Bookmark and Share


Starting next year Sony Corp. is projected to start selling smartphones and super-phones that will compete directly against Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy S and other high-end handsets. One of the first of such devices will be Sony Yuga C660, which be positioned for users seeking for ultra-large 5” high-quality screens as well as high processing power.

Sony Yuga C660 will be based on Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 APQ8064 application processor that features four Qualcomm Krait (Cortex-A9-like with 3 decoders, 11 stage pipeline, VFPv4 FPU, 128-bit NEON accelerator, L2 2MB cache [512KB per core]), powerful Adreno 320 graphics processing unit (unified shader architecture; supports Direct3D 11 feature level 9_3, OpenGL ES 3.0, OpenGL ES 2.0, OpenGL ES 1.1, OpenVG 1.1, EGL 1.4, Direct3D Mobile, SVGT 1.2), dual-channel memory controller and so on.

The main breakthrough that Sony Yuga will bring will be extraordinary 5” screen with 1920*1080 resolution (440 pixels per inch) that surpasses everything that is on the market today from Apple, Samsung or LG.

Reviewers from Mobile-Review web-site have managed to get a preliminary version of the product and even benchmark it, which quickly revealed that the smartphone not only provides faster performance than today’s most-powerful smartphones powered by Nvidia Tegra 3 application processor, but even manages to leave media tablets behind.

Sony Yuga C660 is made of high-quality glossy plastic that feels like glass as well as stainless steel. The device is very slim and very stylish; unfortunately, in its current state it is produces too much heat, which makes it uncomfortable to use.

With extreme-performance application processor and ultra-high-quality screen, Sony Yuga will clearly become one of the most impressive and desired handsets, when it reaches the market in Spring or Summer. However, to gain a lot of customers, Sony will need to fight minor disadvantages of the device, such as excessive heat levels and short battery life.

Tags: Sony, Yuga, Qualcomm, Snapdragon, 28nm


Comments currently: 2
Discussion started: 12/18/12 08:40:51 PM
Latest comment: 12/19/12 02:01:28 PM


I feel embarrassed that some smart phones have got the same resolution as my 24" monitor.
4 0 [Posted by: pckitty4427  | Date: 12/18/12 08:40:51 PM]


Add your Comment

Related news

Latest News

Monday, April 14, 2014

8:23 am | Microsoft Vows to Release Xbox 360 Emulator for Xbox One. Microsoft Xbox One May Gain Compatibility with Xbox 360 Games

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

10:39 am | Microsoft Reveals Kinect for Windows v2 Hardware. Launch of New Kinect for Windows Approaches

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

1:57 pm | Facebook to Acquire Virtual Reality Pioneer, Oculus VR. Facebook Considers Virtual Reality as Next-Gen Social Platform

1:35 pm | Intel Acquires Maker of Wearable Computing Devices. Basis Science Becomes Fully-Owned Subsidiary of Intel

Monday, March 24, 2014

10:53 pm | Global UHD TV Shipments Total 1.6 Million Units in 2013 – Analysts. China Ahead of the Whole World with 4K TV Adoption

10:40 pm | Crytek to Adopt AMD Mantle Mantle API for CryEngine. Leading Game Developer Adopts AMD Mantle

9:08 pm | Microsoft Unleashes DirectX 12: One API for PCs, Mobile Gadgets and Xbox One. Microsoft Promises Increased Performance, New Features with DirectX 12

3:33 pm | PowerVR Wizard: Imagination Reveals World’s First Ray-Tracing GPU IP for Mobile Devices. Imagination Technologies Brings Ray-Tracing, Hybrid Rendering Modes to Smartphones and Tablets

2:00 pm | Nokia Now Expects to Close Deal with Microsoft in Q2. Sale of Nokia’s Division to Close Next Month