By Stephen Schenck | April 29, 2013 3:39 PM
Gaga? Dogo? When it comes to codenames attached to rumored Sony Xperia smartphones, we’ve heard some pretty unusual monikers. Today we get some new gossip about two such models, as well as some upcoming Sony display tech.
Let’s start with Togari, because that’s one name we’ve heard a couple times before. Last we heard, Togari was supposed to be a big 6.4-inch 1080p phablet. Today we don’t get any new info on its specs, but do hear a little about its supposed design. According to someone claiming to be a tester, Togari will share many design cues with the Xperia Z. It should be quite thin, could have a glass back panel, and may be available in both black and white. Sony may be launching the phone sometime in July.
Honami sounds a little more mainstream, not to mention quite high-end. Sony might wait for the Snapdragon 800 to become available, though that could conflict with rumors that this one could also launch (at least in Asia) in July. The phone would purportedly have a five-inch 1080p screen, along with a high-res 20-megapixel main camera backed by Carl Zeiss optics. A special audio processing chip could also give Honami some exceptional aural prowess.
Separate from word of these two models, there’s been talk about Sony crafting a new “Triluminos” tech for its display panels. The end result would be screens that can display a wider than usual color gamut, but we’re a little unclear about the system itself. It’s described as a series of filters that change a white backlight into an RGB backlight, but that doesn’t sound fundamentally different from how traditional LCDs function – if we’re just moving the colored filters from the LCD elements to the backlight itself, that shouldn’t affect the color gamut any. Clearly, we need to hear more about this system.