and there’s still a PlayStation app on board, although I’ve heard that’s being canned as well.

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Depending on how curved this model is, it will sit better in the user’s hand. The bezels are OK for 2015, not too thin, not too thick and the facade adopts a predictable rectangular format. I notice there’s a bit of a chin at the bottom, in the vein of the older Xperia S and P models and the speakers are placed towards the center upper and lower part, like on the Xperia Z3.

Speculations about specs anyone?

[Thanks Palmous]

Sony Xperia PlayStation Finalized by Jermaine Smit, It’s Freaking Sweet! (Video)

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

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The early days of 2008 were the early days of this site and we had a ton of concepts related to PSP Phones back then. After the PS Vita and Xperia Play became history, everybody swiped them under the rug and forgot about them. Now it’s maybe time to give this segment a new spin. That’s what Jermaine Smit did, with the Sony Xperia PlayStation Phone concept shown below.

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We even have a video of this powerhouse of a device, with a 5.9 inch Quad HD display, an Exynos 7420 processor and 4 GB of RAM. There’s up to 128 GB of storage inside, a 20.9 megapixel back camera and a 5 MP front shooter. Sony Xperia PlayStation has a 3500 mAh battery and a full metal body, that looks mighty fine. The frame of this Xperia concept seems to expand on the idea of the Galaxy Note 4 somehow, with expanded metal edges.

Also known as the Sony Xperia PS, this model has an edge to edge display, quad speakers and it easily attaches to a PlayStation 4 joystick. It comes in a variety of colors, including a very nice red and gold unit. The video below also demos seamless sharing and gameplay on the go.

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[via Jermaine Smit]

Sony Xperia PS Rendered by Jermaine Smit; Here’s a Teaser!

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

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Jermaine Smit has rendered a new Sony Xperia phone, one that focuses on gaming and it’s dubbed Sony Xperia PS. The device gets only a teaser today, with further images coming over the next days.

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We’re dealing with a 5.9 inch Quad HD smartphone with 4 GB of RAM and a surprise for a CPU: Samsung Exynos 7420. That beast has been spotted in benchmarks, scoring really impressive results. This model has a 20.9 megapixel back camera and there’s also a metallic case in the mix. The format feels pretty similar to the one of the Galaxy Note 4, from that pics I’ve seen.

This unit should come with original speakers, integrated in a revolutionary way on the finalized device, as well as a 3 MP front camera and a special PS4 system integration on top of Android. The back camera has dual tone flashes and the device will get a special back case texture, as promised by the designer. What do you think of Xperia PS so far? By the way, the PS stands for PlayStation!

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[via Jermaine Smit]

Sony Satio X2 Rendered by Hass. T

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

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After a long series of Sony Xperia Z4 concepts, it’s time to hear a name I haven’t heard in ages: Satio. Hass. T has designed the Sony Satio X2 concept, a successor of the famous Sony Ericsson Satio. That’s what I call going back to the drawing board.

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Anyhow, this model was started in 2013 by the designer, but it was left unfinished, so he decided to go back and redo it. It feels like a teaser and not a finalized model, so your feedback may help the creator of the device with his work. Back in the day, Sony stood for excellent music and video playback, as well as great picture taking. The Satio X2 aims at that purpose and comes with a 24.3 megapixel back camera borrowed from the Sony A99 mount camera.

It offers a very clear and crisp 4K display, Bosse speakers and a design that strays a bit from the classic Omnibalance approach. We get rounded edges, a metal frame, a bottom part that feels like a cross between the older Xperia S and a HTC One, while the back features a gigantic camera. That one would even make a Lumia jealous. Seen from the profile, this Sony Xperia concept feels very much like an iPhone 6.

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[via Hass. T]

Sony Xperia Z4 Rendered by Jermaine Smit in 3 Versions: Z4+, Z4 and Z4 Mini (Video)

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

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I have seen my share of Sony Xperia Z4 renders, but this one is created by Jermaine Smit and it’s very, very slim. There are actually 3 phone versions, with the main one featuring a5.2 inch 2K display, which is very likely to be featured on the real Z4 model.

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The Sony Xperia Z4+ concept packs a 21.09 megapixel camera, a microSD card slot with support for up to 128 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB of internal storage and 4 GB of RAM. It also has a 2880 mAh battery. There are actually 3 versions that Jermaine Smit rendered, including a 5.2 inch Full HD Z4 unit, with a 21.9 MP camera, 4 GB of RAM and a 2880 mAh battery.

Finally, there’s the Xperia Z4 Mini with a 4.7 inch Full HD display, the same 21.9 MP camera, microSD card slot and 16, 32 or 64 GB of storage, 3 GB of RAM and a 2500 mAh battery. The smartphone is ultraslim in all its 3 versions, it has elegant and slim physical buttons on the sides and rounded top and bottom. It manages to stray a bit from the usual Omnibalance design and includes edge to edge screens, as well as a very big back camera lens.

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[Thanks Jermaine Smit]

Sony Sports is a Retro Phone, Meant for Fitness

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

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Paulo Corceiro has designed a Sony concept phone that he called Sony Sports. This model looks like a plastic flask of alcohol, but it’s geared towards the active man, being a fitness phone.

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With so many fitness bracelets out there, why not have a fitness phone as well? The handset is curved from the back to the front and features rounded edges that are a bit too big for modern requirements. It comes in bright, Tweety yellow and I’m sensing there are solid music features and GPS features on board, to get the best out of your workout. Subscriptions to fitness magazines and services are included and the camera looks… strange.

It feels like there’s a Bluetooth headset ready to be removed there, not a camera. Anyway, the curvature of the phone makes me imagine holding it during long runs and it probably faces sweat, rain and dust easily. Social networking and maybe a pedometer and pulse sensing would be useful here.

[via Paulo Corceiro]

Sony Xperia Curve Channels the Best in Lumias and Samsung Galaxy S Attempts Over the Past Years (Video)

Friday, January 16th, 2015

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Jermaine Smit has a very cool new concept phone ready, one that he calls the Sony Xperia Curve. It’s like he took the best out of the Microsoft Lumia devices from the past years and also added some of the latest Samsung DNA in the mix, with the side curves and all.

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Part of the Sony DNA is kept here, but those curved edges sure look swell. The smartphone features a 5.2 inch curved AMOLED display, 3 GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 810 processor. All of these sound like realistic specs for the Sony Xperia Z4, by the way. We’ve got 32 or 64 GB of storage, and a 21.9 megapixel back camera, plus a 4.9 MP selfie shooter. The handset has IP67 protection, being waterproof and dustproof at the same time.

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It has no flaps and its USB connection will be cut when water is detected, which sounds like a pretty smart solution to the waterproofing problem. The main camera has a dual LED flash and there are also JBL front speakers included in the mix here. I have a feeling this Xperia Curve render is better than what Sony has to offer with the real Xperia Z4. Also, nice color choices for the device’s case, including blue, gray, beige and silver.

The Xperia Curve shows a smarter way to include curved screen edges and more discrete than the LG prototype at CES 2015 or the Galaxy Note Edge.

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[via Jermaine Smit]

Sony Xperia Z4 2015 Version Rendered by Ashraf Amer, Video Included!

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

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We have seen quite a few Sony Xperia Z4 concepts, most of them clearly anchored in 2014. The one shown below was created by Ashraf Amer, with 2015 in mind. This handset is supposed to be the top of the latest technology unveiled in the coming months.

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Sony Xperia Z4 runs Android 5.0 Lollipop and also get sa golden version. We’re dealing with a handset that sports a 5.4 inch IPS LCD display with a 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution, shatter proof glass and Triluminous technology. There’s also an octa core Snapdragon 810 64 bit processor inside and a 24 megapixel back camera with dual LED flash.

There’s a 1/2.3 inch sensor in the mix and we’ve got a 12 megapixel front camera for selfies. There’s 32 GB of storage inside, 4 GB of RAM, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and a 4500 mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0. This model comes in4  premium colors and it feels like a wide slab of modernity, in a very thin packaging. The Xperia Z4 shown here is clearly slimmer than other similar concepts and feels very fragile, at 5 mm in thickness.

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[via Ashraf Amer]

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