It looks like the New Year had brought a new image of the Sony Xperia Z, which for those who have moved on from and forgotten the codename, was the device previously known as the Sony Yuga. We still have yet to learn when exactly Sony plans to officially announce this device. That being said, we wouldn’t be surprised if we end up seeing a few more leaks in the the days before CES.

The image (which can be seen below) is a press style render of the Sony Xperia Z showing off the front side of the device. Otherwise, we are not learning anything new from the image and the specs are still rumored. The Xperia Z should arrive running Jelly Bean and with higher-end specs.

Sony is getting into the 5-inch display game with the Xperia Z and according to the rumors, this handset will be launching with a 5-inch full HD display. Additionally, some of the other (and still rumored) specs include a quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, Adreno 320 graphics and 13 megapixel rear-facing camera.


Again, we wouldn’t be surprised to learn some official details come CES, however in the meantime — this leaked press render does appear to lineup nicely with the previously leaked Yuga Xperia Z images. Finally, based on some of the previous leaks, the Xperia Z is expected to arrive as both a dust- and water-resistant device with the IP (Ingress Protection) ratings of IP55 and IP57.

[via Twitter @evleaks]