Sony Xperia GX officially announced, the new Sony flagship has 13MP "stacked" sensor and no front buttons

Sony Xperia GX officially announced, the new Sony flagship has 13MP "stacked" sensor and no front buttons
Well, well, well, what do we have here? Out of the blue the Sony Xperia GX, previously codenamed LT29i "Hayabusa", just got officially annnounced by the Japanese this pretty London morning.

Everything we relayed to you about the newest Sony flagship turned out to be true, right down to the name and design concept, carrying over from the Xperia arc, but for now it is announced for Japan only, and arriving in the summer. We hope it will be making rounds worldwide come July, as that's the timeframe listed in the leaked 2012 Sony roadmap, along with a price in both Euros and US currency.

The handset will sport 4.6" HD Reality Display with the Mobile BRAVIA engine, a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, and this mysterious new 13MP Exmor R camera sensor with "stacked" technology, which should bring enhanced low-light performance, among many other goodies. Watch a demo of one of the sensor's many virtues called "HDR Video" in Sony's clip below.

The rest of the specs include 16GB of internal memory, 1700mAh battery, Android ICS out of the box, and LTE connectivity radio, allowing up to 75Mbps download speeds, if the network can deliver that, of course. At 5.16 x 2.72 x 0.4" (131 x 69 x 10.5 mm) or 0.34" (8.6mm) at its thinnest, and 4.48oz (127 g) of weight it will also be one of the smaller big-screen phones on the market, and rumors are the battery is replaceable. The phone will be available in black and white, as you can see from the pics below. Best of all - no front buttons, just pure unadulterated ICS on-screen navigational joy.



Sony will introduce three new media applications with the launch of the Xperia GX, which will apparently be making their way to all of the company's new Android phones:

We are already impatient for the eventual global availability in July - the MSRP in Sony's list was pegged at $632 SIM-free, which is about right for these specs, but, jeez, doesn't this smartphone season seem the toughest yet for choosing an Android flagship? Everybody is into the ring and fighting like an MMA champion on steroids.

Sony Mobile Communications unveils Xperia GX and Xperia SX – the first Sony LTE smartphones for the Japanese market

09 May 2012

  • Powerful performance and ultra-fast network speed combined with easy connectivity and premium entertainment experiences
  • Xperia GX features a 4.6” HD screen and 13MP camera for ultra real viewing experiences
  • Xperia SX is the world’s lightest LTE smartphone weighing only 95 grams

9 May, London, United Kingdom - Sony Mobile Communications today announced two new Xperia™ Android smartphones designed specifically for the Japanese market. Xperia GX and Xperia SX join the popular Xperia NX and Xperia acro HD, currently among the best selling smartphones in Japan. Both Xperia GX and Xperia SX enable easy connectivity with multiple screens to share and enjoy content on whichever screen best suits the situation, whether it’s TV, smartphone, laptop or tablet.

Xperia LTE smartphones for Japan
The first Sony branded smartphones to launch in Japan Xperia GX and Xperia SX are LTE enabled with download speeds of up to 75mbps. They come with 1.5GHz dual core processors for faster performance and Reality Display powered by the Mobile BRAVIA® Engine for razor sharp clarity, full HD video and Sony Exmor R™ for mobile, enabling the capture of high quality, bright pictures and HD videos even in low light. With HD sharing through DLNA, and HDMI, controlling the smartphone with the TV remote control when connected to the TV, Xperia GX also deliver a full HD experience on the big screen. 

New media applications
Bringing the best of Sony technology and premium entertainment experiences, Xperia GX and Xperia SX also introduce three new media applications:

  • The “WALKMAN” application integrates signature high quality audio technologies such as clear stereo, clear bass, VPT surround sound, manual equalizer and xLOUD™ with new innovative ways to play, discover and recommend music.
  • The “Album” application brings new intuitive ways to sort and browse high quality photos and videos in blazing speed, as well as providing instant viewing, commenting and sharing of photos on Facebook and other online albums, leveraging the great camera capabilities of Xperia GX and Xperia SX.
  • The “Movies” application streamlines the playback and viewing of movies in high quality audio and video with intelligent database search to discover more info about the movie for a rich and immersive experience.

Xperia GX – capture ultra real memories in high definition 
Xperia GX boasts a 4.6” HD resolution screen for superior viewing. With a 13MP camera and full HD video recording, Xperia GX enables consumers to capture unforgettable moments in the highest quality, wherever they are. Building on the design success of Xperia arc, Xperia GX incorporates a matte texture and slimline body which fits perfectly into the consumer’s palm or pocket.
Key features for Xperia GX

  • 4.6” Reality Display powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine for razor-sharp clarity.
  • 1.5GHz dual-core processor for faster performance.
  • 16GB internal flash storage.
  • 13MP camera with Sony Exmor R for mobile, HD video recording, and Sony technology to take 3D panoramic images.
  • Launching on Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich.
  • Available in white and black.


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Xperia GX
  • OS Android 4.0.3
  • Display 4.6 inches 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera) 1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus 1GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB,
  • Battery 1700 mAh

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