Mid-range Xperia Z leaked: Sony Xperia C5303 HuaShan

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While many were impressed by the first look of Sony’s flagship Xperia devices – Xperia Z and Xperia ZL, it seems that Sony hasn’t forgot about the mid-end market. The leaked Sony C5303 – codenamed HuaShan seems to be an Xperia Z variant for the mid-range market.

Unlike the Xperia Z variants, the HuaShan doesn’t boast top of the line specs. However, the device does keep up with the same design aesthetics found on the Xperia Z and ZL variants, making it just as pleasing to the eye. Specifications however, is pretty heaven and earth between these two devices as unlike the Qualcomm S4 Pro found the Z and ZL variants, the HuaShan packs a 1.7GHz Qualcomm MSM8960T – which suggests that its headed to China.

While it is still unknown, other countries could also see a forthcoming variant of the device. In terms of specs, the HuaShan will pack a fairly decent HD display, a rear shooter in the range of 5 to 8-megapixels. Of course, these are just rumours and speculation with nothing solid to go on.

Like its bigger, more powerful siblings, the HuaShan will run Android Jelly Bean 4.1 out of the box. With all of the issues found on Android Jelly Bean 4.2, we can’t be terribly upset that the device isn’t running the latest version of the OS.

The HuaShan – alongside its specs, availability and real name are expected to be announced at Mobile World Congress next month.

 

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Sony Xperia Tablet Z officially announced, becomes thinnest tablet in the world.

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With the high-end tablet market dominated with a handful of manufacturers, Sony has risen up to join the chosen ones of the tablet market with the Xperia Tablet Z.

Unlike those currently available in the market, the Xperia Tablet Z from Sony is aimed to achieve the ‘World’s Thinnest Tablet’ Crown. Weighing at just 1.09 pounds and measuring at 0.27-inches thick – featuring a 10.1-inch Full HD 1080p display. With these numbers, the Tablet Z edges out the Toshiba Excite 10 LE as the world’s thinnest and lightest 10-inch tablet.

The Tablet Z isn’t all show but no go either, featuring some fancy innards – including a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and an external microSD card slot – frequently missing from tablets manufactured by others.

In addition, the Xperia Tablet Z features an 8-megapixel shooter at the back. In addition, a 2-megapixel camera can be found at the front of the device. The Xperia Tablet Z also features built-in LTE connectivity, making browsing on-the-go a dream.

Much like the Xperia Z handset from Sony, the Xperia Tablet Z features the same waterproof and dustproof features. They’re both equipped with NFC and boasts similar elegant designs – slightly square with glass panels that cover the rear sides of both devices. Sony has announced that both devices will run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean at launch.

So far, the Xperia Tablet Z has only been announced for the Japanese market and is due to launch this spring. However, it seems likely for it to go on sale internationally as Sony is rumoured to announced availability and pricing for the device in MWC in Barcelona next month.

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