Sony working on a Galaxy SIII, iPhone 5 rival

Sony isn’t exactly known for its trend-setting handsets that customers line up to buy. The Japanese manufacturer has released some decent game-themed Android phones, but it hasn’t achieved the market success of Samsung or Apple.

This is a reality that Sony’s CVP of Sales and Marketing, Dennis van Schie, hints at when he promises that Sony is working on the flagship phone it doesn’t yet have. Financial Times quotes van Schie as saying, “We will create in the near future a flagship model that can compete with Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy S III.”

Though he didn’t give details on the phone, it’s possible that van Schie is referring to the Sony Yuga, a 5-inch handset recently spotted in the wild. The over-sized handset is rumored to include a 1080P display, a quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 12-megapixel camera. If it materializes, the Yuga could be unveiled at CES or Mobile World Congress early next year.

[Via Phone Arena and Financial Times Deutschland]


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