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Sony 6.44-inch 1080p smartphone in the works?

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A leaked component photograph suggests that Sony could be developing a huge smartphone-tablet hybrid with a 6.44-inch display.

The above picture was leaked onto Chinese-language Digi-Wo forum. The person that provided the image of the outer screen component claims that it's for a Sony smartphone with a 6.44-inch 1080p display.

Sony recently launched the 5-inch Sony Xperia Z at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, but that 'only' sported a 5-inch 1080p display. This seems set to trump the likes of the 5.5-inch Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and - more pertinently - the apparently 6.3-inch Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

Whether this device proves to be fake or real - or even a prototype that never makes it to market - it certainly adopts the same design approach that Sony has been taking with the aforementioned Sony Xperia Z and the recently revealed Sony Xperia Tablet Z. It has the same minimalistic rectangular slab appearance.

There have been no corroborating reports to suggest that this mystery Sony device is close to a release, so even if accurate we might not be seeing the device launched any time soon.

Having said that, we'll be keeping our eyes peeled for an oversized Sony smartphone at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which kicks off in a little over a month.

What do you think? Would a Sony-made super-sized smartphone appeal to you? Or does their current black-rectangle design approach leave you cold next to Samsung's curvy offerings? Let us know via the Trusted Reviews Twitter and Facebook feeds, or simply use the comments box below.

Via: Engadget

meerkat82

January 22, 2013, 9:22 am

I personally feel 1080p for a 5" screen is overkill (300 dpi is enough) so any larger screen to take advantage of that high resolution is welcome, although a 6.5" screen itself may also be overkill

282828

January 22, 2013, 1:56 pm

A 6.5" screen is absolutely overkill. 6" maybe 6.3" is the max, if the bezel is very thin.

Toni F

January 22, 2013, 4:01 pm

Waaaaaaaayyyyyyy to BIG! Seriously the phone manufactures need to stop it already! 6.3 should be the max! Feels like we're going back to 80's just bring phone booths back if we're going to have these big a** cell phones again. I'm done 5.5 screen is big enough for me.

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