Sony’s next smartphone, codenamed “D6503” or “Sirius”, will boast 4K video recording, according to Xperia Blog.
“The Sony D6503 ‘Sirius’ will support 4K video recording, a feature that was much rumoured for the Xperia Z1 ‘Honami’ last summer,” it said.
Sirius, which clearly looks like a successor to the Xperia Z1, will feature Android 4.4.2 KitKat. It will also have advanced camera software and hardware that is capable of 4K video recording.
Its “Timeshift video” feature allows users to record high frame-rate videos and subsequently apply slow motion effects, while its “smart call handling” feature enables users to manage upcoming calls without even touching the smartphone’s screen.
Shaking the phone means that you are rejecting the call, while bringing it to your ear means that you will be answering the call. Placing the phone face down will set it to mute.
Other notable features include a built-in answering machine, activation of the screen by double tapping, smart backlight control and new personalisation options.
On the hardware side, stereo speakers at the top and bottom will provide a major improvement over the Z1’s unimpressive sound.
Moreover, the handset will also feature a 5.2-inch 1080p screen, a Qualcomm MSM8974AB chipset, 3GB of RAM and a 2.3GHz quad-core processor.
Much like the current Z1, the phone’s rear camera offers a resolution of 20.7 megapixels. However, details regarding the sensor’s physical size were not provided.
Observers note that Sony’s move towards 4K video recording makes sense considering the strong showing at CES of 4K TVs and devices.
If the rumours turn out to be true, Sony’s new smartphone will join the ranks of 4K-capable smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.