Not long ago we told you that Sony is readying a successor for the Xperia Z1, a smartphone known by its codename Sirius. So far, we’ve heard about some of the terminal’s technical specifications and that the Japanese company might introduce it at Mobile World Congress 2014.
If you’ve missed the Sony Sirius rumors, you should know that the flagship smartphone is expected to drop with a Snapdragon 805 processor, 3 GB RAM, and a 5.2-inch display.
The folks at Xperia Blog have gotten their hands on some leaked photos of the Sirius and on a ton of screenshots of Sirius’ KitKat-based user interface. If all the changes presented in Xperia Blog’s leak make it to the final version of Timescape UI, this interface update might be the most substantial ever.
The Android 4.4.2 build you can admire in the gallery below is labelled 17.1.A.X.XXX and, as I was mentioning above, it will bring tons of changes.
According to the leaked screenshots revealed by Xperia Blog, the new Timescape UI will bring 4K video recording along with Timeshift video (which will allow users to record normal-speed 120 FPS videos then run them in slow motion afterwards), Smart backlight control (which might be a response to Samsung’s Smart Stay), Adjustable white balance, and Glove mode.
The new interface that will debut on Sony Sirius might also come with Double tap to wake up, built-in answering machine (?), customizations for the dropdown notification area, printing (which is a KitKat-default functionality), KitKat’s white status icons, and transparent status and navigation bars.
Xperia Blog also informs, based on a few leaked photos of the smartphone, that Sirius will also come with stereo speakers and S Force audio engine. For the time being, it can’t be confirmed whether the S Force engine is software or hardware-based.
If you want to know more about the new Android 4.4 Timescape UI for Sony Sirius, feel free to pay a visit to the folks at Xperia Blog. Here’s a gallery of screenshots revealing some of the features we mentioned above.