Sony teases Xperia Smartwatch, 5-inch mid-range phone in the works

June 24, 2013
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It sounds like Sony is about to release a round of products this week at the annual Mobile Asia Expo that starts tomorrow in Shanghai. Sony has been teasing a new Xperia Smartwatch over on Twitter, and now we're getting more confirmations that they'll have a few new smartphones on display as well.

Sony has already confirmed some new product will be at the show, and one which we're all hoping for is their Xperia Z Ultra 6.44-inch smartphone/tablet hybrid. However, the image above coming right from Sony leads us to believe they'll for sure have a smartwatch. Following the somewhat successful first model from the company, only this time rumors suggest 3 dedicated buttons like their Xperia phones, and NFC will be inside as well. That should make pairing and sharing a bit easier.

Other details include a bigger display, better battery life, water-resistant, and heavy customizations to make Android apps work with the smartwatch better than ever before. I'm just liking the idea of NFC, which was reported by CNET. Being able to pair to our phones and tablets without using the old and cumbersome Bluetooth. That could make it worthwhile.

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While Sony has every letter in the alphabet tied to a device as of late, we're hearing they'll also announce a mid-range Sony Xperia C. The 5-inch qHD (540 x 960) mid-range phone will sport an unknown 1.2 GHz quad-core (MediaTek, if we had to guess) and 1GB of RAM, and be decently thin coming in at 8.8mm in size. Nothing extremely impressive, but will run Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

We'd really like to get our hands on this Xperia Z Ultra (or ZU) and that 6.44-inch display. That device sounds interesting. Stay tuned as Sony has big plans for this week.

VIA: XperiaBlog


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