Rumors by Andrew Kameka on Monday January 20, 2014.
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Leaked screenshots reportedly taken of a Sony Xperia smartphone running an Android 4.4 build reveal what may be Sony's take on Kitkat. It also showcases new device-dependent features that users can expect to see when Sony unveils its 2014 flagship phone next month. Practically nothing has changed when it comes to icon choices and the launcher, but the notification window and some backgrounds are now mostly transparent and has all white icons.
According to the leaked images obtained by XperiaBlog, which has a solid track record for Sony rumors, the Sony "Sirius" smartphone will support 4K Video recording at the ultra HD resolution. Considering these videos can be very large, users will be happy to know that the setting can be turned off is space is a concern or turned on if the highest definition is also the highest priority. There will also be an option to record at 120 frames per second in 720p, which will allow users to have slow-motion effects with the camera.
Other new features include:
- Smart backlight control to keep the display active unless someone looks away from the screen (similar to Smart Stay by Samsung and similar features by LG)
- Smart call handling to answer a call by bringing it towards the ear, or rejecting it by placing the phone down.
- Double tap to wake the screen, similar to LG's Knock On
- The dialer has an Answering Machine that can customize greetings, messages, or automatically kick in after a certain amount of time.
- Simple Home will have a focused home screen that simplifies what appears, similar to Easy Mode. It is designed for people with visibility and motor challenges because it increases icon and text size.
- Notifications and Quick Settings are split into two modes as is typical of stock Android. Users will be able to edit the order of Quick Settings shortcuts (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Airplane, etc.)
- Close all will be an option to close all running apps from the multitasking screen.
More screenshots are available at the source link below.