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Sony might unveil a second generation Xperia NXT phones next week, with a flagship Xperia Z coming in August

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Sony might unveil a second generation Xperia NXT phones next week, with a flagship Xperia Z coming in August
Sony might have changed its 2012 portfolio strategy for the second half of the year, if the latest rumors are true. Yesterday we were guessing whether next week's invitation for a media preview of the latest Xperia phones has in mind the ones that were recently announced, or there will be a new crop, and today comes a rumor that the second generation of the Xperia NXT line might be unveiled.

The phones could apparently be called Xperia C, E, Y and Z. That Xperia Z is said to be the flagship, and be released in August, while the rest are slated for July. The original portfolio leak had a flagship, codenamed Mint I, but set for unveiling in September. Moreover, two of these names could be the international versions of the Xperia GX and SX, which are currently meant for sale in Japan only. 

The phones are told to sport Snapdragon S4 chipsets, OLED displays, and come with CyberShot lenses taken directly from the T camera series. Let's not forget that the rumors about the Mint I also stated that it might be with OLED screen, so it could indeed be called officially the Xperia Z. The Xperia C, E, Y and Z will allegedly all be PlayStation Certified, which is not hard to guess, and have the Walkman music player brand.

Well, if this rumor holds water, Sony must have significantly sped up its development efforts, and its phones will span the gamut from low-end to compelling flagships, which means its portfolio will be directly fighting with Samsung's Android handsets. June 20 is just a few days away, so next week we might eventually see the new stuff, although all of these sound a bit like wishful thinking, especially in the camera part, and all we might see could be an international GX, which would still be something.

source: XperiaBlog

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posted on 14 Jun 2012, 02:58 14

1. CharlieAtInfinity (Posts: 253; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


Exciting!! I wanna see the design of these devices which Sony has always been the best at!!

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 06:18

20. the_matchless (Posts: 29; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)


True!!!

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 03:13 3

2. bohdan4ik13 (Posts: 81; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Fake, all 4 with Snapdragon S4? Nonsense, especially with S4 shipment delays...
And why Xperia GX is not CyberShot? And original post based on XperiaBlog user's speculations

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 04:38 11

7. AbhiD (Posts: 64; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


maybe u don't have an idea that sony is a premium customer of qualcomm..., they won't face any chipset shortages
and even if it happens then sony has ST-ERICSSON to their rescue(who right now is sampling pure dual core A15 2.5 GHz processors equipped with Power VR SGX nxt generation ROGUE GPUs to SONY)

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 04:43 4

8. AbhiD (Posts: 64; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


Xperia Z is confirmed for sure even if others aren't true...
phone codenamed MINT is going to be this yr's flagship for sony which will be on sale in late september or early october

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 03:27

3. avgjoe (Posts: 13; Member since: 31 Aug 2010)


Sam's Club has had the phone for $48.88 for weeks now. No more headaches than dealing with a regular corporate store. Almost all models on the carriers are cheaper beginning at release day.....fyi

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 03:30 2

4. avgjoe (Posts: 13; Member since: 31 Aug 2010)


Wrong post

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 04:07 3

5. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1297; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Things to expect in August 2013

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 04:33 6

6. DKMDROID (Posts: 102; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)


Played around with the S,P,U and Sola yesterday really impressed with this generation of xperia handsets,considering buying one but will definity wait for these handsets to get launched instead.... well if the rumors hold up .....

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 05:43 3

9. thunderising (Posts: 225; Member since: 25 Nov 2011)


They still haven't made a 199$ device with these specs:

- 3.7" screen WVGA (or 4")
- 512MB RAM
- ICS
- 5MP 720p cam, front facing cam
- Memory Card SLOT
- 1GHz processor

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 06:05 2

10. Galaxys2...R (Posts: 46; Member since: 04 Oct 2011)


How many phones are sony going to make this year, especially with almost the same specs like all those low end phones aswell cant even tell whats really different between them.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 19:58

19. pyradark (Posts: 737; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


Design Build Quality... they need to catch up with other company after theyre break up with ericsson because they start from 0%.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 06:56 4

11. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


finally OLED sonly devices ^^

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 14:49

17. schecter7 (Posts: 99; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


Yep - Sony's new cybershot T model is already out with OLED touchscreen. That makes me want to believe the specs.

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 11:19

21. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6114; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


and i will be waiting for this one. just glad i didn't bought the Xperia iON. can't wait :)

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 07:20 2

12. mercorp (Posts: 967; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Xperia s owners got pwned.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 07:42 3

13. VJo003 (Posts: 320; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)


I'll have some Mint plz
:^)

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 08:50

14. Suts_97 (Posts: 124; Member since: 05 May 2012)


I feel that Sony is releasing too many new models!

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 10:28

15. Atlas (Posts: 157; Member since: 15 Apr 2012)


If this happens Sony will have realeased 18 phones this yearO.o

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 10:35 1

16. ChangMin2012 (Posts: 87; Member since: 14 Apr 2012)


I know my fellowmen would not like this but ... Go Japan Technology!

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 15:09 1

18. Aaron_R96 (Posts: 198; Member since: 22 Jan 2012)


Gotta remember that some of Sony's announced phones this year are still Japan-only, and if you think about it so far only 4 or 5 have actually hit the market yet, they might be announced.

It's still gonna be at least sept-oct time that these models are readily available though - nearly half way through a 2-year contract if you got an XS when it was first released, and plus this will mean Sony can continue to compete with brands like Samsung and HTC by the end of this year, having to build a portfolio from scratch post-Ericsson, all good news for Sony!

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