Sony's “Xperia-plus-a-letter” naming strategy for its phones is mercifully restricted by the fact that there are just 26 characters to choose from before it has to rethink things – unless of course it starts doubling up, as Lewis helpfully suggested recently.
In the meantime, though, one of the decreasing number of options still open seems to have been removed with the rumour that the upcoming Sony “Odin” will go on sale bearing the name Xperia X.
That follows the recent confirmation that the “Yuga” will bear the title Xperia Z once it emerges. We mention that because by and large they're the same device – on the inside, anyway.
You see the Xperia X (that's the Odin, remember) will in effect be the international variant of the US-headed Xperia Z, boasting a similar spec but a different chassis, which we assume is the reason for giving it a different name in the first place. Well, that's if a post on Chinese tech site IT168 (translated) is in fact accurate, but who are we to say otherwise?
So why the X and the Z, and not the Xperia Y? Beats the hell out of me – maybe it's because saying the name Xperia Y out loud might make it sound less like a product name and more like a comment on Sony's whole naming system in general.
We're bound to get a closer look at both of Sony's 5in 1080p Android contenders in the not-too-distant future, given that it's CES next month and MWC in February. Hopefully familiarity will go some way to clearing the confused funk just thinking about Sony's Xperia army leaves us in right now.
Via Unwired View