There have been rumors abound that the Sony C660X Yuga smartphone will be constructed with a glass body instead of the standard hard plastic. Images even surfaced of the device in two variations (C650X Odin, and C660X Yuga), which confirmed the glass chassis rumor. According to Phone Arena, inside sources have confirmed that the devices will be using Dragontrail glass panels.
Asahi's Dragontrail glass, like Corning's Gorilla glass, is reinforced and incredibly durable. In fact, Dragontrail has an excellent scratch resistance, exceptional hardness rating and is remarkably light and thin, making it the ideal candidate for shell material.
Hardened glass bodies have been around for a while now, starting with the early days of the iPhone and moving on to bigger and better handsets over time. Like any other technology, the toughened glass compound has also improved over time allowing for many different handling techniques.
Hopefully, the glass chassis for the Odin and Yuga will be strong enough to withstand various real world conditions. Especially considering there are reports of the Nexus 4 frame cracking from temperature changes. Apparently, one user rested his Nexus 4 on a cold countertop after using it for some time, because of the disparity in warm temperatures from extended use as well as cold temperatures from the counter, the rear glass casing cracked. Hopefully, Sony's use of Dragontrail will prove more beneficial to the new handsets than harmful.
A new report suggests that the C660X will be using a Samsung Exynos processor, among several other features. Here, is the complete list:
- Samsung Exynos 5 Quad
- 3 GB
- 5 inch OLED display FHD
- 128GB ROM
- 16 megapixel
- 3000mAh battery
- Water / Dust resistant
- IR blaster
These specs were given by forum user 'piercewei' on the IT168 forum site. Of course, they do seem a tad exaggerated seeing as we have yet to see a smartphone with 3GB of RAM but when coupled with the 5 inch screen and quad core processor it makes sense.
What actually catches my eye is that 128GB of internal storage. Holy hell that's unbelievable!
Personally, I don't understand why phones come bundled with smaller storage sizes because storage is such an essential part of their function these days. Almost everyone, uses their smartphone for media, games and other content which can burn up a considerable amount of space. Frankly 8-32GB isn't cutting it anymore. Having more storage space in a phone like this, just makes it much more convincing as a daily driver, provided it is also outfitted with sufficient hardware, of course.
Also, there's that 5 inch screen size again. It's looking more and more like phablets will be the new standard in the mobile hemisphere.
Regardless, it's crucial to understand that all of this information is just an elegant rumor at this time. These statistics and features are obviously subject to change before the handsets are released.