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Sony Yuga will be the Sony Xperia Z on release

The past few weeks have seen us riddled with bits of information surrounding the supposed 5-inch Sony Yuga Android smartphone, and with the time nearing on 2013 more information is coming.

It’s looking like the Sony Yuga will actually be hitting our shelves as the sleekly named Sony Xperia Z as the new leader of the Sony Android pack.

Since the name Yuga popped up we all considered the name to be a codename as Yuga doesn’t currently fit in with the current line-up of smartphones (most notably Sony’s new one letter moniker system), as other handsets in the recent Sony Android range have been called the Xperia T, Xperia S and Xperia J.

The leak comes courtesy of Xperia blog, who claim that a “source, who has provided credible information over at XDA in the past” has said that the Yuga will in fact be called the Sony Xperia Z. The source continued by stating “the Xperia Z will be both water and dust resistant supporting an Ingress Protection (IP) rating of IP55 and IP57 (similar to the Xperia Acro S and Xperia V). The final dimensions of the Xperia Z will be 139 x 71 x 7.9mm.

So this adds another nice bit of information to the facts we have already, including the phone’s 5-inch 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution display and quad-core Qualcomm APQ8064 chipset with Adreno 320 graphics.

If reports are correct then Xperia Z will go head to head with BlackBerry’s similarly named incoming BB10-running device, the BlackBerry Z10. However, with Sony already being on a roll with its Android OS handsets – the Xperia T is excellent – Sony may take the crown in the best Z-named phone.