Sony Entry-Level 5 inch Smartphone

Sony Entry-Level 5 inch Smartphone

After launching a series of mid-range smart phones such as Xperia E, Xperia L and Xperia SP, the Japanese vendor, Sony, is reported to be planning another launch of a budget friendly Smartphone, which will be an entry-level phone of the company. Well, there is no confirmation right now but according to news from the trusted sources, it is found that Sony has ordered MediaTek quad-core processors which might be used in upcoming entry level models. 

According to a report in Digitimes, this Sony smartphone will come with 5-inch display and will be launched in the third quarter of 2013.Given the recent launches of Peoria SP and Peoria L smartphones, the third-quarter release of this unnamed Sony smartphone seems about right.

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Digitimes wrote:

Sony plans to roll out a 5-inch entry-level model in the third quarter, which is likely to be powered by a MediaTek quad-core processor and manufactured by Arima, indicated the industry sources.

A recent report had suggested that Sony has ordered MediaTek’s quad-core MT6589 chip solutions and the same are expected to be used in this Sony phone. The entry-level and mid-range phablet market is turning out to be quite lucrative in the emerging markets like India and Samsung has already realised that and launched Galaxy Grand in mid-range. So, it seems right for Sony to also jump in the segment.

The rumoured Sony smartphone is reportedly being made by Taiwanese OEM Arima Communications, which has also reportedly manufactured Sony’s Xperia E smartphone.Apart from the 5-inch display, no other details about this Sony phablet are known right now, but we expect to hear more in the coming days.

 

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