What's in a name? Plenty. Manufacturers pay companies big bucks to come up with the name for a device that will help generate sales. Sony has a number of new models coming out that they are just finalizing names for. For example, we recently told you how the Sony Mint (model LT30) is now the Sony Xperia T
. Now, a trusted source for the Xperia Blog
says that the Sony LT29i Hayabusa is being changed to the Sony Xperia TX
, which suits us fine. Hayabusa never exactly rolled off our tongue. Both the Sony Xperia TX and Sony Xperia T are expected to be officially introduced at a special pre-IFA event on August 29th
The Sony Xperia TX (most likely indicating a slightly more stacked model than the "T") is equipped with a 4.6 inch display with resolution of 720 x 1280 and a pixel density of 319ppi. Guess what's under the hood? If we had a nickel for every time we told you that the dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 processor
was on a new model, we'd have some serious coinage. 1GB of RAM is on board and 16GB of native storage is available. The 32GB capacity microSD slot will add some additional storage. A 13MP camera on back captures video in 1080p and there is a 1.3MP front facing camera for video chat and self portraits (just wanted to shake it up a little). Sony expects a 1700mAh battery to be sufficient although there is LTE connectivity which is something that must be thought about. Android 4.0.4 will be installed out of the box.
As if the handset needed another name, it is also known in Japan as the Sony Xperia GX.