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Sony Yuga, a 5-inch 1080p Jelly Bean Smartphone, Pops Up Yet Again

by Brandon Russell | December 17, 2012December 17, 2012 1:00 pm PST


Additional information about Sony’s Yuga, a 5-inch 1080p phablet we first heard about in November, has popped on Russian site Mobile Review. While everything is still speculative at this point, here’s what we think we know.

The device will supposedly enlist a similar display to that of the Droid DNA, called WhiteMagic, thought it’s slightly upgraded to provide better battery life. According to The Verge, WhiteMagic from JDI uses a white “extra sub-pixel to offer brighter images” without draining battery, meaning users can watch HD movies longer before draining their battery.

As per the leak from November, Sony’s big flagship will come equipped with a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 12-megapixel camera, Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, an HDMI port and a microSD card slot.

HTC was the first to the 1080p-screen punch, and it appears Sony wants to follow suit. It’s unclear when the device will officially be unveiled, but the likeliest scenario will be for Sony to break its silence during CES—or possibly Mobile World Congress in February—which is only a few weeks away.

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...