Sony to launch entry-level 5-inch smartphone with quad-core CPU: Report

Remember, we recently told you about the reports of MediaTek quad-core processor powered Sony smartphone; well, new details have emerged for the same. According to a report in Digitimes, this Sony smartphone will come with 5-inch display and will be launched in the third quarter of 2013.

Sony Xperia E

Sony’s Xperia E smartphone

Given the recent launches of Xperia SP and Xperia L smartphones, the third-quarter release of this unnamed Sony smartphone seems about right.

Digitimes wrote:

Sony plans to roll out a 5-inch entry-level model in the third quarter, which is likely to be powered by a MediaTek quad-core processor and manufactured by Arima, indicated the industry sources.

A recent report had suggested that Sony has ordered MediaTek’s quad-core MT6589 chip solutions and the same are expected to be used in this Sony phone.

The entry-level and mid-range phablet market is turning out to be quite lucrative in the emerging markets like India and Samsung has already realised that and launched Galaxy Grand in mid-range. So, it seems right for Sony to also jump in the segment.

The rumoured Sony smartphone is reportedly being made by Taiwanese OEM Arima Communications, which has also reportedly manufactured Sony’s Xperia E smartphone.

Apart from the 5-inch display, no other details about this Sony phablet are known right now, but we expect to hear more in the coming days.