We know by now that the Sony Xperia GX (SO-04D), that is due to land in Japan very soon, is likely to make an international appearance under the Sony LT29i model number and is codenamed ‘Hayabusa’. Below we have what is believed to be the first live pictures of the device itself. It looks like an early production model to us as it still carries the Sony Ericsson logo on the top of the phone. The handset itself looks almost identical to the Sony Xperia GX, although there are a few tell-tale signs that this is different.
First of all the Xperia GX has the NTT DoCoMo logo on the top and the Sony logo on the bottom. This LT29i ‘Hayabusa’ has the Sony logo on the top and the Xperia logo on the bottom, which presumably lights up. Additionally, the Hayabusa doesn’t have the FeliCa logo just under the LED flash, unlike the Xperia GX. The ‘About’ screen of the phone also pegs the handset as the LT29i running Android 4.0.4 and firmware version 7.0.A.1.155. Hopefully the leak points to a nearing formal announcement of the phone.