Sony D2203 shown to be a low-spec budget 6.1-inch giant

August 14, 2014
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Most of the attention in Sony's world might be focused on the upcoming Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact, but naturally the mobile world, even Sony's, doesn't just stop there. The manufacturer is now believed to be preparing another 6-inch phablet, but this time, this D2203 comes with specs that might leave some wanting or even walking away.

Sony isn't a stranger to phablets, even the larger ones that the sit at the extreme end of the line. It's highly marketed Xperia Z Ultra reaches 6.4 inches and the more recent Xperia T2 Ultra does clock at 6.0 inches. So the 6.1-inch display of this Sony D2203 doesn't really come as a surprise. The spec sheet that comes with it, however, might seem a bit baffling, falling lower than the Xperia T2 Ultra, which can already be considered a mid-range beast at best.

Most glaring, perhaps, would be resolution of this supposed phablet, a measly FWVGA, meaning 854x480 pixels. On a 4.7-inch or lower smartphone, it might be forgivable. On a 6-inch screen, almost incomprehensible. It runs on a 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400, definitely the low end of the spectrum, but probably still fortunate not to be a dual-core processor. RAM is at 1 GB and internal storage is at a very cramped 4 GB. It will probably come as no shock that rear and front cameras max out at 5 and 0.3 megapixels, respectively.

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The specs wouldn't sound as bad on a midget smartphone, but it might be quite difficult to think of places where this giant would do well except as a Sony-branded contender in budget markets. Even so, there are quite a few contenders in that segment already, and some with both strong brands and stronger hardware. Sony might be hard pressed to find a spot on shelves but we'll have to wait and see for the real D2203 to come out from the woodwork before we can judge it with finality.

VIA: >Xperia Blog


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