Sony Xperia TX, also known as the Bond Phone, has just been officially announced in Australia. The smartphone will be available beginning November 28 at Vodafone and Sony stores across the country.According to AusDroid, potential customers will be able to grab the Xperia TX for free on $50/ €40 monthly plan from Vodafone, or for $630/ €510 outright via Sony stores.
The Xperia TX will ship with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system out of the box, but Sony already confirmed a Jelly Bean update would be available for download in the following weeks, so stay tuned for more info on this one.
Unlike the Xperia T that packs a 4.5-inch display, the Xperia TX comes with a slightly larger 4.6-inch Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine capacitive touchscreen display that supports HD (720 x 1280 pixels) resolution and features scratch-resistant glass.
The smartphone is equipped with a powerful 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8260A Snapdragon processor, which is complemented by an Adreno 225 graphics processing unit and 1GB of RAM.
It comes with 16GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD memory card, as well as HSPA+ (42Mbps) and HSUPA (5.8 Mbps) support.
Last but not least, the Xperia TX boasts an impressive 13-megapixel rear photo snapper with autofocus, LED flash, full HD (1080p) video recording continuous autofocus and video stabilizer, as well as a secondary 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls.
“Now, Australians can own the same handset as 007. This product integration strategy for Sony Xperia smartphones is a key element of Sony’s smartphone strategy to demonstrate an outstanding user experience across devices, enabling consumers to easily and quickly access the world of entertainment that Sony delivers,” said Sony’s John Featherstone, managing director for the company’s Mobile Communications division in Australia.