Sony Mobile has just replaced its Sony Xperia S Android flagship smartphone with a new one that promises better performance and more innovative features.
The new Xperia T, previously known as Hayabusa, has just been announced at IFA 2012 trade fair, here in Berlin, Germany.
Although the Japanese company also launched the Xperia TX
smartphone, we've been told that Xperia T and TX are one and the same when it comes to hardware and software.
However, they look a bit different at the bottom, probably in order to offer customers more design options.
We've also noticed that while the Xperia T is equipped with a Qualcomm MSM8260A Snapdragon dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait processor, the Xperia TX is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8260 Scorpion CPU.
The former also embeds a better Adreno 225 graphics processing unit, whereas the latter comes with an Adreno 220 GPU
Just like the rest of the Xperia smartphones announced at IFA 2012, the Xperia T is powered by Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, though Sony promised a Jelly Bean update would be available soon after launch.
Neither of the two comes with LTE support, though both offer HSPA+ (42Mbps) and HSUPA (5.76Mbp).
Both smartphones boast 4.55-inch HD capacitive touchscreen displays that support 720 x 1280 pixels resolution and 16 million colors.
The screens feature shatter proof and scratch-resistant glass and integrate Sony's Mobile Bravia Engine technology.
On the inside, Xperia T
and Xperia TX pack 1GB of RAM and 16GB storage, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD memory card.
They include 1850 mAh Li-Ion high-capacity batteries, 13-megapixel rear cameras and 1.3-megapixel front-facing cameras for video calls.
We've been informed that Sony Xperia T and TX are expected to arrive on the market in just a few weeks. Sony promised that more details on pricing options would be disclosed a bit later, so stay tuned for more updates on the matter.