By Stephen Schenck | January 20, 2014 1:21 PM
Over the weekend we checked out some images purporting to be Sony’s upcoming model D6503, expected to be the Xperia Z2. The series of imagery offered a fantastic look at the phone’s external hardware, but we were just as intrigued by what we didn’t get: the source promised that new pics would be forthcoming, revealing the Android’s UI. Those new images are now available, and beyond just showing Sony’s skin, one also attempts to confirm a few of the phone’s specifications.
For instance, we sure seem to be looking at a Snapdragon 800, that 20.7-megapixel main camera, and the 3GB of RAM we heard rumored. While the presence of virtual buttons queers the screen measurement a little, a 5.2-inch size appears to be similarly supported here. The only real upset (if you can call it that) is the use of a 1080p panel rather than 2560 x 1440, but that was always a bit shaky to begin with.
While this is an older Jelly Bean build of the D6503′s software, the phone will reportedly launch with Android 4.4.2. That should also bring with it some minor UI changes, but this could still be very close to how the phone ultimately arrives. We’ve been talking about a possible MWC launch, and so with a little luck we could have our hands on this guy in just a month’s time.
Assuming these specs are accurate, what do you think of Sony’s effort? Is it enough of an improvement over the Z1, or were you hoping for something more?
Update: Hah! Check this out: apparently the phone’s pre-release software detects the presence of benchmarking apps like AnTuTu and warns the user about the potential consequences of running such software.