By Stephen Schenck | January 21, 2013 3:09 PM
Is the six-to-seven-inch range of screen sizes about to become the new five-to-six-inch range? Two years ago, even a five-inch display seemed preposterously large, but since then we’ve seen not just a number of niche products target that range, but the latest flagship smartphones settling in on five-inch screens as the new normal. Recently, we’ve seen Huawei’s six-inch-plus Ascend Mate go official, and have heard that Samsung might also be headed down a similar path. Now a newly-leaked image suggests that Sony could be planning on joining them with its own super-sized smartphone.
Though we don’t have much of a sense of scale to go on, the Sony panel above has been speculated to be about 6.44-inches in diagonal. With a screen that size, 1080p seems like nearly a given. In contrast to the 440ppi densities we see on smaller full HD screens, that would give this component something closer to 340ppi.
As you can see from the pic, it’s not so obscenely large that you’d struggle to hold the device, assuming that its frame doesn’t add too much to the model’s width, but it could still be a bit of an adjustment.
For now, we don’t have any rumors on the hardware details for the electronics that might accompany this display, but we’d imagine Sony would want the handset to run something pretty darn high-end.