Interestingly, when we first saw Sony’s new Android KitKat UI, one of the things people really noticed was that the battery icon had changed. Gone was the green battery of old, replaced by a transparent icon with the battery level percentage indicator inside the icon.
We imagine that Sony has adopted this new icon as it takes up less space in the status bar. In the current Jelly Bean version, space is taken up separately for both the battery icon and the battery percentage indicator.
The current version also has an additional icon to indicate that STAMINA mode is activated, whereas in the new KitKat UI, STAMINA mode is indicated by a small ‘+’ symbol next to the battery indicator. You can get a closer look at this in the images below.
New Xperia Android KitKat battery icon
New Xperia Android KitKat battery icon with STAMINA mode on
Current Xperia battery icon on Android Jelly Bean
You will also find a couple of new images of the Sony D6503 ‘Sirius’ prototype showing a clear shot of both the front and back of the handset. The picture showing the front gives you good idea of the side bezels. The back of the handset also confirms the use of the G Lens and the camera CMOS details have been blanked out, but expect it to run a similar 20.7MP sensor.
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