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Welcome to SONY Xperia 2013 rumors thread. 2013 marks the first real comeback year for Sony into the cellphone business after nearly a decade. Let's hope we get loads of rumors to discuss throughout 2013 and hope Sony comes out with brilliant smartphones and tablets to win back its millions of loyal fans.


    * 15th- Dogo - 720p Qualcomm S4 Quad Core based Q1 Xperia flagship, CES announcement
    * 15th- C650X/Odin - 1080p 5 inch Q2 Flagship with Qualcomm S4 Quad Core and 2GB RAM.
    * 15th- C660X/Yuga - Same specs as Odin, MWC reveal.
    * 15th- Q3-Q4 2013 Sony flagship to come with Full HD OLED screen
    * 15th- 6 inch phone/tablet hybrid Xperia to arrive in Q2, same specs as Odin/Yuga
    * 15th- C150X - MSM7227A based HVGA screen budget device
    * 15th- C160X - Similar handset as C150X, both might be ODM devices.
    * 15th- Honami codename leaked
    * 15th- Togari codename leaked
    * 15th- Gaga codename leaked
    * 16th- Nexus Xperia X pic leaked, proved to be fake. But apparently there does exist the Xperia Nexus.
    * 23rd- Xperia E and Xperia E dual leaked. Both run Android 4.0.4, feature HVGA screens and same chipset as Tipo.
    * 31st- Sony C210X leaked. FWVGA resolution, 1 ghz CPU. Expected to be lower mid range device. On screen buttons


    * 8th- Sony Yuga Pics leaked. More HERE
    * 10th- Sony C3602 leaked in Nenamark 2 benchmark. S4 MSM8960 chipset and 720p Resolution. MORE
    * 18th- Sony C530X leaked online. No specs available yet.


    * 7th - Xperia P successor supposed to come with 4.3 inch 720p Screen, 1.5GB RAM, MSM8960T @ 1.7ghz, 1800mAh battery and a 12 megapixel camera. UPDATE: Codenamed C530X.


    * 1st - Odin pic leaked. First on Web at Esato, Thanks to Esato member unknownC151A HERE
    * 4th - More Yuga pics leak. HERE
    * 21st - Xperia Phablet display frame photo leaked. Rumored specs - Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 chipset, 4GB RAM, 32GB Internal memory, 13 mp Exmor RS camera, 6.44 inch Full HD screen,3500mAh battery, Stylus. MORE
    * 28th - C2105 Xperia L leaks again. MSM8227 krait 1 ghz dual core, 4 inch FWVGA screen, 1 GB RAM, 5 mp camera. MORE
    * 28th - C530X Huashan pics leak. Specs - MSM8960T dual krait with Adreno 320, 4.55 inch 720p screen, 8 mp Exmor RS camera. MORE


    * 6th - Xperia SP C530X pictures leak again, size comparison with Xperia V. MORE
    * 15th - Xperia C6802 leaked in a HTML5 benchmark online. Running Androd 4.2 and 1080p screen resolution. MORE
    * 25th - Sony Mobile working on Firefox OS based entry level smartphone similar to E


    * 1st - C670X rumored. 4.8" 1080p, Snapdragon 600 CPU, 13 MP Exmor RS, 32GB Internal memory
    * 21st - Xperia A (Dogo for NTT Docomo Japan) rumored. 4.65" 720p, 2GB RAM, Qualcomm Quad 1.5ghz CPU, 13 MP camera, 2370mAh battery and IP58 water/dust resistance. Global version C550X expected in May with S4 Pro Quad instead of S600 for Japan
    * 21st - Xperia AU (Gaga) leaked. Flagship Xperia for AU KDDI Japan. 5" 1080p, snapdragon 600 CPU, 2GB RAM, 32GB Internal, 2370mah battery, 4G LTE, IR, Water/Dust Resistant IP57 certified. It will not have a global variant.
    * 28th - 5 inch entry level ODM Xperia with Mediatek Quad A7 chip planned according to DigiTimes. It will feature qHD resolution, 1 GB RAM and a Touch Pen
    * 30th - Sony 2H 2013 Flagship "One Sony" rumored. 5" 1080p 2000:1 Contrast ratio panel, 2GB RAM, Snapdragon 800, 13/16/20 MP 1/2" ~ sensor, S-Master AMP, 4G LTE
    * 30th - Sony phablet Togari specs update - 6.44" 1080p, 2GB RAM, Snapdragon 800, IP57 water/dust resistant, 3500mAh battery, Touch Pen, 6mm thin, 4G LTE
    * 30th - Sony working on an Iphone 5S Rival. 4-4.3" HD screen, Snapdragon 800, IP57 water/dust resistant, 2GB RAM, 4G LTE.


    *4th - C190X rumored. S4 krait dual core, 4.0-4.5inch, LTE, NXT design language. Q4 launch
    *4th - Honami to feature Sony BIONZ Image processor.
    *6th - C190X specs - MSM8627 S4 1 ghz, 1GB RAM, 3G HSPA+, 4 inch 480p screen, 5 MP camera. MORE
    *8th - SO-04E Dogo for NTT Docomo hits FCC. 4.6 inch 720p device with similar specs as Z. MORE
    *12th - S39H low end Xperia leaked images hit the web. MORE HERE
    *15th - Xperia UL (Gaga) pics leak via FCC. 5 inch 1080p AU KDDI exclusive. MORE
    *27th - C190X = Nicki = Xperia M
    *30th - C230X rumored. A dual sim device
    *30th - Togari pic leaks. MORE HERE


    *6th - Xperia phablet ( Togari ) will be named Xperia ZU. 6.44" display with Sony Triluminos tech and X-Reality engine.
    *26th- Esato member UnknownC151A and litoni managed to get their hands on C6906 (Possibly Honami) Rough sketch of the Honami and more details can be seen HERE and HERE
    *27th- Alleged live pics of Honami leak. HERE
    *29th- Xperia C6906 system dump leak provides some more info on Honami and alleged pics of the device itself. Steadyshot, X-Reality, 4K video recording, upto 12800 ISO in Camera, multiple Camera effects, Stylus support confirmed. READ MORE


    *23rd- More pics of C690X "Honami" leak on the web. MORE
    *28th- Sony C690X Honami passes through FCC. DETAILS


    * 7th- Alleged Teaser for IFA unveil of Honami shows up. READ MORE
    *11th- First sample shot taken with Honami leaked. HERE
    *12th- Sony lens camera accessories for smartphone/tablet - QX10 and QX100 images leak along with Honami. MORE
    *14th- More live pics of Sony C690X leak, 4K video recording allegedly confirmed. READ



    * 15th- Xperia Tablet with 10 inch high resolution screen rumored, to pack Mobile Bravia Engine 2 and Exmor R camera.


    * 8th- 13 inch XL sized Sony tablet in the works. No specs available yet.


    * 14th- C690X Pollux leaked. 1.5ghz APQ8064, 2 GB RAM, IP55/57 dust/water resistance, 10.1 inch FHD, LTE, 8mp camera, 6000mAh battery. Expected to be announced soon in Japan


    * 6th - Xperia Tablet with Snapdragon 800 chip rumored.

December 5 2012

    Xperia E/E Dual entry level smartphones announced. Shipping Q1 2013.

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January 7 2013, CES


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    Sony Xperia Z announced. Shipping worldwide Q1 2013. Product Page

January 22 2013

    Xperia Tablet Z announced.
    Goes on sale in Japan soon, global launch in Q2. World's slimmest Tablet, also World's first Water/Dust resistant Tablet.

March 18 2013

    Xperia L announced
    -The Xperia L provides class leading camera technology with HDR for both photos and videos complemented by a high quality screen. Shipping April 2013 PRODUCT PAGE

    Xperia SP announced - The Xperia SP delivers 4G LTE performance and an exceptional viewing experience, with a razor sharp HD screen housed in a beautiful design. Shipping April 2013 PRODUCT PAGE

May 13 2013

    Xperia ZR announced - featuring the highest level of water-resistance for capturing photos and Full HD videos underwater. This Android smartphone offers leading technology and content with a 4.6” HD Reality display, 13 megapixel fast capture camera, Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 Pro quad-core 1.5 GHz processor, and 4G LTE.
    Shipping Q2 2013 worldwide

June 4th 2013

    Xperia M/M Dual announced. - Xperia M/M Dual feature Sony’s innovative one-touch functions for effortless connectivity, and signature premium design. Shipping Q3 2013. M M DUAL

June 25th 2013

    Xperia Z Ultra Announced -The new Xperia Z Ultra is waterproof**, ultra-slim with a lightweight design so you can enjoy it anytime, anywhere. It’s the first smartphone ever to incorporate a Full HD TRILUMINOS™ Display for mobile powered by Sony’s latest X-Reality™ for mobile picture engine to deliver the most immersive viewing experience imaginable. Additionally, the Xperia Z Ultra will also feature the fully integrated Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 800 processor with 2.2 GHz quad-core CPUs, 4GLTE and HD voice to provide a seamless connected entertainment experience, industry-leading battery performance and amazing speed. Shipping Q3 2013

June 25th 2013

    Xperia C Announced - Xperia C is the first Mediatek chipset based Xperia targeted at emerging markets. It features a big 5.0 inch screen for great entertainment. Will release first exclusively on China Mobile and later in a select few markets. PRODUCT PAGE

IFA 2013 - 09.04.13 LIVESTREAM Time Map

    Xperia Z1 Announced - Xperia Z1 is a stunning waterproof smartphone with a groundbreaking camera experience. Launches Globally September 2013. PRODUCT PAGE


Sony Xperia related news, executive Interviews, Earnings reports, market share information and more.

    * Sony targets 50 million Xperia sales for 2013, to join Apple and Samsung to round up Top 3 smartphone vendors. LINK
    * November 1 2012 - Sony Q3 Earnings Report released. 8.8 million Xperia smartphones shipped. Sony now No.3
    smartphone vendor in the world behind Samsung and Apple. Revenue from mobile business more than doubled
    from previous quarter. PDF
    * Oct 17th - Xperia T to be available through multiple carriers in Canada starting November. LINK
    * December 4th - Sony overtakes HTC in UK Android market, No.2 now behind Samsung. READ MORE
    * February 7 2013 - Sony shipped 8.7 million Xperia smartphones in Q4. Download PDF
    * May 9 2013 - Sony shipped 8.1 million Xperia smartphones in Q1, 42 million units target for FY13.
    * August 1 2013 - Sony shipped 9.6 million smartphones for Q2 2013.

[ This Message was edited by: randomuser on 2013-09-05 15:10 ]
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Rumor Grading System Reference

XR1 = probably fake rumor
XR2 = rumor from unknown sources
XR3=50% chance it is correct
XR4=rumor from known sources
XR5=almost certainly correct!

Upcoming rumored devices

"Ray 3" - 4.3" 720p HD Triluminos, Snapdragon 800,2 GB RAM,16 GB Internal,2/3" Camera,2370mAh battery,IP58 Water resistant,4G LTE

One Sony Tablet- 10.1" FHD Triluminos with X-Reality, S800 2.3 ghz, 2 GB RAM, 16/32GB, LTE, 8MP Exmor RS, Pencil Touch Input, IP55/58, 450gm, 6.7mm thin, 6000mAh battery.
[ This Message was edited by: randomuser on 2013-09-07 04:04 ]
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Posted: 2012-10-15 19:38
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I hope we'll see Sony's 2013 portfolio in Turkey, especially the one which have a Full HD OLED screen
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Posted: 2012-10-15 19:40
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looking forward for upcoming xperia models!

congrats randomuser!
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Posted: 2012-10-15 19:40
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All the Very Best to SONY and also randomuser
Hope we see great era in mobile world with great sony Tech.
Hope sony claims no3 or no1 spot in 2013

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Posted: 2012-10-15 19:44
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Wow, first time for me in the first page

Any way, good luck @randomuser with this thread, I'll be watching for sure, and I hope a good 2013 year for Sony Mobile as far as they listen to us and try to put the top makers as top priority competitors...
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Posted: 2012-10-15 19:48
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Thank U Randomuser... I've been visiting this forum for the past 8 months... And I was waiting for the right time to create an account for myself to share my opinion and I wanted to start it in a 2013 rumors forum... And here it comes... This is my first post... Thank U guys for your work to gather & spread the news about our beloved Sony mobiles... Each & everyday I visit this forum to get some good news & I'm glad that I'm gonna be a part of it from now on...!!!
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Posted: 2012-10-15 19:49
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Good luck!
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Posted: 2012-10-15 19:50
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Thank you guys And welcome coolkid8689
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Posted: 2012-10-15 19:50
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So it begins...
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Posted: 2012-10-15 19:55
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So many new users lately!
Xperia forums are really starting to gain traction.
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Posted: 2012-10-15 19:59
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Thank U Randomuser again and Let the Games begin...(2013 rumors)
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Posted: 2012-10-15 20:03
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Let's see the Sony's first steps
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Good luck! After all the years saying next year will be better, 2013 may be it
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yayyyyyy let's get this party started! GO SONY!

Good luck randomuser!
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