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Sony Xperia Orion Render Finished by Jermaine Smit, Features Reasonable Specs (Video)

Monday, May 11th, 2015

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We teased the Sony Xperia Orion here, Jermaine Smit’s creation and now we’ve got the finalized render below. This model is a 5.2 inch Full HD smartphone, with a very interesting back side texture.

Sony Xperia Orion concept 1

It’s dotted and the phone seems just a tiny bit curved, in my view. The Xperia Orion also brings 3 GB of DDR4 RAM, up to 128 GB of storage and USB Type C connectivity. Fast charging and water resilience is here, as well as 4K recording and dual front speakers. There’s a main 20.7 megapixel camera, with flat optics for more accurate colors, plus a 5 MP selfie camera with Full HD video record ability.

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The device has a big Xperia logo at the bottom and Sony logo at the top and it seems pretty massive for a flagship. The texture of the back feels like the one of the Galaxy S5 and I have to say I’m impressed by the width of the speakers upfront. I see there’s glass, metal and plastic here combined, which finally changes the usual Sony approach.

The metal frame looks solid and the back camera has F/1.8 aperture, like the LG G4.

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[via Jermaine Smit]





Sony Xperia Orion is Supposed to be an Instant Classic; Here’s a Teaser!

Sunday, May 10th, 2015

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Jermaine Smit has worked on some very interesting HTC and Samsung concept phones over the years, but this time he’s turned his attention towards an Xperia handset. He wants to make it a classic and for now the device got teased as the Sony Xperia Orion.

sony xperia orion teaser concept

This model features what seem to be an edge to edge display, probably with a Quad HD resolution. Since this is a classic, I expected maybe a return to the Xperia S days. The designer didn’t give us any details about this smartphone, but we can speculate. I can pretty much guess it will be a metallic device, with a slim waistline and a high end Snapdragon CPU.

The camera is either a Pureview rival, or the phone doesn’t have a point to exist. Sony makes the best camera sensors on the market and can’t get a decent one for its own phones. Isn’t that ironic? Anyway, I’m expecting the best of the best out of Xperia Orion.

[via Jermaine Smit]



Sony Xperia R is a Dual Boot Phone, With Both Windows Phone 8.1 and Android 5.1 on Board

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

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I’m surprised I haven’t seen more dual boot phones on the market, considering people actually like the idea of having both a Windows Phone and Android model in their pockets. Well, here comes a dual boot Xperia, a concept phone created by Androgama and named Sony Xperia R.

Sony Xperia R concept Windows and Android dual boot 1

This model runs both Windows Phone 8.1 and Android 5.1 and allows you to choose your favourite OS. There are 2 base colors here, black and white and this device comes with tempered glass and 4 colors for the back cover (cherry, cyan, pearl and grey). The back is made of hard plastic treated with anti fingerprint material. The designer included here a special smart type of display, that adjusts the brightness in any kind of conditions and it also adjusts the color, uses a blue light filter and optimizes battery usage.

The Sony Xperia R dual boot phone has a Snapdragon 801 processor inside, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage. Its design feels like a Lumia met an iPhone, rather than your typical Xperia Omnibalance approach, which is not a bad idea. On board there’s also a 4.5 inch HD screen with Bravia Engine II, a 13 MP back camera with 16x digital zoom and a 3 MP front camera.

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[Thanks Androgama]



Sony Xperia Z5 Gets Rendered, Looks Incredibly Slim

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

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Now with the Xperia Z4 basically out of our way, we can start thinking of the Xperia Z5. The device gets rendered below and it also gets specced. While the overall format may not be a surprise, the waistline here is very slim.

Sony Xperia Z5 concept 1

The Z5 has a metal frame, a glass back and front and very narrow bezels. The smartphone packs an octa core processor, clocked at 3.2 GHz, as well as 4 GB of RAM and a 4K display. A fingerprint sensor and waterproof case are also in the mix, as one may expect. The designer also imagined a 4500 mAh battery on board and included a 30 megapixel main camera, plus a 10 megapixel front shooter with face detection.

Sony Xperia Z5 concept 2

The screen diagonal is 5.5 inches and this model is probably slimmer than 7 mm. The CPU is probably a Snapdragon 815 or 820, unless Sony pulls a stunt and switches to an Intel, Exynos, Nvidia or MediaTek, which I don’t see happening. It would be really ironic to see Sony switching to something else than glass after Samsung went with glass.

Plastic, metal, carbon fiber?

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[via xperia5sony.com]



Sony Xperia Infolio Has a Trinitron Sapphire Display, Fingerprint Touchpad

Monday, April 27th, 2015

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Since we’ve rediscovered Antonio De Rosa and his interesting iPhone 7 concept, we had a look at his profile on Behance and found the nifty Xperia render below. The device is dubbed Sony Xperia Infolio and comes with an unique Trinitron display.

Sony Xperia Infolio concept phone 1

This model offers a 5.7 inch diagonal, narrow bezels and a sapphire glass panel. The Xperia Infolio has an aluminum body and the center of the back seems to be thicker than the rest. This feels sort of like a Star Wars ship of sorts… in a good way. We’ve got a touch pad with ID recognizer below the virtual button part of the screen, that seems to be a cutout in the glass.

At the back of the Xperia Infolio we find a 20 megapixel camera with optical image stabilization and on the sides we’ve got stereo speakers. This Xperia concept is thin and easy to handle and it uses a smart design, especially when seen from the profile. Be sure to have a look at the Behance page of the designer!

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[via Behance]



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.

sony xperia z5

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:

sony xperia z4 press photo

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.

sony xperia zr2 concept

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.

Sony Xperia ZX concept 1

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.

Sony Xperia ZX concept 2

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.

Sony Xperia PlayStation concept 1

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.

Sony Xperia PS preview

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]



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