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Sony working on a direct rival to the iPhone 5, Galaxy SIII

16 November, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Sony working on a direct rival to the iPhone 5, Galaxy SIII - read the full textSony is working on a high-end Android smartphone, ready to take on the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy SIII. Best of all, the company will have it on display at CES and MWC next year. "In the near future we'll finish a flagship model, which will be able to compete with Apple's iPhone and...


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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-16 17:39 from mXTa - click to readMore than enough processing power for what? For your current needs? What about for your needs 5 years ago, did you say the same back then? Its like you are assuming that there will be no new things to use phones for in the future and that everything is going to stagnate.

I think we should know better by now, even if we cannot imagine what the near future will bring its still gonna happen, progress is not slowing down but speeding up. Thats why im afrai sony will be too late, when they are out with Yuga/Odin the performance norm will already be taken to new heights by quad A15 exynos with mali604, quad krait is going to be old news before sonys new flagship can reach the stores.

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  • 2012-11-16 18:00
  • vaNH

> In reply to Advice @ 2012-11-16 17:13 from fwVa - click to readthey're comparing with xperia T and TX because those are the latest available to compete in the top class in spite of the T and TX clearly losing in the competition with Galaxy S3 and Iphone 5.. that's the only choice Sony has right now..

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  • 2012-11-16 17:55
  • PS6s

the real rival is already there, Lumia 920, don't search.

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  • 2012-11-16 17:52
  • 3f1E

Sony you are late.....again.

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  • 2012-11-16 17:45
  • IV%w

you're might kill the ip5 and sgs3 but by the time it go to the market both companies will have ip5s and sgs4...always 1 step behind...don't misunderstood, I using an xperia now but if sony really want to be a serious competitor...please release phone with something different like having xenon flash..bring back all those glory day with Walkman and cybershot...

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  • 2012-11-16 17:42
  • IVDu

> In reply to Advice @ 2012-11-16 17:13 from fwVa - click to readstop being ignorant for a moment and tell me what is that iphone 5 has more than xperia s? better screen ? no chanse better camera ? no chanse better looks NO chanse richer video and audio format no chanse so please men shut up .

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  • 2012-11-16 17:41
  • gC7r

Sony were named XDA's OEM of 2012 annd another recent study ranked them #3 in terms ofsales (though different studies say different).

The thing that others here don't seem to get is that we don't really need better specs than a GSIII or iPhone 5 as we already have more than enough processing power -- Sony phones are usually priced better, better designed, better software, and better attitudes to developers than Samdung.

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  • 2012-11-16 17:39
  • mXTa

Mean while apple and samsung develop the iPhone 5s(6) and S4 which sony plays catch up.

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  • 2012-11-16 17:38
  • RwL1

dumb. why compete when you can exceed?

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  • 2012-11-16 17:36
  • uuxx

> In reply to memo @ 2012-11-16 16:48 from dTv{ - click to readagree! smoother, more premium , best screens and cameras! all talking about iphone5s yes it will bring you an improved resolution ! ( less than retina lol , improved only for aple) new lighting cable sold at 100$ new box design , scratcheable good looking aluminium! more bugs and downgrades with ios7 and a price very well competing : 2000$ lol!

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  • 2012-11-16 17:25
  • MDVw

With sd slot and 2GB of Ram, at least... Would be nice IP57 or IP67, depends on size...

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  • 2012-11-16 17:24
  • Jnh@

By the time they release it, there will be a Galaxy SIV that won't only be about the specs but also about features.

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  • 2012-11-16 17:24
  • sp35

> In reply to sil @ 2012-11-16 16:52 from nDPx - click to readKrait is a custom architecture. Qualcomm got a license on the A15 design from ARM, but developed an arch from their own wich still can work on the set of instructions an A15 would.

However, even when it behaves close to an A15 while processing instructions, physical and electronic design differences have traditionally made true Cortex designs much better. Looking at how the Exynos 5250 stacks against the Dual Krait (the 'equivalent' Qualcomm design) this is also true for the A15 chips.

As of yet, the Nexus 10 and Samsung Chromebook will be the first two devices sporting an A15 SoC (Exynos 5250). Let's hope OMAP 5 and Tegra 4 join the party soon too.

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  • 2012-11-16 17:19
  • 8IH$

That didn't half make me chuckle...

This is EXACTLY what's wrong with Sony phones...

If I've said it once, I've said it again - they're always peddling last year's technology, today.

A direct rival to iphone 5 / Galaxy 3? The Galaxy 4 is around the corner and the iphone 5 was nothing really to shout about... And HTC are really going to up their game after the muted sales of the One X...

I think this is Sony's last chance, they get this wrong (bearing in mind Sammy are about to announce / likely to launch 5" 1080p screens next year) - Sony need to up the ante, not just play along...

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  • 2012-11-16 17:17
  • GjjS

so next year will be the battle of 5 inch phones! and does that mean galaxy note 3 will have a 6" screen? having said that, i hope for sony's success. the more the merrier and hope they don't price it too expensive which most sony's products are.

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  • 2012-11-16 17:16
  • t7Xr

You cannot take great performance like iphone 5 with s4 pro on 1080p resolution ... They must upgrade cpu and gpu if they want performance as a rival.

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  • 2012-11-16 17:15
  • JLHp

Very strange.... Sony admitted that its phones can't compete with with the Iphone and the galaxy sIII and still Sony fan boys live in deniel.... They still comparing the out dated xperia s, t and tx with the top market phones, they don't stop at just comparing but they even imagine that their phones are better than the iphone, the galaxy, the HTC x and the LG optimus.............................. Waaaaaake uuppppp.......

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  • 2012-11-16 17:13
  • fwVa

wellcome to soney,inshallah this competition enrich the phone technolodge.we hope the consumer will get more developed phone in future.may this compitetion effict on the phone market.

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  • 2012-11-16 17:13
  • uNVC

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-16 16:31 from nIrS - click to readwell said bro, but the fact is that sony will never ever learn, even if they provide latest hardware they will provide a last gen software or version of android n spoil all the fun, i think u remember that even though ics is released long back sony released thier 2012 flagship model xperis s on "gingerbread"n thier update process of software is painfully slow. i would never ever lay my hands on a sony phone in the near future if they continue like this,

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  • 2012-11-16 17:10
  • U2dF

psp fone!

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  • 2012-11-16 17:09
  • K6mw

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