Archive for the ‘Sony Ericsson’ Category
Thursday, September 18th, 2014
Sony Xperia concept, I expect the same boring and uninspired rectangular design and guess what, I’m right every time! I dare someone to make a triangular phone, just to change that godawful rectangle we get each time. Today’s rectangular design is the Sony Xperia Z3 Ultra made by uva7 dance.
Every time I receive an email saying
The device is more of a phablet than a phone and packs a 6 inch Quad HD display, as well as 3 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM. It has a 22 megapixel main camera with dual LED flash, but hey at least it’s not the same 20.7 MP shooter of the past 3 or 4 main Sony phones. Upfront rests a 3.7 MP selfie camera and the sound is stereo courtesy of speakers probably mounted at the top and bottom front side.
The lids covering the micro SIM, microSD and microUSB ports have become more discrete, although I still can’t understand why the SIM gets such a big lid… Anyway, there are also pins for cradle charging, a physical camera button and a 3500 mAh battery inside. The designer made the Xperia Z3 Ultra concept a 6.9 mm thick smartphone and it also included two nano SIM card slots on it.
[via uva7 dance]
Thursday, September 4th, 2014
If you’re disappointed by the Sony Xperia Z3, as I know everyone is, you’re probably looking for a fresh Xperia concept right now. Enter Kiarash Kia, with the Xperia H render, shown below. This model features a True IPS display with a 5 inch diagonal and a 4K resolution.
There’s also Gorilla Glass 4 protection, as well as a metallic case, that offers the device elegance. Sony Xperia H is the name of the concept shown here, one that comes with a premium design, a 25 megapixel main camera and a 40% larger sensor compared to the Xperia Z3. There’s Sony G Lens on board and special liquid cooling technology, as well as a quad LED flash at the back, shown in the pictures.
There’s a second 8 MP camera for selfies, with Exmor RS 2 sensor and the CPU inside this model is a Snapdragon 810 chipset, clocked at 2.8 GHz. The GPU is the Adreno 450 and the battery is a 3540 mAh unit. The screen seems to be an edge to edge one and the upper and lower screen bezel are minimal. Which model would you choose, this or the Xperia Z3?
[Thanks Kiarash Kia]
Friday, August 29th, 2014
Sony Xperia Z3 are true, you can forget about IFA 2014 and the launch of this phone. It’s basically the Xperia Z2 with rounded edges… and perhaps a new camera sensor, but the same resolution. Also, the screen may jump to Quad HD, but what’s the use if it’s a TFT? Anyway, some of us are more optimistic, like Victor Cao, who rendered the Sony Xperia Z4 below.
If the leaks regarding
This one is a phablet level handset, with a 5.5 inch Quad HD display, that uses Triluminos tech and also an IPS-Neo panel. Inside there’s a Snapdragon 810 processor, 4 GB of RAM and a 3500 mAh battery. Android L (or whatever comes next) is available as the OS and we’ve also got a 2/3 inch 22.12 megapixel Exmor RS camera with G Lens and a front 4 megapixel camera with 720p video capture.
The Sony Xperia Z4 concept features dual stereos speakers, a trend started by the Z2 actually and it also has digital noise cancelling. Its body is made of aluminum, uses unibody design and it’s water and dust resilient. I have to say I’m liking the idea, but what’s the deal with the straight edges? If the Xperia Z3 goes round, won’t the Z4 do it as well?
[Thanks Victor Cao]
Friday, August 22nd, 2014
Rendered by Ben Ling, the latest Sony Xperia concept phone is shown below and it’s dubbed Sony Xperia ZL3. We’re dealing with a device that’s basically a derived version of the Sony Xperia Z3. It comes with a 5.2 inch Full HD display, with an IPS panel and Sony Live Color LED tech.
The Xperia ZL3 has a 20.7 megapixel camera at the back, LED flash and a 1/2.3 inch sensor. It does HDR and has an Exmor RS sensor at the back, plus BIONZ technology. The device supports 8x digital zoom and also supports 4K video capture. Inside there’s the overused Snapdragon 801 quad core CPU, as well as 3 GB of RAM. This concept phone offered features like PlayStation Certification, X Reality for mobile and other Sony Xperia perks.
It measures 7 mm in thickness, weighs 147 grams, supports 4G LTE and has 16 GB of storage. Android 4.4.4 is the OS here and we’ve got a physical camera button, dual stereo speakers, noise cancelling, xLOUD tech and a 3300 mAh battery. Sony Xperia ZL3 is waterproof and dust proof and it adopts the same basic design that you guess for an Xperia device with your eyes closed: rectangular slab of plastic/metal with angular edges.
[Thanks Ben Ling]
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!
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