Mobile phone maker Sony is reportedly gearing up for the release of a successor for its Xperia S flagship smartphone, and that device has just got previewed, far before being officially announced.
Featuring model number Sony LT30p Mint, the handset was already spotted on the web before, courtesy of a series of leaks and benchmarking results, but no specific info on what it would look like or have to offer has emerged before.
Today, however, we can have a better look at the smartphone
, courtesy of a full preview of the handset that emerged over at Mobile-review
Although expected to replace the Xperia S, the new handset shows few design similarities with the currently available smartphone.
Fitting nicely in the user’s hand, the phone sports a new front appearance, with only the on-screen buttons loaded on it, along with the earpiece, front camera and the usual sensors placed above the touchscreen display.
The phone features power, volume and camera keys on the right side, all placed on the bottom half, for easier use with a single hand.
The back camera boasts 13 megapixels, with LED flash, most probably with support for full HD video recording. The handset is powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
, that should further enhance its camera features.
The phone’s screen measures 4.3 inches and can boast a 1280 x 720 HD resolution. Beneath it, Sony hid a Qualcomm MSM8960 dual-core chip, complemented by 1GB of RAM.
Sony LT30p Mint will land on shelves with support for micro-SIM cards, as well as for MicroSD memory cards. The phone will also pack WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, along with a micro-USB port, and support for USB-host mode.
According to the news site, the new Android smartphone
is expected to make an official appearance on the market in the third quarter of the year, though no specific info on its landing has been provided so far.