Is Sony working on Xperia G (D5103) to challenge Motorola’s Moto G?

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Sony XperiaBefore abandoning Motorola, Google may have transformed the smartphone landscape similarly to the tablet world by rolling out the Moto G handheld, deemed as Nexus 7’s miniature equivalent by many. Don’t think the G made such a huge difference?

Then how do you explain Motorola’s rivals are working on direct competitors for the dirt-cheap 4.5-incher? Or at least Sony is. A mysterious D5103 handheld has been spotted at benchmark authority GFX Bench, and rumor has it Sony plans to commercially roll it out under the Xperia G moniker.

Hilarious, I know, but it’s not like Google, Moto or Lenovo copyrighted the letter “G”. Did they? Besides, diversity and competition is a good thing, or so Big G claimed back in the day.

Interestingly, this Xperia G may look to “troll” the Moto G not only with dubious branding, but pretty much matching specs. If GFX Bench data is accurate (and it usually is), the D5103 will pack a quad-core 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chip, Android 4.4 KitKat, and sport a 1,280 x 720 pixels resolution display.

Screen size is one of the biggest question marks (current gossip circles the 4.5 inch mark), whereas the timing of the possible intro seems easy to guess: later this month, during Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress.

Via [GFX Bench]

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