Sony's next flagship smartphone, believed to be codenamed "Sirius," will come with 4K video recording, according to a new report.
Xperia Blog, a site that follows Sony's mobile moves, published images purporting to come from the device's software. Among the features was a mention of 4K Ultra HD video recording, as well as a timeshifting feature, allowing users to automatically apply slow-motion effects.
Sony has been rumored to be working on Ultra HD recording for months. An earlier report suggested that a handset codenamed "Honami" would come with the high-end recording feature, but so far, Sony has remained tight-lipped on any such plans.
Sony has been clear that it wants to make a significant push into mobile in 2014. The company has very little market share in the lucrative mobile space and needs a smartphone that can deliver high-end features and get it some attention. Sony is hoping Sirius will do just that.
In addition to video features, the leaked Xperia Blog images show a "smart call handling" feature that allows users to automatically answer a call when it's brought to their ear and reject a call when they shake the handset. Putting the device face down turns the ringer off. One other interesting note: Sony plans to include a built-in answering machine in the smartphone, rather than rely solely on voicemail.