The successor of Sony’s Xperia Z1, codenamed “Sirius” will be able to record 4K video with slow motion effects.
Sony is preparing a new Xperia smartphone, codenamed “Sirius” with an advanced camera, which will support 4K video capture. The alleged Xperia Z2 will come with Android 4.4.2 KitKat and seems to be the successor of the Xperia Z1.
As usual in search of new Sony products coming in, Xperia Blog has managed to get some screenshots that clearly show the software running on the smartphone. The UI seems a combination of transparent layers while there is a Simple Home launcher — very similar to the Easy Mode of Samsung – with large text and icons for better readability. However, the most of exclusive features are apps, specifically designed for the camera that will allow you to take photographs and capture high-quality videos.
These apps include support for 4K video recording at a high frame rate, even with the ability to apply slow motion effects through a feature called Timeshift Video.
Among other features, the new Xperia includes an intelligent call management that allows you to control phone calls without touching the screen. For example: Just bring the phone close to your ear to pick the call or shake to refuse it.
Hardware wise, the phone is rumored to feature a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.3 GHz with Adreno 330 GPU and 3GB of RAM. Apparently, there will be new stereo speakers to improve the audio while other tech specs should include 16GB of internal storage expandable via micro SD card, and a 20.7-megapixel camera.
Sony hasn’t yet provided any confirmation about the development of such a smartphone, but according to reports, it’s more likely to be presented officially during the 2014 Mobile World Congress, to be held in Barcelona in February.