Back before I became totally enamoured with HTC phones, you may remember that I was completely hooked on Sony phones (or Sony Ericsson, as they were, back then). But then, it all seemed to go a bit wrong, Sony didn’t really make any massive headline-grabbers, and although they’re slowly clawing back market share, they’ve not released a phone that blows everyone away for, ooh, ages.
Well next year, that may be about to change, if the rumour on MyDrivers (Google-translated link) is true. There’s the rub, though, because this is one of those properly wild rumours, where everyone has quite a bit of trouble imagining that it is true.
And why is that?
Well, it’s down to the rumoured specs, y’see. They start out innocuously enough, with a 5 inch screen, that’s rocking a 1080p resolution. That bit’s the believable bit, ‘cos phones already exist with screens like that (the HTC Butterfly springs immediately to mind). Where it starts getting unbelievable is with the specs that come after that; first up, it’s rumoured to be running on a quad-core Samsung Exynos 5 processor, and the simple fact is that Samsung is the biggest rival to, well, anyone who makes Android phones. It’d also be the first time Sony have used anything other than a Qualcomm chip in one of their phones.
Believe it or not, even with that bit, we haven’t even got onto the really unbelievable stuff, yet…
Y’see, the other rumoured specs include 3GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, a 16MP camera, and a 3,000mAh battery. Just… I have no words. Oh, and also, it’s rumoured to be both dust- and water-proof. Yeah, I know, right? I’m having trouble believing a phone like that exists, too, even on the drawing boards. I mean that’s just a whole quantum leap above anything on the market, that is. It’d be like if Sony released, say, the Sony Xperia T in 2006; it’s so far beyond anything on the market, that as a natural sceptic, my official response has to be, “Pull the other one, mate, it’s got bells on.”
Here’s the exciting bit, though: nothing on that list is actually impossible. Sure, it’s really hard to believe, and it reads like someone making stuff up to get attention, but the fact is that the hardware does exist, to actually make a phone like that (other than the quad-core Exynos 5, which, to the best of my knowledge, doesn’t quite exist, yet). So imagine, for a second, that this rumour is actually true.
Sorry, I think I need to go and wipe the drool off my chin…
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