While the battle is as intense as ever amongst the flagship devices of various OEMs, it looks like all the players have suddenly realised the importance of mid tier segment. Call it the fire that was kindled by the likes of Moto G, but suddenly most of the OEMs are giving the mid tier the importance it has always deserved. We recently saw the likes of HTC promise devices across the segments while Lenovo, Samsung, Nokia etc have benefitted tremendously by having competitive devices in the lower and budget sections.
However, one brand you do not really associate with lot of budget things is Sony. There is no doubt that Sony is one of the best when it comes to producing hardware that is a treat to the eye and skin alike. As a result, despite a few budget devices such as Xperia J, M etc, Sony has always been the high end player given the wide differential in these devices in terms of build and specs. It looks like at MWC, this just might change with Sony set to announce the Xperia G.
The device has been leaked out by Vizileaks, which is considered to be one of the most reliable sources in the past with extensive first hand information about the Lumia 1020 before anyone else. From the leaked images, it looks like the Xperia G will be taking massive design cues from the Xperia Z1 but there are clear indications the device is a budget phone.
The metal chassis looks to have been replaed by a more plastic body. There is a dedicated camera shutter button on the side while the power lock unlock button remains the same on the side. The device is not waterproof as clearly mentioned in the leak. It is being speculated that the phone has a Snapdragon 400 SoC at it’s heart and a 1 GB of RAM with 8 GB internal memory.
The display on the phone is about 4.8 inch with 720P resolution. If these specs are right, the phone will fit in between the size of the Xperia Z1 and the Xperia Z1 compact which is a sweet spot. There is obviously no wording on the price of the device yet, but with MWC coming up soon, hopefully it would not be a long wait.