Devices News Sony Xperia, , , — January 23, 2014 23:53 — 0 Comments

Sony set to launch smartphone with 4K video recording capability

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The Sony Xperia Z1 has a 20MP rear camera

Ultra HD video next big thing for smartphone cameras as Sony follows rival Samsung with 4K recording capabilities


Rumours that Sony are about to launch a new handset with 4K video recording as standard are growing after a significant leak on Xperia Blog.

Codenamed ‘Sirius’, the new smartphone will run on Android 4.4.2 KitKat and could be officially announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month.

If reports are correct then Sony’s new handset will rival the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 for 4K-capabilities.

Ultra HD video, commonly known as 4K, has approximately twice the horizontal and vertical resolution of current HD screens.

Apart from ultra high-definition video, the Sony’s new ‘D6503’ smartphone will also feature a 5.2-inch 1080p screen, 3GB of RAM, a Qualcomm MSM8974AB chipset and 2.3GHz quad-core processor, according to reports.

The rear camera will have a resolution of 20.7 megapixels which is pretty much the same as the resolution on the recently released The Sony Xperia Z1.

Another new feature reported by Xperia Blog is ‘Timeshift video’,  similar to slow motion video on the iPhone 5S which captures video at 120 frames per second in 720p, with slow-mo effects added after.

4K TVs and devices were given a strong show at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas where Sony also launched a consumer-grade 4K camcorder, reports cnet.com

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