Remember the LT29i "Hayabusa"
flagship from the leaked 2012 Sony roadmap
? We were already pegging this one to be the best Sony smartphone for the summer season, when it is expected to land, but now a few more details leaked from a Baidu blog in China, that confirm our initial impressions.
Sony LT29i Hayabusa prototype
The rest of the specs will make you salivate too, as the LT29i Hayabusa is to come with a 4.55" HD Reality Display, and be powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 chipset, by which we were very pleasantly surprised in our HTC One S
review. The phone is pegged to be just 7mm thin, yet pack a generous 2200mAh battery
, potentially making it the best phone Sony has created so far.
As can be seen in the leaked picture of the handset's prototype on the right, it is likely going to be all-display at the front, and feature just the on-screen buttons of Android Ice Cream Sandwich for navigation. That's in line with what we heard about the Hayabusa handset last month
The rumored Q3 launch for the Sony LT29i Hayabusa is now receiving a more specific release month, as the phone is claimed to be announced in June with this latest leak, and the sales to start in July, as listed in the original Sony roadmap. Forum rumors are that it might eventually be called Xperia GX.
As far as that expensive Mint I phone
we were wondering about in the leaked 2012 Sony roadmap, the source now says there will be something arriving in October coded as the LT30i, which is to be Sony's first quad-core handset with an OLED display
, fruit of its partnership with AUO on 4.3" AMOLEDs
. The future seems pretty bright for Sony this year, even if only the LT29i and LT30i materialize.