We’ve just received a brand new Sony Xperia concept phone from Janish Kolakkattil, who envisions the device like some sort of Samsung and LG hybrid, at least in my opinion. The Sony Xperia N1 is the name here and this model runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
We’re dealing with a smartphone with pretty modest specs, that include a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus dual core 1.5 GHz CPU, an Adreno 440 GPU, 8 GB of storage, a microSD card slot, accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor and compass. The display is a 4.5 incher with 1280 x 720 resolution and the usual X Reality Engine technology.
We also get 4G connectivity, dual SIM slots, NFC and microUSB 2.0 with MHL support. There’s a 13 megapixel back camera in the mix with dual LED flash and a front 2 MP shooter, while the battery is a 1850 mAh unit. The Xperia N1 comes in white, black, red, purple and yellow and it seems to have a dotted back, that looks a bit plasticky, with a slight Samsung vibe to it.
I can’t really tell if we’ve got a button between those flashes or some sort of other camera gear. I can see that there’s a Power button on the side, so that’s crossed off the list…
We’ve just received via email a fresh render of the Sony Xperia Z3, in a version with a 6 inch UHD display, a very blocky design, I might add. The device packs 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of ROM, so it’s a beefy monster.
The general design of the Xperias has been slightly enhanced here and the edges are more highlighted now and give out more elegance than before. I sure hope that the materials have changed this time. Hopefully it’s not glass or plastic, but something entirely new, maybe plain old metal. Anyway, the camera placement isn’t far from the previous Xperias, while the front seems very uniform and has very slim bezels.
The Sony Xperia Z3 concept sent to us by Erica Yusim also comes with a 24 megapixel main camera at the back and a front 8 megapixel shooter as well. It does stereo via speakers placed upfront and inside it has a 4000 mAh battery. The handset measures 5.99 mm in thickness and relies on two nano SIM slots, plus a microSD.
The UI doesn’t seem too different from what we know already…
Sent to us by Fubito Stronyers (hope I got it right), the Sony Xperia Z Gaming is a gaming phone with specs that would even make a gamer’s laptop proud. It has a 4K display and a sandwich style design, that puts the phone part on top of the gaming pad.
The handset has a 5.2 inch 4K display, with Sony Mobile Bravia 3 technology, Triluminous and Sony White Magic. The Xperia Gaming phone comes with 128 GB of storage, 4 GB of RAM, a 4.1 GHz Snapdragon 16 core CPU and the Adreno 500 GPU. It’s running on a 64 bit KitKat flavour apparently and at the back we find a 21 Ultrapixel camera with 24 x zoom and 12800 ISO.
The sliding gamepad area gets lighting, two internal motors for strong vibration and the usual collection of action keys from the PlayStation series. Xperia Gaming’s battery here is kind of crazy, at 8000 mAh and its technology apparently involves nano wire anodes instead of silicon in order to prolong battery life.
USB 3.0, a pair of kickass speakers and what seems to be a 3D front camera complete the specs list. I personally love the lighting system on this model!
A young designer from Japan has imagined the way the Sony Xperia Z3 is going to look like and used good old pen and paper to turn imagination into a concept. The concept is called “My Ideal Xperia 2014″, but it’s also dubbed the Xperia Z3.
There are even a few specs included, like Android 5.0, a mystery Snapdragon CPU and 3 GB of RAM. 32 GB of storage are also here, plus 20.7 MP CMOS sensor camera with Exmor RS tech. 4K video capture should also be here and since the lower blue bar stands out so much, I’m thinking it can light up in various colors.
The handset seems elongated, but it’s a bit less wide than what I’m used to on Xperias. I can’t really say if we get capacitive or virtual buttons, but the latter is pretty much a given in the modern world. Seeing how the specs are very similar to the ones of the Xperia Z2, I’d say we take them up a notch and include a 5.2 inch 2K display and a Snapdragon 900 CPU (futuristic).
You know what I noticed the other day? I had an Xperia Z1 laying around and written on its charger were the words “Sony Ericsson”, so the legacy is still here. That’s why it doesn’t surprise me to see that the Sony Xperia C1 concept has the SE logo on it and some older design elements.
This is a very angular phone render, created by Daniele Enoletto from Brescia, Italy. He envisioned a phone with a very slim bezel and what looks like a metallic body. I’m not the biggest fan of Sony’s combo between a metal frame and two glass surfaces and look forward to a change of that design direction.
The Xperia C1 seems to adopt a new UI and a brand new Home button, most likely a physical one. We also get what looks like a discrete back camera and a Sony Ericsson logo above it, that could be turned into a button, or secondary camera, if you ask me. Since HTC is doing, we may as well see other companies following the trend, right?
One thing I can’t figure out about this design is why it has that gentle curve inwards toward the phone, at its bottom… Also, is this one of the few Sony Xperia metal phones on this site, or is it just me?
The Esato board has generated over the years some very interesting concepts, including the ones below. We’ve got a foldable tablet and a would be Xperia Z2, created before the real thing was announced. These two renders have been made by Esato board member zimB.
The first foldable slate is actually pretty nice, except for the seam at the middle of the screen. Sony tried a dual display Tablet P before, but it failed miserably. Maybe a foldable product would do the trick… And then we’ve got the Xperia Z2 Sirius, in a concept version with a very cool UI. I have to say that I’m not a big fan of the pink hue icons on the screen, but the smartphone does look legit.
It’s also pretty close to the Z2, because it’s more elongated than the Z and Z1 and also it has slim bezels. I’m not sure if Sony would dare to launch a flexible display tablet before Sony or LG, who have been working on such devices for a long while now.
The Sony Xperia Z2 has just launched today and it’s already time to start dreaming about MWC 2015 and the Xperia Z3. We received a new concept from Uva7 Dance, a Sony concept smartphone that he calls the Sony Xperia Z3 Ultra.
This newcomer is 6 inches in diagonal and supports a 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution. The screen is a TFT IPS with 4 subpixels (red, blue, green and white) and the device features an ARM Cortex A57 20 nm quad 3 GHz processor. The Xperia Z3 relies on a Mali T768 GPU, 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, plus an extra 128 GB via microSD.
At the back there’s a 24.2 megapixel main camera with optical stabilization and upfront there’s an 8 megapixel front shooter. The speakers offer stereo sound and inside we’ve got a 3000 mAh battery. This is a model with a dual nano SIM setup and the body is metallic. It only measures an incredibly thin 5.6 mm.
Do you like the metal approach or do you prefer glass?
As you probably know already, MWC 2014 has started and tomorrow Sony has a big conference scheduled. There they are expected to unveil the Sony Xperia Z2 handset, their latest flagship. In the meantime we have the very last concept of this device:
Created by Pradeep, this model is extremely thin, it keeps the trademark Sony Xperia metallic button and comes with a 5.2 inch 2K display with very slim bezel. From what we’ve heard so far, this handset will feature a Snapdragon 800 processor and a 20.7 megapixel camera with Sony G Lens, just like the Xperia Z1 and Z1 Compact.
It will also run Android 4.4 KitKat and feature a waterproof body, so nothing we’re not used to. I frankly wish Sony would give up the glass back, since it attracts a lot of dust, hairs and grease. Also, while it’s supposed to be resilient, I’ve heard it actually cracks quite easily. Maybe go with metal this time, especially since the Xperia Z1 gets VERY hot.
Shaik Imaduddin sent us two new Sony concept phones with Windows Phone 8.1 and Vaio branding. As you know, last week, the Vaio PC brand was sold, but it may still be kept partially for phones. Anyway, these are high end devices, that may interest you.
The Sony Vaio M1 is a high end phone with a 5.5 inch 2K display and a Snapdragon 805 processor, 3 GB of RAM and a 20 megapixel camera. The Vaio M2 is a midrange unit with a 5 inch 720p screen, Snapdragon 600 CPU, 2 GB of RAM and a 13 megapixel back camera. These sound like solid rivals for the Nokia Lumias and also for those potential Samsung Windows Phone devices that are incoming.
The design of the Vaio phones is pretty similar to the one of the Xperias, so nothing much to speculate on here. Among the novelties brought by Windows Phone 8.1 we may find new tile sizes (large vertical ones), multiple users and interactive tiles, like one that lets you turn music on or off. What do you think?
Shaik also created a Windows Phone 8.1 concept in the video below:
We’ve heard that Sony is looking to sell its Vaio division to some other company, but that doesn’t stop us from hoping that we’ll get to see a Windows Phone Sony handset some day. Till then we’ve got Victor Cao’s concept shown below and dubbed Sony Vaio F1.
This is a Windows Phone 9 device with a 5.2 inch Full HD IPS Triluminous screen and a quad core 2.36 GHz CPU, probably a Snapdragon 800. We’ve got 2 GB of RAM on board, a 16 megapixel back camera with 1/2 inch sensor and a Sony G Lens. There’s a 3200 mAh battery inside and the case is water resistant and metallic.
The design is pretty basic, rectangular and reminds me of the old Samsung Omnia 7, maybe with a touch of iPhone at the sides. By the way, there’s a Walkman player on this Sony Vaio Windows Phone device and it actually looks very nice. What do you make of this render?