Sony's much-anticipated flagship phone Xperia Z, codenamed 'Yuga', is likely to be priced ₹36,000, according to new reports.
Tecnology website Unwired.com, citing a Thailand forum, said the upcoming smartphone is likely to cost 19,990 baht in Thailand. After converting to Indian currency, the smartphone's price fell in the ₹36,000 range.
"In Thailand, the Xperia Z is set to cost 19,990 baht. That means $659 or €500 going by today's exchange rates. So nothing surprising, really. A high-end flagship smartphone will be priced like a high-end flagship smartphone," wrote Unwired.com.
The report also noted that the price cited was only for Thailand and for other countries it might vary as per Sony's pricing policy.
Sony's Xperia Z has been rumoured for quite sometime. The smartphone is expected to make its debut at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Although the company was decidedly mum on the smartphone and its launch, Xperia Z image was spotted on Sony's website this week.
Earlier reports suggested that the smartphone is likely to boast a 5-inch display with 1080p resolution along with a compact slim body measuring 139 x 71 x 7.9mm. The device is expected to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad core processor and might use Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean Operating System. Other rumoured features include a 12 or 13-megapixel rear camera with HD quality and 3GB of RAM.
Xperia Z might also get Sony's OptiContrast technology which is used to reduce the onscreen reflection of televisions. It would also pack 128GB of built-in memory and a battery of 3000 mAh along with a micro SD card slot.
Sony is also rumoured to launch Xperia ZL smartphone along with Zperia Z. The specifications of both smartphones are not clear until now. It was said that Sony Xperia ZL may come with a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM7227A CPU along with an Adreno 200 GPU.