Sony's new flagship model will be named the Sony Xperia TX
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.
source: XperiaBlog via AndroidCentral
1. GeekMovement (Posts: 1499; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
1700mAh? I guess it's up to Sony. They should know what their devices are capable of, but I hope it's not too small for a phone with those specs.
9. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
ROFL......are they serious?? 1700 mAh? wow.......thats tough but like you said hopefully they know somthing we dont know because it certainly dont look good from a consumers stand point if view....O and maybe......just maybe.......the battery will be removable......doubt it.......but maybe this time sony will surprise us
16. RamyRamz69 (Posts: 390; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)
The S4 chip is much more battery efficient than possibly any other SoC out there. American/Australian One X uses the S4 chip with a 1800 MAH battery which is not a big difference but lasts around a day or more even though HTC's skin is much heavier than Sony's.
20. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
the one x?? i hear the one s has a better battery than the One X! lol still no reason not to make your flagship phone higher than that and at least 2000 mAh
24. RamyRamz69 (Posts: 390; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)
These are all numbers to be honest, it all depends on how you optimize the phone. I have a PSP-1000 with a 1800 MAH battery and a PSP-3000 with a 1320 MAH battery. The 3000 lasts longer due to optimizations by Sony. Same thing goes for phones and laptops; my Sony Tablet S lasts longer than my first iPad even though it's a dual core tablet.
Also don't forget that the One S has a smaller OLED screen and it's not HD. If you go to battery usage on most Android phones you would find that the screen consumes the most battery.
31. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
true, very true........but if they knew the One X was gonna have a big screen and would drain the battery fast, then why didnt they just make the battery bigger! xD
33. TMach (Posts: 348; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
My One X lasts a day and a half which is about the same as most top line phone bar those with beefed up batteries like the Razr Max! All depends on optimisation!
38. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
well thats good then i bet its a great phone to have aint it... :)
45. TMach (Posts: 348; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
Sure is but I will probably still go for the GX/TX or whatever Sony chooses to name it. I am primarily a Sony man with a soft spot for HTC as I believe they both provide the best build quality and feel in terms of their phones. Given my S3 crack experience which PA featured, I know I am never buying a Samsung product EVER again. It is the appalling customer care that makes Samsung a "no go" company for me!
22. ahomad (Posts: 138; Member since: 15 May 2012)
they probably sacrificed the battery size for the sack of the design (which everyone was asking for arc-like phone with updated specs). so don't expect to get lots of battery in slim phone. I know moto did, but you can't compare the specs of this phone with droid maxx, there is no comparision. but still, I would give it extra few millimetres for bigger battery
23. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
well if they would of put the S4 chip in the one x instead of the tegra 3 it the battery would of been better but hey.....
2. MeoCao (unregistered)
Look at the pictures we can see that GX and TX are 2 different phones.
4. aayupanday (Posts: 464; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
Does it have that awesome Adreno 320 GPU ?
7. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3883; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
No, the MSM8960 doesn't have the Adreno 320. The 8960T does, this is using the same processor as the US version of the One X and GS3
5. CamaroSS (Posts: 72; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)
Hey PA, wrong pictures (of Neo L or something similar). TX/Hayabusa is the international version of GX which has an Arc-ish design.
6. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)
The Pic is neo l ... lol
TX sounds good t = Titaniumly X = Xtreme :D
8. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3883; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
The battery is a bit small, they should've gone with >1900mAh. Sony's flaships are kind of lacking compared to other manufacturer's high-end offerings. Lately, everyone has been going with an S4 chip, 1 Gb of RAM, and an HD display for a flagship, it's getting a tad boring. At least Samsung stepped it up a bit with 2 Gb of RAM in the US GS3, effectively making it future-proof. I hope Motorola doesn't skimp out on consumers by following the pack with the Razr HD.
10. tonytha1andonly (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Aug 2012)
So, out of curiosity, what is the difference between the Xperia TX and the Xperia T? The specs look pretty much the same to me from a quick glance comparison.
27. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3883; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
The TX has a bigger display... That's about it.
11. Jeromeo (Posts: 135; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)
this is total BULL SH*T. my brother has an XperiaS and if Sony does not keep 'a standard' with the light bar--a consistent, distinguishable design element, then hey will continue to have unprofitable quarters [after quarters].
13. Jeromeo (Posts: 135; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)
Also, pick a f*cking name. Not an XperiaABCDEFG-i900. That confuses consumers. (Hence why instead of an iPad3 they went back to iPad. Period.)
14. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
true, they playing the alphabet game...... :(
34. lyndon420 (Posts: 1688; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
Companies use these numeric model numbers more for internal use. Android caters to the more tech savy consumers, whereas apple likes to keep things simple because their customers are...well...simple. Apple claims that the majority of consumers are stupid, unobservent bloks who can't put a proper dollar value on the products they buy (over $600 for 2 pieces of glass for example). As for apple's naming strategy for the upcoming new iphone, they might be better off just calling it 'the new iphone' because their customers probably can't count past the number 2...or is it the number 4?
39. Jeromeo (Posts: 135; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)
Appreciate the intelligent response. I just feel that my Nexus is easy to say, search, remember, share, etc. My brother's Xperia could be an S, P, XL, ST, whatever. It's tough for non-tech-savvy consumers to 'get into the [tech] game' when they have to do research to distinguish between models.
Sometimes simplification can be smarter than complication.
And..... the light bar should be THE distinguishing factor for ALL Sony models. If you can see that light bar from 30 feet away, you've made a coveted, consistent design element that sets you apart.
41. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
playing the alphabet game is "tech savy"?? LOL nice one dude
15. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Change the damn wallpaper, it make all phones look same
35. lyndon420 (Posts: 1688; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
It's up to the consumer to change it once they get it home.
17. Joshua9007 (Posts: 64; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
I liked what they did with their first phones without Ericsson, but they really need to step it up for these ones, Where is the cool floating glass part of the original? And please tell me they are incorporating CDMA antennas into some models, as they are missing more than half of the US market by avoiding the technology.
Once they actually design a phone that looks good and has true top of the line specs, then I will be more angry, but with the small battery and ram I'm glad they are not available at my carrier!
19. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)
Atleast the battery is same as 2011 line.. so those who upgrade from it have a spare battery .. :) .
21. groupsacc (Posts: 232; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)
I just don't understand. With all their perceived superiority in technical expertise in electronics, how they fall behind that of Samsung and HTC year after year after year and always play catch-up game. I've got one friend who's bought the Xperia S, but he willingly concedes that it's an inferior phone technically compared to Galaxy and One X, but bought it just to be unique. Sony phones are all what it is today, just the uniqueness. Hope they turn it around with a ground-breaking hardware.
26. snowgator (Posts: 3188; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
I understand your point. Sony really is launching their first Xperia line designed and prepared completely without Eriksson, so this should be the Sony we all are hoping for. This really should be a GS3 competitor like no other company can put out. I am excited to see their efforts. They are on my shortlist for Android. I love what they might bring on an elite device.
25. AppleRoyally (banned) (Posts: 7; Member since: 12 Aug 2012)
If sony wants to compete and progress they need to start using there Zseries on there phones®
29. swagat73 (Posts: 11; Member since: 12 Aug 2012)
sony xperia lt29i "hayabusa" name is T
sony xperia lt30i name is Tx
(from this which is the big brother. bec T has 4.6 in display and Tx has 4.3in display) otherwise specification are same
what's the price you expect from the two phone?
30. ryq24 (Posts: 470; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
time have change. the koreans are doing a lot better in terms of pricing, marketing and designs. Japanese companies have lost their mojos.
32. BenCjamin (Posts: 78; Member since: 13 May 2011)
I for one am excited for this phone after the galaxy S3's disappointing marginal upgrade I've been waiting for something better to come out, and here it is. Hopefully the 13 mp camera will be up to par but in terms if software & hardware this should be ankle to give the HTC One x and the galaxy s3 a run forheir money. I'm really excited to see what Sony has in store for us in the future. One of the biggest selling points that Sony has is they're devices are going to be 'PlayStation certified' which means exclusive better quality games that Android lacks because of android's open source policy they typically get less developers wanting to make games.
36. lyndon420 (Posts: 1688; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
There was talk of licensing out the playstation certification to other Android phones that have the specs to handle it.
44. BenCjamin (Posts: 78; Member since: 13 May 2011)
True but you know that most if not all of sony's phones are going to be playstation certified.
40. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
i think the specs are good but why sony only put 177mAh battery? i think it should be higher than 200mAh since its a LTE device....
i wish sony bring back the cybershot technokigies on there smartphones!
i could still remember the rivalry of sony ericson cybershot k800i and nokia camera phones
43. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
my bad... 1700mAh and 2000mAh! :)
42. nicholassss (Posts: 348; Member since: 10 May 2012)
Does anyone else think its kinda weird looking?