If anyone thought that the Xperia S launched in CES would remain Sony’s flagship device for 2012, then think again! Mobile-Review.com of Eldar Murtazin fame has got its hands on an unreleased Sony smartphone called the Xperia LT30p Mint. It has not only been leaked, Mobile-Review.com has given it a proper hands-on treatment and has revealed each every key aspect of this device. Also Read - Sony PlayStation 6 may not release until 2027 as per an official document
From the spec sheets, we can confirm this is clearly a high-end device which will definitely compete with the likes of the HTC One X, the Samsung Galaxy S III and the LG Optimus 4X HD. The device features a 4.6-inch display with a 720p resolution and a mobile Bravia engine, a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, a 13-megapixel camera which can shoot 1080p video, microSD card slot, NFC, micro-SIM, and a 720p front facing camera. Also Read - Sony, Honda may set PlayStation 5 in their upcoming autonomous electric car
Design wise, the Xperia Mint drops the transparent element seen in the Xperia NXT series of devices and more importantly adopts the virtual Android keys seen in the Galaxy Nexus. The build of the device that has been leaked was running Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. Also Read - Sony LinkBuds S WF-LS900N with ANC, 20-hours battery life announced in India at Rs 16,990
While specs wise, the device is sure to impress the onlooker, Mobile-Review.com has noted a few flaws in the device. First it states, the wow factor we have seen in displays on the Galaxy S III and the HTC One X was clearly missing and the power and volume keys were positioned in a very awkward bottom right corner.
Having said that, we will not jump to conclusions as this is clearly a prototype device, and it is quite plausible that the final device will be a more refined product. In the meanwhile, hit the read link for more details on the Xperia Mint.