Xperia GX and Xperia SX announced by Sony Mobile Japan

by XB on 09/05/2012

in Featured Content, Xperia - Japan Models


Sony Mobile Japan has just announced two new handsets, the high-end Xperia GX and medium end Xperia SX. Both handsets are the first LTE handsets for Japan. The Xperia GX looks like the update to the Xperia arc and we would expect at least this model to launch in Western markets. The Xperia GX was previously using the codename ‘Mint’. The Sony LT29i ‘Hayabusa’ will be the same as the Xperia GX without LTE functionality.

Xperia GX (SO-04D)

Starting with the Xperia GX it will have a 4.6-inch (720 x 1196) display, 1.5Ghz dual-core processor (the exact chipset is yet to be confirmed but we believe it will be the MSM8960 S4 Snapdragon), 16GB flash memory (no word whether external memory will be included), LTE , HDMI and a 13MP camera with Exmor sensor and full HD video recording. The phone resembles the Xperia arc and will have a chassis with a matte texture coating.

Xperia GX

Xperia GX

Xperia GX Specifications:

Processor: 1.5GHz dual-core [Qualcomm S4 Snapdragon MSM8960 with Adreno 225 GPU]
Display: 4.55-inches (720 x 1280)
PPI: 323
Internal Storage: 16GB + microSD slot
RAM: 1GB
Rear camera: 13 MP
Front camera: 1.3 MP
Wireless: LTE, NFC, Wi-Fi (b/g/n), Bluetooth 3.1
Ports: MHL via microUSB
Battery: 1700mAh (removable)
Dimensions: 131mm × 69mm × 10.5mm (8.6mm at thinnest point)
Weight: 127g
Colours: Black, White

Xperia SX (SO-05D)

Sony Mobile is claiming that the Xperia SX is the world’s lightest LTE phone weighing at just 95 grams. The Xperia SX will come with a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 3.7-inch (540 x 960) display, 8GB internal storage, 8MP Exmor R camera with HD video recording as well as Japanese specific features such as infrared port data exchange, mobile wallet and mobile TV.

Xperia GX

Xperia GX

Xperia SX Specifications:

Processor: 1.5GHz dual-core [Qualcomm S4 Snapdragon MSM8960 with Adreno 225 GPU]
Display: 3.7-inches (540 x 960)
PPI: 298
Internal Storage: 8GB + microSD slot
RAM: 1GB
Rear camera: 8 MP
Front camera: VGA (0.3 MP)
Wireless: LTE, NFC, Wi-Fi (b/g/n), Bluetooth 3.1
Other features: One-Seg, Infrared
Ports: MHL via microUSB
Battery: 1500mAh (removable)
Dimensions: 115mm × 54mm × 9.4mm
Weight: 95g
Colours: Black, White, Pink Orange

The new phones will introduce three new media applications and the biggest cheer has to go to the WALKMAN app which will include a number of audio technologies such as clear stereo, clear bass, VPT surround sound and a manual equalizer. The Album app will allow you to browse photos/videos as well as commenting and sharing on Facebook. The Movies app will search an “intelligent database” to give more info about the movie or video content you are watching.

Both handsets will launch with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and will be available in black and white colours. The handsets will launch in Japan during summer 2012. We would expect the international launch of these handsets to follow that.

Via Sony Mobile.

  • Samuniversalwalker

    hope Xperia GX is not using a TFT screen. Sony please give us some surprise

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Abhishek-Dahiya/100001675198800 Abhishek Dahiya

    i don’t see anything wrong in using a screen same as that of xperia s…, it has already been appreciated by everyone around the net

  • http://twitter.com/ether_tsubuyaki 紅蓮

    So, is it hayabusa? ._.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Amir-Salach/691182396 Amir Salach

    Finally the NEW ARC shaped phone!
    pleaseeeeee have sd card slot and this is my new phone im buying at day launch!@!!

    love you sony [=

  • aaronjrogers

    If the Xperia S looked like the GX, I might have bought it, but, I bought a HTC One X instead.

  • Samuniversalwalker

    erm for me ips + bravia engine will be better. Of coz xperia s edi show a very sharp image wtih just TFT but why not Sony try to make improvement for the screen it is great for consumer right XP

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Abhishek-Dahiya/100001675198800 Abhishek Dahiya

    Most probably, but hey… we do know that the international versions of japanese xperias are significantly different in terms of hardware and looks. Hopefully all this will get clear when the international models launch

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NG6ZORXXNRJG7KZ5GQTYTNVYWA Mario

    Hope they release this Worldwide, this could be a great answer to S3 or OneX. But I think our next flagship will be Mint and not hayabusa, going by the naming convention

  • http://twitter.com/thezymo zymo

    “…designed specifically for the Japanese market” D’OH! 

  • http://twitter.com/mundy725 Murad

    Seems , Sony codnamed all phones like cars , GX and SX , then GTX will be more powerfull :D

  • http://twitter.com/IAmMicael Micael Angeles

    hhhmmm.. an S4 CPU onboard?

  • http://www.facebook.com/ikramzuljalal Zuljalal W. Ikram

    how bout battery information..? is it still under 1500mAH??

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NG6ZORXXNRJG7KZ5GQTYTNVYWA Mario

    You guys should contact Sony about whether there are plans for an international release as well. 

  • http://twitter.com/ether_tsubuyaki 紅蓮

    yeah, (maybe one of the rare) not an arc shaped fan here, and I want a lightbar like in S.

  • http://twitter.com/IAmMicael Micael Angeles

    rumors stated that it’s 2200mah

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Abhishek-Dahiya/100001675198800 Abhishek Dahiya

    1700/1750mAh not 2200 mAh

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Abhishek-Dahiya/100001675198800 Abhishek Dahiya

    what kind of naming convention…?

  • solidpig

    It doesn’t say if the GX is LTE but I assume so if it is using the S4.
    If that’s the case, Sony please don’t bother releasing the Ion- it’s a little late. Just get this one out internationally.
    The arc successor is finally here; I’m so excited! 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AK3MCC3JJDUFM3UBAINYHLOEZI Joh Kevin

    If that is the Mint, then I guess the Mint_I (probably the international version) should almost have the same specs. So, would Sony really stand on their decision not to make quad-core phones for this year?

  • doraemonboi

     If not using TFT, please don’t use AMOLED. Use OLED!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Abhishek-Dahiya/100001675198800 Abhishek Dahiya

    Dude it’s hayabusa not mint,
    who the hell calls it mint ?!!!

  • Shahzada Shaheryar

    No RAM specs…! i hope they are 1Gb…!
    well my next phone might b Xperia SX (if worldwide released).. .. .. ! otherwise Xperia P

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AK3MCC3JJDUFM3UBAINYHLOEZI Joh Kevin

    Did you even read the article?

  • http://www.paulancheta.com Paul Ancheta

    The best of Japanese technology fused with Xperia’s legacy of innovation – a priceless match.

  • Samuniversalwalker

    personally i dont like amoled at all, only the ips can impress me but if oled can do better than go ahead Sony

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Abhishek-Dahiya/100001675198800 Abhishek Dahiya

    kinda missed that point… but still i don’t believe it’s mint
    maybe xperiablog wrote it mistakingly bcoz there is no confirmation of such kind either on japanese sites or from sony itself

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000113066504 Silas Arentsen

    Nvidia GTX :P

  • make_believe

    Yes, they both have 1 GB RAM.

  • make_believe

    the other ont should be mtxx because it has only 3.7 inch screen

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AK3MCC3JJDUFM3UBAINYHLOEZI Joh Kevin

    Well, those were leaks. We are not sure if they are true, and it doesn’t seem that xperiablog did a mistake there.

  • http://www.facebook.com/musikamaru Jhonbert Magana

    SX is the successor of Xray?

  • Djsilent79

    I hope its mint. It has more of a ring. Sony Mint.

  • Djsilent79

    I agree forgot releasing the ion in the UK.. Go straight for the mint

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NG6ZORXXNRJG7KZ5GQTYTNVYWA Mario

    All the other phones released worldwide were fruit/food codenamed so Hayabusa is kinda the odd one out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Abhishek-Dahiya/100001675198800 Abhishek Dahiya

    LT28i(xperia s) and LT29i(xperia gx) have xtreme differences in terms of specs, much better processor, camera, really slim, ics and bigger screen. 
    So, i do hope that LT30i(xperia mint) will be a different phone with much advanced specs, not just a minor LTE difference

  • Killing Spree

    dude i think it will have micro sd because it’s a flagship droid at japan

  • Frant7

     Xperia S is LT26i, not LT28i

  • AlexBurnout

    Those two lil’ fellas are AMAZING :O!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/briantan2712 Brian Tan

    So is this Xperia GX the much anticipated Hayabusa?

  • Sony Addict

    I know maybe this isn’t that necessary for most of us, but I’d like that Walkman icon too on my Xperia S.
    Is it possible for Sony to release Official ICS with Walkman Icon on Xperia S ? Thanks in Advance xD

  • pux

    Is there a misstype or does not have the hdr movie feature?

  • surethom

    Please bring the GX to the UK (Non LTE) this phone is way better & sexier than the Xperia S.  So want this as my next phone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/briantan2712 Brian Tan

    I found the answer to my own question:

    http://www.phonearena.com/news/Sony-Xperia-GX-officially-announced-the-new-Sony-flagship-has-13MP-stacked-sensor-and-no-front-buttons_id29951

    Well, well, well, what do we have here? Out of the blue the Sony Xperia GX, previously codenamed LT29i “Hayabusa”, just got officially annnounced by the Japanese this pretty London morning.Everything we relayed to you about the newest Sony flagship turned out to be true, right down to the name and design concept, carrying over from the Xperia arc, but for now it is announced for Japan only, and arriving in the summer. We hope it will be making rounds worldwide come July, as that’s the timeframe listed in the leaked 2012 Sony roadmap, along with a price in both Euros and US currency.The handset will sport 4.6″ HD Reality Display with the Mobile BRAVIA engine, a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, and this mysterious new 13MP Exmor R camera sensor with “stacked” technology, which should bring enhanced low-light performance, among many other goodies. Watch a demo of one of the sensor’s many virtues called “HDR Video” in Sony’s clip below.The rest of the specs include 16GB of internal memory, 1700mAh battery, Android ICS out of the box, and LTE connectivity radio, allowing up to 75Mbps download speeds, if the network can deliver that, of course. At 5.16 x 2.72 x 0.4″ (131 x 69 x 10.5 mm) or 0.34″ (8.6mm) at its thinnest, and 4.48oz (127 g) of weight it will also be one of the smaller big-screen phones on the market, and rumors are the battery is replaceable. The phone will be available in black and white, as you can see from the pics below. Best of all – no front buttons, just pure unadulterated ICS on-screen navigational joy.

  • Rubenos

    LT30i is impossible, the first diggest stands for the year, so that would mean 2013? And second stands for the high end score, so 0 is nothing. The Mint and Hayabusa are the same phone, only differents is that the Mint has LTE and Hayabusa doesn’t. The LT28i/at is the ION remember?

  • http://www.facebook.com/briantan2712 Brian Tan

    Look like the Xperia GX will be the next flagship, as mentioned in the following:

    http://www.engadget.com/2012/05/09/sony-xperia-gx-packs-13-megapixel-camera-and-4-6-inch-hd-display/

    Sony’s announced its first two LTE-capable phones for its Japanese customers — and there’s two of ‘em. The Xperia GX is up first, with a 720p 4.6-inch display squeezed in alongside a new 13-megapixel camera — a first for Sony’s mobile family, and presumably its new CMOS sensor. A 1.5 GHz dual-core processor ensures it should all tick along nicely, while the hardware design follows the curves of last year’s Xperia Arc, this time with a matte finish. The camera upgrade and huge screen makes a good case for this to be Sony’s new flagship device — mere months since the Xperia S debuted in Europe — and before the Xperia Ion has even had chance to launch in the US. It’s joined by the Xperia XS, which Sony claims is the world’s lightest LTE capable handset, weighing in at just under 100g. It packs a smaller 3.7-inch screen with the same Mobile Bravia engine found on its bigger brother — and the rest of Sony’s recent handsets. It’s joined by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor (although there’s no specifics on what type just yet), a more standard 8-megapixel camera and it wouldn’t be a Japanese phone without infrared connectivity, mobile wallet and a mobile TV — they’re all built-in. Both phones will launch in black and white, and Android fans can rest easy, as they’ll both arrive with Android 4.0 installed when they hit stores in Japan this summer.

  • Rubenos

    If the screen is 4.6 inches, that means that the hole phone is 5.95 inches which is 150 mm, that’s to damn big!!

  • Asad Mulla

    no Camera buttons on any of the handsets.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Abhishek-Dahiya/100001675198800 Abhishek Dahiya

    really…? the leaked price list showed MINT_i, that means mint is going to b an international phone and devices for international release come without LTE.
    morover how can u justify june launch for japenese version (mint-as stated here) while the leaked list clearly states hayabusa coming in june and mint in september/october. 
    And also a huge 70 EURO price gap bet. hayabusa and mint can’t b justified just on the basis of LTE(source- the leaked price list)
    And if u do question the authenticity of the list than let me tell u that all the xperia launches this yr have been strictly according to the list

  • Asad Mulla

     sorry my mistake the GX does have

  • http://twitter.com/XPATERIA wolf_flow

    I See walkman

  • Asad Mulla

    come on people. I love Sony but this isn’t all that good. The shape is not as nice as the ARC the ARC has better corners, the spec are OK (dual core only) but S4. Good stuff here but not out of this world stuff.

  • Asad Mulla

    4.6inch is to big for a phone.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LWJ5XCDAUYML2X2LM5RM2ROEYU Monster

    Both phones are awesome but I like GX most. They look very sexy. There is also another feature I missed a lot:WALKMAN. the last walkman phone I had was Sony Ericsson W595. I really miss it’s sound quality. I hope they release it for international market soon. Sony <3!!!

  • Putra Wahyu S

    OMG I LOVE The  Xperia SX design!!! Please release it internationally SONY! :)

    make.believe

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Abhishek-Dahiya/100001675198800 Abhishek Dahiya

    sony might not even release sx and gx for international market as they have quite emphasized this line- “Sony Mobile Communications today announced two new Xperia(TM) Android smartphones designed specifically for the Japanese market.” 
    So, a more advanced mint could actually turn out to b the device for international market.(this is just my speculation though)

  • r41nier

     Most likely. S3 won’t even support LTE

  • Xperiause

    In side please !

  • DragonClaw

    LT30i might be very high price… 0 for 10 may be? or the, maximum Sony will give us?
    Anyways. Mint I will be surely having four cores. the next of the s4 kinds.  

  • Dsgdbbc

    again no memory card slut?

  • 34yuco

    what about dimensions?

  • http://www.facebook.com/gokulan.rajendran Gokulan Rajendran

    why dontthey just release this device world wide….why sony?

  • http://www.facebook.com/gokulan.rajendran Gokulan Rajendran

    this phone is cool with big screen, 13 mp cam ,power button on side …..if it is released worldwide , this would be grt  but only japan for now

  • http://www.facebook.com/gokulan.rajendran Gokulan Rajendran

    even with powerful S4 dual core..(htc one s dual s4 beats htc one x quad)

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  • adriduan zolkarnain

    it still using dual-core processor

  • http://twitter.com/thezymo zymo

    yes, it’s using the S4 dual core CPU and and that is great! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/rayden.smlkt Rayden Konjac

    Xperia U the NXT series from Sony Mobile Communication has release in
    indonesian market. According to one of famous online shop in indonesia,
    Xperia U has price 2.74 million rupiahs (or about US$ 297). 

    http://naw32fsystem.blogspot.com/2012/05/xperia-u-has-release-in-indonesia-cost.html

  • http://twitter.com/thezymo zymo

    I would assume its because of the actual Xperia line up. Who would go for the Xperia S, if you get for a quite few bucks more the Hayabusa? 

  • Pudlikmaxik

    incredible models

  • Pleitti

    PLEASE SONY IM BEGGING YOU , RELEASE THESE TWO PHONES WORLDWIDE … IT WILL BE A BIG HIT

  • MOUSE

    wating for the international model of xperia gx.

  • make_believe

    Xperia GX -  
    131 x 69 x 10.5 mm-8.6 at its thinnest pointXperia SX - 
    115 x 54 x 9.4 mm  

  • Rubenos

    If you look at the top of this post you what Hayabusa is and what Mint is, if you look at the roadmap you see there is a _I after the mint, but not after Hayabusa. So I’m not questioning about the authenticity of the roadmap, but maybe xperiablog or the roadmap isn’t that precise, that’s all.

  • TjaldidTjaldid

    Is it an A-15 architecture core??
    and also I’m glad if Walkman will become a standard in the new phones

  • tyrand3
  • TjaldidTjaldid

    you only want the Icon not the App???

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5DBKTW723J5KFCDTTGAGDOVPUU Arie

    GX & SX only for Japanese market right??

  • Marco77

    It doesn’t really make sense. Snapdragon S4 is an SoC with LTE built into the die; shipping the device with LTE disabled means it would be crippled by means of software ?
    I don’t think what separates Hayabusa and Mint is merely LTE.

  • surethom

    For me its the phones dimension that are to big, 131 hight & 69 width is to big, the arc’s 125 height & 63mm width is just fine for me. 

  • surethom

    For me the ARC corners are too pointy for me when in the pocket.

  • surethom

    I hope they have the HDR movie mode on the internation version if they do release it here. in the UK

  • surethom

    Lets hope the battery is bigger than the 1700mAH, it needs to be 2000mAH minimum.
    http://www.phonearena.com/phones/Sony-Xperia-GX_id7055 

  • Rubenos

    Again, LT30i doesn’t exist. Read the article again please…

    The first number stands for the last number of the current year, so just it’s made up. (Look at the older models of 2011 (LT15i, LT18i etc etc) and for 2012 (ST22i, ST25i, LT26i etc etc)

  • evita

    GX design is f**ked up to me, they seem lost track

    SX is overall nice

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5DBKTW723J5KFCDTTGAGDOVPUU Arie

    1700mAh? Maybe because Snapdragon S4 only 28nm, more battery friendly than 48nm.
    But indeed 2000mAh would be better….

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  • paul4id

    I hate stupid branding like this. “music” is a better name!

  • paul4id

    What’s with the stupid ICS-style buttons? I demand a menu button now! (and preferably hardware, or like on the ray with hardware home and capacitive back and menu)

  • Dominik

     Do they have WhiteMagic?

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  • acrox999

    Don’t worry. GX will be released internationally but non-LTE.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5DBKTW723J5KFCDTTGAGDOVPUU Arie

    Sony’s design always the best!! Awesome!!!

  • acrox999

    Sure, dual core, but nothing beats the technology of S4 Pro for now.

  • lovebmw

    no i know, sony puts phones on the market in march then enrolls them in the GYM and by September, you got a lean mean sex machine 

  • acrox999

    Hayabusa is GX and it’s the international version.

  • http://twitter.com/twalkbox Dennis

    They look sweet, especially the GX in white!

    It’s not in the press release above but as reported elsewhere on the interwebs the GX supposedly only has a 1,700mAh battery (though it could be removeable) and has a micro SD card slot to make up for having “only” 16GB on board but should otherwise be as expected, sporting the new camera sensor and S4 chip.

    The fact that both the GX and SX are only for the Japanese market makes them even more lust worthy because that means they are also likely to be water resistant!

    Oh I want this so badly… :(
    SONY PLEASE RELEASE AN INTERNATIONAL VERSION OF THE GX. PLEASE.

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  • juniorsgv

    But jelly bean will be introduced in june right? Why would you wanna buy a phone with an older os.

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5DBKTW723J5KFCDTTGAGDOVPUU Arie

     Because I have a lot of money……….so i can buy whatever phone i want.

  • Tymodmyt

    Do they have WhiteMagic display?

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  • Rune Christiansen

    Uhm, screen size is measured diagonally.

  • plusAnthony

    The menu button is dead, dude.

    I originally hated the idea of scrapping the menu button, but more and more I support their decision to remove it.

    Main reason?  After using a HTC One X I find navigation much more fluid and intuitive having three buttons – back, home, multitasker – that always work.  I know we used to have the multitasker under the home button, but a huge number of Android users didn’t even know it was there.  When it has a dedicated button people will use it, and the experience is good.

    The menu button, on the other hand, sometimes doesn’t even do anything.  There are no visual cues to tell you whether or not a menu is available in an app, and you therefore have to press it and see if anything happens.  Having a menu within the app UI tells the user when there are more options available.  

    Now, power users don’t really mind how things were set up before, including myself, but the new layout is intuitive for both casual and power users.  The only areal issue I find is with certain apps where they might want to go full screen and now have nowhere to hide their menus.

  • CeeJ

    I just hope that the battery performance of GX and SX won’t ruin the phones beauty. Because even though it has a new features (but not that important) that makes it better (except for the dual-core snappdragon, i was hoping for a better chip-set, not necessary to be a quad-core) the battery might not make the phone last for a day or less.

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  • Kunal

    hey men now is the trend for Quad Core. Who cares about Dual core. Stupids

  • CeeJ

    The Battery performance here should be great. and the that all types of earphones would work. and everything that sony xperia s,u and p has should put here or improved it more. this phone should beat the galaxy s3. it should have a 1 second capture thing in the camera just like the xperia s

    Camera-Sony
    Design-Sony
    Display-Galaxy S3
    Performance-Galaxy S3
    Battery Performance-Don’t Know Yet (so make it good)
    Sound-Don’t Know Yet
    Interface-Depends
    Screen-Galaxy S3(better and stronger screen for now)Typing-Don’t know (sony’s touch screen should be the most accurate touch screen)
    Built Quality-Don’t know yet ( sony’s phones should be made with top notch materials and not some cheap plastic thing and something that will remove the phone’s colour like in the xperia arc)

    others please add other suggestion that would make sony make the best phone.

  • CeeJ

    something that won’t remove th phones colour. sorry its a typo.

  • Asad Mulla

    Although I said its not the best phone in the world, its sure better than the Samsung GS3 (Besides quad core) but like I also said S4 in the GX is also really good

  • Asad Mulla

    I am glad its got onscreen buttons. Lets face it, The XS capacitive button are absolutely ridiculous. Even my Xperia RAY button are much better than my XS.

  • nfs2010

    Kill the Ion. Shove GX in its body. Then Take my money, Dear Sony :D .

  • nfs2010

    The US version of GS3 is gonna have the same chipset anyway. With a horrible design and a crappy pentile display, GS3 is not gonna match GX.

  • Darkman999

    ok I changed my mind about Xperia S,I’m gonna wait for GX
    till then my Neo V can handle things I guess,with fully working miui not a problem ;)

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  • 29_to_mars

    I see my new phone in that GX, bring on the international Sony!! :)))

  • Robert Caldecott

    Hating the design of the Samsung S3 made me decide that the Xperia S will probably replace my Arc S later this year.  Not any more!  That GX is **lush**.  UK release please Sony!

  • fried_egg

    xperia S is being sold on qvc uk sim free with smart tags and case

  • http://www.facebook.com/sami.morabet Sami Mrabet

    Who cares about “trends”? Sony have already told that they will release quadcore in 2013 cuz it is unnessesary and not stable enough. 

  • paul4id

    The ICS buttons are an ugly and tupid non-tactile waste of screen space which, as you mentioned, have no way to easily have a menu in a full-screen app. The one X is also horrible for running Gingerbread apps that require a menu. Then there is the ease of accidentally touching the home button during a fast paced game and getting kicked back to your home-screen.

    Complete form-over-function, and a stupid fashion trend.

  • http://twitter.com/thezymo zymo

    Okay, IF these phones are only for Japan, then why do the official press photos show English language on the Homescreen? I mean, why not Japanese? If you take the press shots for example of the Arco HD, you’ll notice that the Homescreen has a Japanese layout. Maybe they wanted to use this official photo for the international version too? 

  • 29_to_mars

    Guys, the S has resolution 
    1280 x 720 pixels (342 ppi) and the GX has 
    (720 x 1196), does this mean the S resolution and display is better? And phoneArena is reporting that the ppi of the GX is 319, any clarifications on this yet?? Thanks

  • pux

    Sadly white magic is only for up to 4″ screens as for now.

  • http://twitter.com/thezymo zymo

    The GX has also 1280 pixels, but 84 are reserved for the onscreen ISC buttons. Cause the S has a smaller display the ppi is slightly higher, but everything about 300ppi should look crisp.

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  • Asad Mulla

     agree. ARC is perfect size. Even XS is to big for my liking. I really like the whole design of the ARC.

  • 29_to_mars

    Thank you so much!! :)

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  • nfs2010

    Dear XB, Are you sure that GX was codenamed as ‘Mint’ ? Mint was supposed to come out in September!

  • http://www.facebook.com/JavyStark Javier Lianso

    iPhone SX?

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  • Ghost

    I hope these phones are the culprit for the shortage of S4 chip.

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  • AXIS

    So bad, battery is ony 1,700mAh. why sony ?

  • 29_to_mars

    I know they’re definitely gonna release it globally because it takes a legacy from the Arc but all I’m wishing for now is that it looks the same with no physical buttons. :)

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  • http://twitter.com/BrazenRain BrazenRain

    That is THE perfect amount of chrome for the Arc.

  • http://www.facebook.com/LifeSoSuck Kimmy Stylelove

    Im totaly confius now.Xperia GX is “Hayabusa” ?

  • T C
  • Abdessemed Liberty

    I want to know, why Sony Until now is late in using AMOLED display?

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  • orange

    GX looks great

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carl-Johan-Nilsson/664148428 Carl-Johan Nilsson

    Despite not using AMOLED, Sony makes the best screens.

    The Xperia S has the highest PPI of all phones, the Xperia P has the brightest as well as the most power efficient and the Bravia Engine gives us the best colors.

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  • Khanhnpq

    The rounded corners kinda make the SX look too iPhone-ish!!! Let’s see how it looks in hand!

  • Stephen Raharja

    Mint IS Xperia GX… but with LTE & bigger battery. I don’t know about any other changes.

    Got this info from a reliable leaker.

  • Abdessemed Liberty

    But I found AMOLED most colorful , more brightness and sharp details, rather than LCD or LED. I think Sony had this technology but wrongly abandoned it , that must return to him as quickly as.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/JavyStark Javier Lianso

     …Or improve Bravia even more, to make it as good as SUPER AMOLED.

  • http://dynamicfiles.de FibreFoX

    “Xperia GX” … screw you :D because of the shape i got my arc s … but i do like the back more. But as far as i can see from the images the GX has no hardware-keys oO”

  • Atlas

    I just exploded a little:D

  • Jimimoku

    Previously i said i wanted a proper upgrade in hardware while retaining the arc aesthetics. Now i’m really looking forward to the xperia GX especially the white version. Although the screen (hopefully better viewing angle too) might be a little to big but will have to see when its out. Specs wise its a worthy upgrade to my current arc. Hopefully micro sd card slot too.

    Right now i’ve got a matte battery back case (black tight fit) and matte screen protector. Together its feel really good (matte material). I just hope they are using a better solid build/material cause the crack on my arc is not nice for a flagship phone. Rather than chrome side (scratches easily) i rather see some aluminium/metal like material.
    Hope they keep the weight and thickness same as the arc. Really really need better battery too. I expect camera to be better cause the jpeg compression is not great on the arc.
    As for the on screen button (like galaxy nexus) i can see what others mean by touching it by accident. I would much prefer the physical button like the arc. 

    The xperia SX although resembles an iphone 4S but running android, i actually really like it especially the black one. Anyway looking forward to both the international launch with more pictures + videos. Always liked sony’s (SE) designs.

    Waiting for the ICS update for the arc is a pain. Even the samsung galaxy s2 are getting official updates already!!!!

  • Atlas

    Battery Moto Razr Maxx (around 20hrs)

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  • Cheng

    hmmm GX and SX..to be honest they all changed from their Xperia S, P and U design, which I really love.
    The transparant strip really makes it shine. I really loved my replacement of Xperia S for Arc S…hopefully they will go back with the S/P/U design..

  • A7x4ever202

    Sony is releasing too many phones within the year. That is why they have problems when they are released , there is not testing just produce and sell and that is why so many people complain about their products not having quality …. I have an Xperia s , it heats up, yellow tint, battery shit and wifi problems and the 12 mp camera has the shittest focus . Just saying they should take care of their products and not just making cycle of phones every 6 months

  • acrox999

    Oh, the SX won’t be released internationally thoough.

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  • http://about.me/WolfHavenXIII Wolf Haven

    Do you think the GX will have the “Japanese specific features such as infrared port data exchange, mobile wallet and mobile TV.” also? If so I might have to pick that up instead of the ion. Since It would be a good GSM phone to use in the US & JP.

  • Sreejith Unnikrishnan

    Editor/Team Xperiablog : Can you please confirm whether GX is indeed the Mint? I had seen reports of the ‘leaked’  Sony phones for 2012 and Mint was supposed to be coming later in August and at a much higher price point than Haybusa. I can’t see a $100 difference for just LTE functionality.

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  • Ocean12

    No TV tuner & IR for GX ?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Yaseen-Kutbi/567783933 Yaseen Kutbi

    have they confirmed whether the gx will use s4, or s4 soc? 

  • dereknobuyuki

    Doesn’t look to be water resistant or waterproof.
    It does, however, have osaifu keitai mobile wallet using Sony FeliCa, the ubiquitous in asia NFC technology (although FeliCa on the device should not be limited to just payments though)

    So basically the GX is for the Japanese market hardware-wise with pretty much just NFC.
    Everything else seems to be just software and radio compatibility with the Xi LTE network.

    The press conference on Wednesday should iron out the rest of the details.

  • dereknobuyuki

    The release explicitly says that these are LTE devices (for Docomo’s Xi network first and foremost)

  • saeed

    You are rite

  • Carlod879

    Funny, the GX seems to be the only on with a different design all together . . . 

  • Lukas

    if gx has external sdcard, i’ll buy it

    because my arc, 32gb are 400mb left
    (10GB lossless song, 4gb photos, 4gb apps, 5gb cwm+titanium backup +9gb video)

  • K Sulzbacher

    Hi Sony,please let us know,if Hayabusa will get same Display as Xperia P with white magic Display
    i have read,that this should be bright in Sunlight

  • A Helmy50

    No micro SD
    Why??!

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  • acrox999

    There are, but only for the GX (without LTE function, not important to me).

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1817461548 Diel Wang

    SONY – after they bought the remaining shares from Ericsson – seems going to make a lot of new phones with the standard of 2012 ( I think it is the processor , camera , and many standard features).Of course with SONY’s unique UI ( That’s what made it great :) ).So I think I will wait for the perfect phone to fullfill my “gaming” and “trying-whole-new-things” hobby :p .

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5DBKTW723J5KFCDTTGAGDOVPUU Arie

    I hope Sony release new varian of Xperia with monster battery just like Maxx

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  • http://twitter.com/XIPRELAY David

    Both have IR

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