Sony Xperia G Live Snapshot and Specifications Leaked Online; Expected to House 8.0-MP Camera

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By Rohit KVN | February 15, 2014 9:07 PM EST

For last few months, we have been hearing that Sony is prepping a new flagship model Xperia Z2 (aka Sirius). Now a new report has surfaced that the Japanese firm is also working on an affordable handset Xperia G.

Twitter tipster, @ViziLeaks has posted the alleged snapshot of Xperia G placed below the recently launched high-end handset, Xperia Z1 Mini. In the picture, the two devices look almost identical in terms of outer contour design, and the only difference is that the Xperia G features camera (with LED flash) at the centre (top), unlike its premium sibling, which houses a camera at the top-left corner. [To view the photo, click here]

Sony Xperia G reportedly flaunts a 4.8-inch display (expect HD: 720x1280p resolution), 1GB RAM, 8GB inbuilt memory, 8.0-megapixel camera (with LED flash) and support LTE connectivity. Since the phone is touted to be a mid-range phone, it will not boast of the IP based water-resistant certifications like we see in all the high-end Xperia phones.

By the looks of the specifications, Sony might use Xperia G as a competitor to Motorola's recently launched Moto G. In India, this feature-rich mid-range smartphone received an overwhelming response from the public. The reaction was such that the smartphone stocks ran out within minutes (15 minutes, to be precise) after going on sale at an online store.

 [Also read: Moto G (16GB) Stocks Arrive in India; Delivery of Units to Begin Soon]

Rumor has it that Xperia G might make its debut along with big Xperia Z2 later this month at the upcoming MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2014, Barcelona (24-27 February).

Rumoured specifications of Sony Xperia G:

Model

Sony Xperia G

Display

4.8-inch screen (most probably HD: 720p x1280p)

OS

Most likely to ship with Android KitKat (or at least v4.3 Jelly Bean)

RAM

1GB

Storage capacity

8GB

Camera

Main: 8.0-megapixel camera with LED flash

Add-ons

LTE network support, (no IP based water resistant certifications)

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Logos of Sony Corp. are seen at an electronics store in Tokyo October 31, 2013. Sony Corp cut its full-year profit targets and posted a net loss for the September quarter as its struggling TV operation fell back into the red, highlighting the difficulties it faces restoring its electronic hardware operation to profit.
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