After some intriguing screenshots were leaked, smartphone fans started raving about Sony's D6503, aka "Sirius." The phone, which will somewhat resemble the Xperia Z1 pictured above, is expected to boast some powerful photography capabilities. Here are some of the juiciest rumors we've heard so far.
1. 16 Megapixel Camera, 4K Video
Will Sony's next flagship smartphone include 4K video recording? http://t.co/mghKycZ2tA
— CNET (@CNET) January 21, 2014
If you use your smartphone primarily as a tool for capturing photos and videos, then the Sirius phone is gonna hit you right in the sweet spot. Hot Hardware reports that the Sirius phone will have native 4K video support, plus a 16 megapixel camera. However, other sources say the camera will actually be 20.7 megapixels. Users can expect features like Steady Shot, geotagging, touch capture, and a photo editing suite.
2. Fast, Powerful Processors
— VR-Zone (@vrzone) January 30, 2014
According to Android Authority, the Sony D6503 will have not one, but two processors. The device will have a 2.3GHz Qualcomm MSM8974AB CPU, as well as an Adreno 330 GPU. Oh, and 3 gigs of RAM.
3. The Sirius Name Will Likely Be Dropped
Sony Sirius (2014 flagship) tipped for MWC debut: 5.2-inch display, MSM8974AB SoC, and a home on Verizon in the US.
— @evleaks (@evleaks) January 7, 2014
Between satellite radio companies, famous characters from "Harry Potter," and dozens of other potential points of confusion, most people expect that the "Sirius" phone won't actually hit stores with that name attached. Insiders like The Droid Guy expect this codename for the phone to be replaced by something like "the Xperia Z2."
4. Better Battery Life
Interesting how slow (in light of Moore's Law) innovation on battery life & size has been; we need a game-changer: http://t.co/mGezo0ilXH
— John Saveland (@johnsaveland) February 7, 2014
In their rumor round-up about the Sirius phone, UberGizmo notes that the phone is expected to get a boost in the battery life department. They predict an increase from 3,000mAh to "a whopping 3,700mAh."
5. Water-Resistant Design
The coolest gadget every bathroom should have. Equip ur shower curtain with a waterproof pocket for your smartphone.http://t.co/nJD6AQQmk7
— Jack Mull (@J4CKMULL) January 27, 2014
Softpedia thinks it's likely that the Z2 will have the same water-resistant design features as the Z1 line. That's great news for smartphone fans who don't want to cover the sleek lines of this phone with a bulky, waterproof case.