Hands-On Report Details Sony Odin/Xperia X Design, Including Some Odd Camera Placement


Some rumors that arrived yesterday helped attempt to answer a few of the questions we’ve had about Sony’s upcoming Yuga and Odin Androids, including that the Odin would supposedly arrive as the Xperia X. While we’ve had a few looks at leaked pics of the Yuga, Odin’s been far more elusive, and the one really nice image we had to go by turned out to be a (very well done) fan-made render. So, just how will the Odin look? A hands-on report posted to a Vietnamese smartphone forum takes a stab at a few specifics, but what it has to say is just a little odd.

This “reliable source” describes the Odin as being thicker and heavier than the Yuga. That’s just what we were expecting for the phone, based on the leaked measurements from last month. Supposedly the phone will have a striped, textured back panel, contrasting with the Yuga’s glossy mirror finish.

What really strikes us as odd are the notes about camera placement. According to this account, the phone’s front-facing camera would be along its lower edge, below the screen. That doesn’t sound too conducive to use without your thumb getting in the way of the lens.

Finally, the source mentions the Odin being a dual-SIM phone, making us think that the Yuga will be the model that Sony positions as its global 1080p Android, with the Odin restricted to certain markets.

Source: SECafe (Google Translate)
Via: Xperia Blog

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