Sony ST26i leaks out, green globe logo nowhere to be seen

Sony ST26i leaks out, green globe logo nowhere to be seen
UPDATE: Thanks to a tipster, we got a whiff of the alleged specs - 4" qHD screen, 1GHz ST-Ericsson U8500 chipset, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage and HD video capable camera.

When it rains it usually pours with Sony Mobile-related news, and today is no exception. After the understated announcement of the Sony Xperia GX flagship and the thinnest LTE phone out there the Xperia SX for Japan, now another handset is making the unofficial rounds.

It is codenamed as the Sony ST26i, and unlike the GX and SX, it does sport capacitive buttons at the front, but the green globe logo is nowhere to be seen. 

Sony is apparently preparing an Android onslaught this year, as its leaked roadmap had more than 10 devices in it.

If the ST26i pictured here is not some ditched prototype, it might fit somewhere in the handsets scheduled for summer launch, like the so-called Olive I or the Lotus, but as far as specs go, it's anyone's guess.

source: IT168 (1), IT168 (2)

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Xperia J
  • Display 4.0 inches
    854 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    0.3 MP VGA front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, 0.5GB RAM
  • Storage 4GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1750 mAh
  • OS Android 4.1.2



12. Atlas

Posts: 158; Member since: Apr 15, 2012

Make all your phones global Sony!

11. Jyakotu

Posts: 868; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

I always wondered why Sony needed Ericsson in the first place. Without them, they seem to be doing WAY better. I really think Sony can become a serious competitor once again with these new devices. I'm a HUGE Sony fan, so I'm crossing my fingers. :)

10. paul5an

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 25, 2011

Just release the GX globally.

8. paul5an

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 25, 2011


13. kastor

Posts: 43; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

why wtf,phone is perfect,just if price will be lower,wh all phones must be top,we need some mid range and low range phones

7. yt6nin

Posts: 100; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

If this is indeed not the GX, then the GX is better specs-wise, but I like the physical design of this phone as well. Only let downs are the specs... May be my next smartphone's a Sony... Unless the One X or SGSIII really attracts me more. I really hate the physical design of the SGSIII, and the One X supports a "meh" list of specs, imho... HTC could've at least done a little more to push it as the beast smartphone of their One Series... The SGSIII is intriguing w/their features (software-, hard-, and accerssory-wise), but the physical design is kind of keeping me away from it. The back is just outrageous from look at the photos, at least the One X looks a lot better, but can't really say for sure until I lay my hands on all the phones I want to have and try them out... Hopefully the iPhone 5 isn't a major upgrade from the 4S, otherwise mostly sticking with Android for a while. The variety results in competition and a difficult consumer choice, one of the good problems of Android =)

6. wendygarett unregistered

Sony, Im waiting you to beat oneX!!

9. paul5an

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 25, 2011

Xperia S already does beat One X in real-world usage.

4. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

i really love sony is back in the game to blow their competitors. Welcome back Sony :)

2. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012


3. FoneAddict

Posts: 263; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Better looking than SGS3. That phone was dealt a deadly blow with the ugly stick!

1. FoneAddict

Posts: 263; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Competitors need to take Sony seriously now! Sony are back! More competition the better for all of us!

5. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

What? Sony is back with over priced and under performing devices?

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