Japanese mobile phone maker Sony Mobile is gearing up for the release of a new handset on its homeland market, namely the recently unveiled Xperia AX.
The phone was made official earlier this week, yet no specific info on when it is set to arrive on shelves has emerged so far.
One thing that is certain, however, is that those who purchase the new mobile phone will be able to use it in the United States.
The Federal Communication Commission has approved the new handset for use in the country, yet without support for an US-specific network.
Two model numbers were approved for the new Sony Xperia AX, namely SO-01E, which was attached to the NTT DoCoMo version of the handset, and the CDMA SOL21, which is the KDDI variant, Blog of Mobile reports.
The phone was approved with 16GB eMMC internal memory (with SDR mode), which shows a bump in hardware compared to the Xperia V, which is the international version of the Xperia AX.
The rest of the specifications remain similar with what was known before on the smartphone, including the 4.3-inch touchscreen display that can boast an HD resolution (with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2).
The dual-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Krait processor currently powering the Xperia V is expected to have been included inside the new phone model as well.
The smartphone also includes a 13-megapixel photo snapper with support for full HD video recording, as well as various imaging features coming from Sony.
The specs list of Xperia AX is also said to include a microSD card port and NFC capabilities, along with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, GPS receiver, DLNA, and a front camera for making video calls.
Unfortunately, the smartphone is running under Google’s Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, though it might receive an upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in the not too distant future.