Sony Mobile to unveil new devices at CommunicAsia 2012?

by XB on 6th June 2012

in Rumours


We have heard that Sony Mobile will be announcing some new devices at the forthcoming CommunicAsia technology trade show in Singapore. The event takes place between 19-22 June 2012, although we don’t know exactly which day Sony Mobile will be holding its press conference.

The news doesn’t surprise us. Sony (Ericsson) traditionally used this event to announce new devices. Back in 2010 it announced the Xperia X8, whilst last year it announced both the Xperia ray and Xperia active at CommunicAsia.

Meanwhile, a popular Philippines online retailer has said that it received word from Sony Mobile Philippines that the company is planning to release seven additional smartphones this summer. This is over and above the Xperia P, S, U and sola. Even if you take into account the Xperia go and acro S, that’s an additional five phones that could be announced in the next few months, the bulk of which we could potentially hear about at CommunicAsia.

The rumoured model numbers we have come across so far include the following: Sony LT29i
Sony ST26i, Sony ST23i, Sony ST21i, Sony ST21i2 and Sony WT23i. The 4.6-inch LT29i Hayabusa’ is obviously the highlight, likely to mirror the specs of the Japanese Xperia GX. We don’t know too much about the ST26i and ST23i, but the other models are likely to be entry-level models. As soon as we hear any new details we’ll keep you posted.

Thanks Sam!

  • beenoliu

    Hope Xperia GX international version will release soon…

  • Random

    Sounds exiting……….waiting for the announcement of the international hayabusa

  • Niruj

    Let me get this straight.. Xperia Acro S is not Haybusa?? Then what is the code word for this device? What will be the expected price of Acro S? Since it is same as Xperia S in configuration i thought i would cost as same as XS and according to the leaked road map Haybusa fix it well. If Like Xperiablog says LT29i(GX) is Haybusa then what is MINT? How is Xperiablog guessing LT29i is Haybusa and not MINT? They should stop LT29i Haybusa. Their Guess is wrong.

  • KF

    AFAIR, th acro S is LT26w

  • g

    Lt26w

    W for waterproof

  • Niruj

    These are my guesses
    OLIVE Xperia Go
    HAYBUSA Xperia Acrso S
    Tapioca ST21i Tipo
    Tapica_DS ST21i Tipo Duo
    Lotu ST23i
    Atlas ST26i(Something similar to SX)
    Mint LT29i(GX)
    AFFM WT23i

  • as i guess mint is tablet not a phone …

  • Imma Trolla

    Arco S is LT26w (w for waterproof?)
    Mint is undisclosed, so let’s wait for now

  • Ambroos

    The Acro S LT26w is the Hayate.

  • Jake

    Nothing exciting .
    LT29i Sony ST26i, Sony ST23i, Sony ST21i, Sony ST21i2 and Sony WT23i

    will be
    GX , GO , tipo , tipo dual sim

    the only we don know is the walkman branded phone . Kinda interested in it .

  • Guest

    Come on SONY Xperia Mini Pro :D

  • Rubenos

    They are NOT (!!) going to be at CommunicAsia, I talked with the head of marketing & pr at holland who is currently there, he told me that the event is to small with almost no big names. They are having there own presentation somewhere. They already found a good spot. I’m receiving my invite tomorrow, then I’ll post the real date and maybe location if he’s OK with it.

  • There are rumors that Sony won’t attend CommunicAsia this year. Instead they will hold their own conference somewhere else. Date and place are yet unknown.

  • meta96

    … there is no smart/tv dock connection on the GX/SX, or? Maybe the international versions will get one?

  • paul4id

    Yes, there is indeed too many “T” devices and a lack of “K” devices in that leaked model list.

    Come on Sony Xperia Pro! (Non-mini :P)

  • go and xperia acro s have already been announced. there is no point in announcing them second time

  • sony

    yessssssssssssssh !

  • hamboy

    I really hope an international sx is on the cards

  • Niruj

    Hm.. if that’s the case the road map was wrong?? Then what will be the expected price of Hayate?? If LT29i is Haybusa will the price be same as XS?? Then what is Mint the most expensive device out there according to the road map??

  • Niruj

    Sony makes tablets not Sony Mobiles. Even when Sony Ericsson was there we had Sony Tablets rite?

  • There is! Just check some videos on youtube. Sony has shown the dock during the GX/SX presentation. It looks just the same as the new TV dock for Xperia P sans HDMI connector.

  • Nine

    The roadmap was leaked at early this year, and changes happend.
    you shouldnt rely on it that much but have it for refrences .

  • Ambroos

    Indeed. The roadmap is just that, a roadmap. As roads change maps get wrong. Sony Mobile is going through very busy times with the Sony merger and the restructuring. Expect things to change.

  • weeeeee8888888888

    so actually how many phone they gonna realse..??

  • lets see which specifications going to be this Mint phone or tablet as i know it should be tablet … even it was a phone what will be codename ?

  • Guest

    Forgive me for being an idiot aha, but what do these T’s and K’s mean?
    (Soooooooooo not technical)

  • Imma Trolla

    T = touch, K = keyboard

  • XPERIA acro HD (Japanese version of acro S) was codenamed Hayate and Hikari, one for DoCoMo and the other for AU. can’t remember which one for which one, though.

  • Guest

    Sony xperia pro ii ~!!!!! i need a new keyboard phone~!

  • Alvin

    Hey all!
    See Sony Mobile’s facebook/ twitter page, they will be announces some big and exciting surprises, what do you think it will be?

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  • Atlas ST26i is Sony Xperia J

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