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Was this photo taken with a Sony Odin C6503?

In a string of “man, this is getting old” news, a shot of the Sony Odin C650X was faked. Everyone reported on it until the Photoshop experts claimed it was, yet again, a hoax. Well, here’s something that might not be fake — a photo that was said to be taken with one Sony C6503. This is one variant of the Odin that may be headed to Asia, and if this EXIF data is to be believed then this is even more proof it exists.

While the photo has since been removed from Picasa (we can’t even find a link to the old listing) the photo was posted to Polish site SmartFan.Pl, and taking it for a spin through several independent EXIF viewers show that it does, in fact, have the same 13 megapixel sensor that the Odin has been rumored to have all along.

The camera sensor seems to have a max aperture of 2.0, and this photo was taken with 400 ISO and 1/8 shutter speed. It sounds like a standard affair for Sony’s smartphone sensors so there’s nothing too surprising there. And other than the date the photo was taken — yesterday, if you care — there’s not much else to go on here.

It would have been nice to see the capabilities of this sensor in natural daylight situations but we can’t have our cake and eat it, too. And should this even turn out to be real we’re lucky to be able to get our eyes on something — anything — that will reaffirm our faith in its existence.

As it stands, though, we’re just scratching the surface of what’s shaping up to be a very impressive offering by Sony. It’s slated to be a 5 inch 1080p superphone that should knock our socks off when it’s unveiled, but who knows how long it’ll take before we’re treated to such a beast. Take a quick gander at the photo above.




  • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

    Holy cow. That looks really nice :O

    • http://www.phandroid.com Quentyn Kennemer

      Yea pretty decent for lowlight performance with the sole light source being the bridge. Need moar, though.

  • Marsg

    omg i dint think i would ever say this but i might get this phone over the nexus >.>

  • Lennatron

    what a beautiful picture it took.

  • Abefrooman

    Chive on

  • jimmy

    I thought the Odin was fake.

    • Fuzzypaw

      Nah, the picture that was going around was faked, but the phone itself is still believed to exist.

  • Justin Quang

    So I have to buy this phone, which is only a rumor, in order to flash Samsung phones?
    WHAT!?!?! Does it come with a cable to connect the two phones? LOL
    Oh, nice pic btw. A little bit noise over the dark area though.

  • bmg314

    I have really really been wanting Sony to produce a super beast…if this turns out to be it, I might have to think about adding this to my list of possible next devices (Note 2, Nexus-that-is-better-than-the-rumored-specs-for-the-LG-Nexus).

    Yes, I ask for a lot; no, I am not dreaming.

  • InspectorGadget80

    DAMN I’m SKIPPING THE XPERIA XT for AT&T. I WANT A MONSTROUS 5″ JELLY BEAN SONY PHONE!! this will kill the xperia T