Archive for the ‘Sony Ericsson’ Category
Thursday, August 21st, 2014
This week there have been a few leaks regarding a new Sony device, that could be a camera, but also could be a handset. The gadget is shown below in what looks like a perfume bottle design. It seems to be focused on selfies and it has a huge rotating camera encased within a transparent area.
The main body of this Cybershot newcomer looks like the one of an Xperia, but in the end we could be dealing with a camera after all. Transparency is present in many concept phones, but in very few real life devices, such as this one. We say it’s real, because the product is launching tomorrow, on August 22nd. This model has a rotating front camera, with a huge lens and two or three flashes in the mix.
I wouldn’t mind seeing Android on this device, since there are a few Android-based cameras out there. Also, there is a handset with a rotating camera as well, the Oppo N1, so this wouldn’t be a first, if it’s a phone. How do you feel about this “perfume bottle”?
Tuesday, August 5th, 2014
Nexus L and made it a Sony device. The design is very basic, a rectangular slab of material, probably polycarbonate or glass, if it’s really Sony.
Adam Safranek has imagined the way a new Android L device would look, one that’s part of the Nexus series. He called it
We get the trademark Android L virtual buttons, a 5 inch display and 32 or 64 GB of storage. I’ve played with rectangular phones before and one thing I must say is that the creators of these devices must be very careful with the size. You can go wrong with it and create an angular brick that cuts into your palm or go right and make a LEGO block that fits your palm perfectly. For example the Nokia X got the proportions right, but that’s a small phone…
Sony makes angular phones, but they have a reputation of digging into your palm after long phone chats. I see that they got the message, since the Xperia Z3 has been leaked and it appears to have rounded edges, that won’t hurt your hands anymore. Anyway, if we ever get a Nexus phone, it will probably have a rounded bottom and top as usual, a 64 bit CPU and something to stand out: either a crazy good camera or 4 GB of RAM.
Sunday, July 27th, 2014
Sony Xperia Z3, that has been leaked again, this time via @evleaks. He shows us the profile of the device, that features an interesting change from Sony.
Since there’s no interesting concept to check out today, I guess we can take a look at the
If you read a review of the Sony Xperia Z, Xperia Z1 or Xperia Z2 you’ll see people complaining about the angular design and the way the sharp and straight edges “cut” into the user’s palm during long calls. Interestingly, Nokia ignored that and made their latest flagship, the Lumia 930 both angular and thick, so basically it’s even more uncomfortable to hold. Meanwhile, Sony seems to have switched places with Nokia, borrowing the rounded edges of their Lumia devices for the Xperia Z3.
What we see here is an Xperia model that from the front and back looks pretty much the same as its predecessors, but on the sides things are more rounded and comfy. The trademark metallic On/Off button is there and we’ve got the typical camera button in the mix as well. I can’t tell if the material use for the frame is metal or some sort of polished plastic. This model looks quite long and I expect it to go past the 5.2 inch mark with the diagonal.
What do you think of Sony’s new direction?
Friday, July 25th, 2014
If you ask me right now, what Sony needs on its Xperia is a brand new UI, maybe a flat one since that’s so trendy. In the meantime we can enjoy the new Xperia concept made by Janish Kolakkattil. It’s called Sony Xperia JK and it’s his fourth Xperia concept.
This one is supposed to be a flagship device, that packs a fingerprint scanner, a new type of front side speaker and IP58 certification. The newcomer is shatter proof and has a scratch resistant glass, plus it comes with Triluminous display tech, X Reality as well and NFC. The Xperia JK is able to reach 150 dB in audio, which is kind of a lot since most phones nowadays can’t even get to 60 or 70 dB.
The specs of this Xperia render include Android 4.4.4, a Snapdragon 801 CPU, that for some reason it’s listed as an octa core and 4 GB of RAM. There’s also 32 GB of storage, 4G LTE, a microSD card slot and a 4.5 inch Full HD display. The main camera is a 20.7 megapixel unit, traditional for Sony already, packed together with an LED flash and 4K video capture. We’ve got a 5 MP front camera and a giant non removable 4000 mAh battery.
Notice the ultraslim bezels of the display, by the way…
[Thanks Janish Kolakkattil]
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
Xperia Z2 Ultra needs is a smaller screen and more powerful hardware… and that’s exactly what Victor Cao offers in the render below.
Many considered the Sony Xperia Z Ultra to be a too big phablet, but a device with a huge potential, thanks to its ultraslim design. All the successor, the
He envisions the Sony Xperia Z2 Ultra as a phablet with a smaller display and a Sony stylus specifically created in order to interact with drawing apps. This model looks very hot, particularly the back side, that seems to be made of metal. The Xperia Z2 Ultra packs a 5.9 inch Quad HD display with Triluminous technology, a Snapdragon 801 2.5 GHz processor, the Adreno 330 GPU and 3 GB of RAM.
We also get a 13 megapixel Exmor RS sensor on board, measuring 1/2.6 inches and a front 4 megapixel camera. The phablet integrates dual stereo speakers, digital noise cancelling and a 3500 mAh battery. It’s IP58 certified, integrates an aluminum back and measures 8.4 mm in thickness. The stylus is totally integrated into the handset and its top side is actually a button, that releases the stylus, a pretty smart idea actually.
[Thanks Victor Cao]
Thursday, July 17th, 2014
Ericsson T28 and Nokia 3310, two landmark phones in the history of handsets.
The folks of Curved/labs have come back with some incredibly realistic designs, as shown in the images below. They brought back two of the phones that rocked the early 2000s and late 1990s, the
Both models sold millions of units and they evoke nostalgia in many people. Before there was Windows Phone and Android, before 99% of all phones were rectangles, there was originality and beauty. Curved/Labs rewrite history and shows us a smart Ericsson T28 with Android on board and a Nokia 3310 with Windows Phone, a huge display and a 41 megapixel Pureview camera. The T28 replaces the keyboard with a sloped screen and it shows apps and widgets on its monochrome screen.
The Ericsson keeps its bulky antenna and big earpiece and it brings an edge to edge display with virtual Android buttons, plus the flip area that closes up on top of the lower screen area. The new Nokia 3310 is very bulky and curved, but it looks like a supercar from the profile. Its cool physical buttons at the bottom are kept and the screens looks very hot, in a color version.
Everything is curved here: the sides of the phone, the display, the profile and I imagine there’s a huge battery inside. This handset also does 4G LTE connectivity, so it has modern specs. Brilliant blast from the past!
Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
Timblaer has imagined a new Sony concept with Windows Phone on board, accompanied by PlayStation/ Xbox services. This model brings a very interesting angular device, with a sort of a pyramid at the back.
Originally, the Xperia series actually ran Windows Mobile, but ever since Windows Phone arrived Sony has been out of the game. There was a prototype at some point, but that never made it past eBay and such. This new model is called the Sony Xperia WX and it comes with Microsoft Office, PSN, Xbox Live United Network and compatibility with PS4 and Xbox One systems. There’s a camera at the back, probably on par with the 20 megapixel shooters of the latest Xperias.
We also get reasonably slim bezels, but the capacitive buttons below the display feel rather old. Windows Phone 8.1 brought support for on screen buttons, so that may need to be applied to a future flagship. I’d say this model is actually better looking than the current Xperias. I don’t know about PSN and Xbox Live on the same device, though…
Monday, July 7th, 2014
Sony Xperia Nexus concept has been sent to us by Adam Safranek, who rendered it as a rectangular flagship smartphone with Android L on board. The design is your typical predictable rectangular affair, with ultraslim edges and a centered back camera.
A brand new
We get very discrete buttons, that seem to have the same size all over the device. This model is a bit wider than the usual Xperia handsets and it relies on virtual Android buttons that adopt the new shapes associated with Android L. We have no specs for this model, but we can speculate it comes with a 20+ megapixel camera, with LED flash, a 5.2 inch 2K display and 3 GB of RAM.
We also have 32 GB of storage here, 4G LTE and the back side doesn’t seem made of glass this time. We’re dealing with a matte surface here, maybe soft touch in typical Nexus fashion. The Xperia Nexus is pretty thin, but overall it’s pretty predictable. In case the diagonal is too big, this model may not be very comfy to hold, actually. Every time I see an Xperia, I tend to believe it’s not comfy, because of the straight edges and how they “cut” into your palm.
Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
Sony Xperia Z4, potential 2015 flagship. This device is rendered below and it features a 6 inch UHD display, making this more of a phablet than a handset.
As if the speculations and concepts regarding the Sony Xperia Z3 weren’t enough, here’s the
Sony Xperia Z4 also comes with 4 GB of RAM, 128 GB of ROM and a 24 megapixel main camera, that probably rivals the latest Pureview models. We also get a front 8 megapixel shooter, stereo sound, a 4000 mAh battery and a body that measures 6.9 mm in thickness. This phone has two nano SIM card slots, a microSD and a microUSB, most likely covered up with lids for the sake of water protection.
This smartphone integrates a camera button, a lanyard hole, microphones with noise canceling abilities and special pins for dock attachment. The trademark metallic power button is included here, on the side and the rectangular design is pretty predictable to be honest. Can’t really tell if this model is made of plastic, metal or glass, or maybe some other new material. Overall, the design isn’t very impressive, but the specs are and probably the price will be too.
[Via Uva7 dance]
Sunday, June 29th, 2014
Sony Nexus Compact:
In the past I have seen many of our readers totally loving the idea of a Nexus phone made by Sony. Today that idea is tackled yet again, thanks to designer Asbjorn Mejlvang from Denmark. He tried to merge the Nexus 5 design with the one of the Nexus 7 and the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact. Meet the
The result is a smartphone that measures 6.7 mm in thickness, it’s slightly rounded when seem from the profile and has very small screen bezels. The format is a rectangular one and this model adopts virtual Android buttons. The screen is actually a pretty small one, a 4.3 inch Full HD unit, with a very good density of 512 PPI. The Sony Nexus Compact is waterproof and it can be dunked into water for up to 30 minutes at a depth of 1.5 meters.
The microUSB and micro SIM slots are covered for the sake of waterproofing. The Sony Nexus Compact does wireless charging via Qi technology. Finally, the Sony Nexus Compact features a variety of cases, in many different colors. Is there still hope for a Nexus phone made by Sony? I’ve heard that the Nexus project is not dead, in spite of the Silver thing.
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