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New Leaked Images of Xperia ZU Appear; Show Off Super-Sensitive Touchscreen

June 14, 2013 - Written By Tom Dawson

It seems that nobody is impervious to media leaks these days and Sony is fast becoming a company known for their leaks. In the past week we’ve heard so much about this upcoming phone from Sony that we may as well write-up an announcement post here and now. Of course, that’s a little cynical of us, nothing is confirmed right now and who knows? The Japanese company may well have a surprise in store for us. We’ve had the specs of the device leak, and we’ve seen an image already – now some fresh images have leaked out.

This time around, the images show off how sensitive this new Xperia’s touchscreen really is. Whoever it is taking the photos drew a heart with a pencil on a piece of paper with the smartphone underneath it and lo and behold – the heart was on the touchscreen as well. While this isn’t terribly exciting news or anything, it does give credence to the rumor that this device is going to be shipping with pen-input, something we’ve been hearing for a long time now. For all intents and purposes this is starting to look like Sony’s answer to the Galaxy Note. Let’s take a look at those specs again, shall we?

  • 6.44-inch IPS LCD display (1920 x 1080) with 342ppi
  • 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor
  • 2GB of installed RAM
  • 16GB internal storage capacity with MicroSD expansion slot (up to 64GB)
  • 8MP rear facing camera (Sony Exmor RS sensor), with 1.3MP front facing
  • 3,000mAh non-removable battery

The size of the device alone suggests that Sony is going after Samsung’s Note line but, the question is can they go after Samsung on the software front? Love it or hate it, TouchWiz has a lot of added value when it comes to the S-Pen, with apps that get the most out of the pen-input and offer users some real productivity tools. Sony have often kept their skin close to that of stock Android, so it will be interesting to see just what Sony can bring to the table with the Xperia ZU.