We expect some new Sony Xperia handsets to launch within the next week in Japan. However, it looks like the FCC got the jump on the official announcement by publishing pictures of the SO-04E, codenamed ‘Dogo’ and heading to NTT DoCoMo. This particular model will be called the Xperia A, confirmed by DoCoMo user manual.
The handset resembles a chunkier version of the Xperia Z, albeit with non-glass back and removable 2300mAh battery. It will have a 5-inch 1080p display, 16GB storage, 2GB RAM and a 13MP Exmor RS camera and 2.2MP front camera. The Xperia A will have dimensions of 139 x 71 x 7.9mm and will weigh 146g. We don’t know whether the chipset has been updated to the latest Qualcomm S600, but it shouldn’t be too long to find out now.
Update: Looks like the FCC manual was wrong on the specs. See here for the spec-sheet.