By Stephen Schenck | October 8, 2012 11:55 AM
Sony will have a bunch of new Androids on store shelves this fall, including the Xperia TL, which will be featured in the upcoming James Bond film. Beyond those, though, what has the company been working on? Some signs have just arrived of what could be the company’s next flagship device, currently know by codename Odin.
We’ve got very little to go on so far, short of three model numbers tied to the hardware. The presumption is that these are all essential the same device, but with different radios. These models C6502, C6503, and C6506 appear to be running Jelly Bean, but why are they expected to necessarily be high-end handsets? Well, it’s looking like Sony could be planning to adopt a new numbering strategy for its models in 2013; there’s also evidence of a C1604 and C1605, alongside signs that they’ll arrive with some pretty low-end hardware, so it follows that the higher-numbered devices would be significantly more advanced.
There’s also some speculation that this new numbering system will carry over to commercial device names, but we’ll need to see some evidence for that first.