We expect nothing less but stellar performances from Sony’s upcoming flagships, given the constellation names the Japanese company picked for them.
Sony’s booth at CES didn’t lack new products, but that’s not to say that the company unveiled anything otherworldly. Xperia Z1 Compact was the only new member of the Xperia family to be launched them. Obviously, Sony decided to release its new flagships, in the form of the Sony Xperia Z2 smartphone and the Castor tablet, at MWC in Barcelona, next month. Needless to say, that’s the best decision they could have taken, since the Mobile World Congress focuses, as even its name suggests, on the mobile industry, rather than on general consumer electronics.
Pictured above and below is the UI of the Z2, which is also known as D6503 or Sirius. These images were posted on the Xperiablog.net and even though the Android version depicted here is 4.3, it’s pretty certain that Sirius will run Android 4.4.2 KitKat at launch. Xperiablog.net also revealed how the KitKat UI would look like.
Some of the most impressive specs of Xperia Z2 Sirius are 4K video recording, 3GB of RAM, 4G LTE support, a 20.7 MP rear camera and a 2.1 MP front camera. The only downside of this otherwise great smartphone is the 5.2-inch Full HD display. While there’s nothing wrong about the size, it’s pretty certain that Sony’s competitors will go for QHD resolutions this year.
On top of that, Sirius will also pack several smart features such as Glove mode, smart backlight control, smart call handling and two home launchers. Sony also plans to make audiophiles a surprise by integrating USB DAC support in its next flagship. As well as Xperia Z and Z1, Sirius will also have a waterproof design.
Technical specs and smart features aside, it’s nice to know that Xperia Z2 has been approved by FCC. TM-0043-BV, the other device that accompanied it there , currently known as codename Castor, is believed to be Sony’s next flagship tablet, the successor of Xperia Tablet Z. Unlike Sirius, Castor will not be launched at MWC 2014, so a Q2 launch is expected. The company has yet to make any official announcements concerning these two devices, but the rumored specs and the leaked images outline some great flagships that will stack nicely against their competitors.