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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 @ 2012-11-17 00:05 from Rn6R - click to readSony have already said they will start to out source most of it's smartphone manufacturing to China before mind 2013 so that will make it a MADE IN CHINA SONY = SONY. Please prove me wrong all you have to do is read more news items about Sony.

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  • 2012-11-17 10:41
  • 3Wkv

the second pr line interests me more.. imagine a sony 7 inch tab with the xperia tablet design, tegra 3, ir blaster, micro sd/full sd card slot, a rear camera, and with andro 4.2..... killer device, I betcha

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  • 2012-11-17 10:40
  • vbJ6

> In reply to @@ @ 2012-11-16 23:41 from P@1G - click to readWell, my first mobile phone was a SE K700i, and it was repaired 3 times! It had charging problems. Anyway I have to admit that I used a K800i as well, and that worked perfectly. My sister had a SE W700i, and that had some problems as well.

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  • 2012-11-17 10:34
  • 0UuG

If Sony want to release a true flagship, they should work on A15 based quad core chipsets (now forget old quad krait) and bring atleast jellybean 4.2 out of the box. Their rivals already started all of this. Sony always beat all in design so no matter there. Ahh! i forget about battery... the weakness of Sony. Please bring LARGE (more than 2500 mAh) battery.

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  • 2012-11-17 10:24
  • ttc1

> In reply to SOURCE @ 2012-11-17 07:06 from y$b0 - click to readYes, thats true. Sony should work on A15 based chipset phones with jb 4.2 atleast to show rivalry to samsung or apple.

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  • 2012-11-17 09:22
  • tUpb

About time.

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  • 2012-11-17 09:19
  • nEd0

Too late, without any innovation it could be a disaster

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  • 2012-11-17 08:47
  • X0}t

Lol, as soon as they launch a device against S3 next year, S4 will be there! Whats the point in chasing!!!

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  • 2012-11-17 08:38
  • uRB9

dony worry sony i never buy a samsung or apple phone i want buy xperia tx or v

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  • 2012-11-17 08:05
  • HIdw

> In reply to techk @ 2012-11-17 07:30 from v$DU - click to readCurrent info being tossed around on XDA and esato state the battery is not final, but could be anywhere between 2400 and 3000

It should also be noted that with its white magic display, that will help a lot in saving battery life as it won't have to work as hard to create a bright image. Not to mention it has the additional benefit of being able to be very usable in daylight, like the Xperia P

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  • 2012-11-17 07:38
  • q}mb

Whatever sony is planning it should have atleast 2100 mah battery to give a head on competition to others, hardware specs are fine n cam is always is always best when it come to sony.

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  • 2012-11-17 07:30
  • v$DU

sony needs to have all of their phones ip67 certified; dual core, quad core, single core or low level. enjoying sony xperia acro s here! a very good phone

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  • 2012-11-17 07:08
  • PAWh

Still they give the worst Support ever, they will never compete this two phones

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  • 2012-11-17 07:06
  • fvK7

isnt it a bit too late to compete with Galaxy S3?
Samsung is working on Galaxy S4 & Note 3 HD.....just saying

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  • 2012-11-17 07:06
  • y$b0

> In reply to Vasi.khan @ 2012-11-17 06:47 from U@mj - click to readPeople really aren't understanding what he's trying to say. His intentions aren't that this new phone is designed completely to compete with only the iPhone 5 and GS3. He means that it's intended to be an ultra premium device that upon its launch will compete with the GS3 and iPhone 5 because those will still be the biggest phones on the market at the time. The new Sony flagship will completely crap all over those 2 phones, and we'll have to wait see how it competes with the next gen of Samsung and Apple.

Sad to see so many sites take a simple comment, show it in the wrong light and then the masses harp on it to make it even worse. While this particular article wasn't one of the worse offenders, it didn't exactly go out of its way to make clear what the intent was behind the quote.

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  • 2012-11-17 07:03
  • q}mb

Horrible company..No care for its customers and no service and product support. Only fools and also only who get fooled once will buy their products. Goodbye Sony and hope GOD HELPS YOU.

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  • 2012-11-17 06:58
  • KFPH

Sounds funny that they are Working on a flagship to compete with GS3,
By the time they bring it out the GS4 will already be out and they will be left with an outdated device to fight with.

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  • 2012-11-17 06:47
  • U@mj

> In reply to posthc @ 2012-11-17 03:58 from RY%b - click to readWell, Sony if u really want 2 come out on tops you'd best launch a product which will rival the likes of Galaxy S4 or outdo it, not the S3 as the S3 will alrdy b abt an year old by then! You used 2 b a pioneer in all forms of electronics, it's time you reinivented yourselves in the smartphone arena!

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  • 2012-11-17 06:44
  • vwvi

Sony is working on a new smartphone with a gorgeous 6.8-in screen

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  • 2012-11-17 06:04
  • inEh

With that ugly and boxy home screen and launcher? It will not sell, Sony.

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  • 2012-11-17 06:00
  • PFBp

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