A few weeks ago we reported on the Sony LT25c that had popped up in the AnTuTu benchmark. At the time, we speculated it was probably a China exclusive that would be carried by China Telecom. More recently, one of our closest sources confirmed that there was in fact a number of variants of this phone which points to a global release.
The Sony LT25 will carry the ‘Tsubasa’ codename and will come in both LTE and HSPA+ versions from what we can tell. Given its model number, we imagine it will sit just below the Xperia S (LT26i) in terms of specs.
Apart from the Sony LT25c (China Telecom), the phone will also make an appearance in Japan through NTT DoCoMo (SO-01E) and KDDI (SOL21). There will also be an international LTE version (LT25i) and international HSPA+ version (LT25h). Just to be clear, these are the variants that are currently being planned, there is every chance that one or more may get canned.
The Sony LT25i recently popped up in a couple of benchmarks. NenaMark2 shows that the handset will have a 720 x 1280 resolution and the fact that the benchmark shows the resolution as 720 x 1196 points to virtual buttons being used. It also highlights the Adreno 225 GPU which most likely means it will run the Qualcomm S4 Snapdragon MSM8960 chipset (1.5GHz dual-core). This is pretty much confirmed by AnTuTu which displays the clock speed as 1.5GHz. Perhaps we will see Tsubasa make an appearance at the end of this month at IFA 2012. Not too long to wait to find out.
Benchmark info via juggly.cn.