Rumoured price list, launch dates for entire 2012 Sony smartphone portfolio

by XB on 18th January 2012

in Rumours, Xperia T

mystery-phoneGSMArena has been sent an interesting list that apparently shows Sony Mobile’s entire 2012 portfolio, including codenames, launch dates and expected pricing. The leak comes from a Sony’s sales report in India, with all prices in INR, which we’ve converted into Euros, Dollars and Sterling below.

The list includes many codenames that we have not heard of yet, such as what is likely to be the true 2012 Sony Mobile flagship ‘Mint’ and the mid-range ‘Olive’ and ‘Atlas’. Other lower-end models include the ‘Lotus’, ‘AFFM’. All models will apparently run the Android OS.

We have previously reported on the LT22i Nypon, MT27i Pepper and ST25i Kumquat. If the April 2012 launch date is correct for these models, then they are probably dead certs for a MWC showing in Barcelona next month. Some models are tagged with ‘I at the end. We can’t say for sure, but we would say that these models will be destined for an international/global release. Therefore the international models would be the three aforementioned models (Nypon, Pepper, Kumquat) and the Mint, Olive and Atlas.

We expect Mint to be the 2012 flagship, given that it is the most expensive at €562, with Hayabusa possibly a Japan or US exclusive. Both Mint and Atlas are down for a September 2012 release. We also reported on LT29i Hayabusa earlier this month. At first we thought this may be the Xperia ion, but that wasn’t to be. We were told this handset will have a 4.55-inch display have a similar appearance to the Xperia arc but with the internal spec-sheet of the Xperia S.

We have posted on ST21i Tapioca in the past, but strangely there are two models listed in the table – Tapioca and Tapioca_DS. Our best guess is that both models will be for emerging markets and one model (Tapioca_DS) will have Dual-SIM capability. Last month we was told that Tapioca will have a 800MHz processor, 3.2-inch (320 x 480) display, 512MB RAM, 4GB ROM and a 3.2MP camera.

Rumoured Sony 2012 Portfolio

The table can be sorted by clicking on each header.

Code NameLaunchPrice (EUR)Price ($)Price (£)
Kumquat_I (ST25i)Apr-12262334218
Nypon_I (LT22i)Apr-12370472308
Pepper_I (MT27i)Apr-12308393256

*Exchange rates as of 18 January 2012:
EUR/$ – 1.27511
EUR/£ – 0.83136

Via GSMArena.

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