Given the mysterious codename ‘Sirius’, Sony’s latest smartphone is expected to be unveiled to the world at the Mobile World Congress in February. If the rumors are true, we can expect the company’s first smartphone with the ability to shoot 4K videos.
According to avid Sony mobile enthusiast Xperia Blog, the latest smartphone will feature a whole host of impressively updated new features, such as a 5.2-inch LCD screen, 3GB of RAM, and a 2.3GHz quadcore CPU. There are no confirmations for these specs yet, but Sony is bound to announce their next smartphone to no small amount of fanfare, which makes February’s Congress in Barcelona a likely candidate for the announcement.
With updates being made to video streaming and sharing on sites like YouTube and services like Netflix, 4K is touted to be the next big thing in online videos and amateur filming. Aside from offering impressive 4K camera resolution which most smartphones can’t even display properly, Sony’s latest offering is also said to have an interesting ‘Timeshift video’ feature. If rumors are to be believed, Timeshift will allow users to film in 4K before applying slow motion effects to their recordings.
If you’re thinking of making the jump to a reliable digital camera, you might just want to consider waiting for Sony’s Sirius to put the 4K video tools right onto your phone.
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