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Sony Sirius specs surface ahead of big reveal at MWC 2014

By Simon Thomas on 14th January 2014

Sony Xperia Z Waterproof

Sony's next flagship smartphone set to be bigger and better!

 

Sony have been making a huge splash with their range of waterproof Xperia smartphones and it all began with the launch of the Xperia Z (pictured above). Since then they've released its successor, the Xperia Z1 and earlier this week they've unveiled the smaller 4.3-inch Xperia Z1 Compact, which is taking aim at Apple's iPhone range.

 

However, they are far from content and are already busy working on their next flagship smartphone, which is code-named the Sony Sirious. The smartphone, which is likely to land as the Xperia Z2, is due to be unveiled at next months Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which begins on February 24th.

 

But details of Sony's new flagship smartphone have already begun emerging online with the usually-reliable Twitter user EVLeaks retweeting a specification posted by AndroidSAS. So what have we learnt about the Sony Sirius and how does it improve on its predecessor?

 

Well, the Sony Sirious has a slightly larger 5.2 inch touch-screen (compared to the 5-inch Xperia Z1) which will run at a whopping 2560 x 1440 resolution. That would give the smartphone a staggering 564 pixel-per-inch rating beating out the Xperia Z1's 440ppi.

 

The display will also be the first to feature Sony's new 'Mobile Bravia 3' engine, delivering even better colour reproduction, contrast and sharpness. And it'll also be enclosed in a waterproof super-slim design which is likely to improve on the already stunning Xperia Z1.

 

The tentatively-titled Xperia Z2 will also adopt the same 20.7 mega-pixel Exmor RS camera as its predecessor and will come with a whopping 3700mAH battery. No details on the power and performance were revealed, but EVLeaks did sneak in that it'll use the MSM8974AB SoC - so potentially we could be looking at a Snapdragon 2.3 GHz quad-core processor.

 

Sony's Sirius will be unveiled late next month at MWC 2014 where it's expected to go head-to-head with Samsung's Galaxy S5 and HTC's M8 (or HTC One Two). Which of the smartphones do you think will come out on top? Let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment below.

 

Did you know that Sony have unveiled two new smartphones this week?

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