Sony Xperia LT30p Mint details and samples leak out: will this be Sony’s flagship for H2 2012?
posted by Victor H. / Jul 12, 2012, 3:17 AM
The Xperia LT30p Mint is said to come with a big, 4.6-inch HD display, a Snapdragon S4 chip, but we don’t know whether it’d feature a dual-core or quad-core processor. There’s 1GB of RAM memory and 16 gigs of internal storage, expandable via microSD cards. The battery is non-removable, the phone comes with a microSIM card and there will be support for NFC.
It’s also said to come with the iconic arc design with a slight curve on the back. It’s also featuring some very interesting design decisions - all the physical buttons will be placed on the bottom right side of the device, making them easy to access with one hand. The Sony Xperia Mint will come with a lock button, a volume rocker and a dedicated camera shutter key. The handset will be plastic, but with a nice rubberized coating.
One of the biggest focuses of the device will be its awesome 13-megapixel camera. We expect Sony to include its new Exmor R sensor for better low-light performance, and the pictures you can see below don’t look bad at all.
The Xperia Mint will allegedly come with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on board with an update to 4.1 Jelly Bean expected to come soon after the launch. It’s also said to pack a couple of interesting tweaks to the stock UI, so for example when entering the multitasking screen, you can select to have a couple of widgets staying always on top, similarly to the feature on the Galaxy S III where you can watch a video and text at the same time.
Navigating will be handled by three capacitive on screen buttons, much like on the Galaxy Nexus. Check out the samples below and let us know what you think, could this be your next smartphone?
source: Nixanbal, IT168
- Display 4.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
- Camera 13 MP / 1.3 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
- Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
- Battery 1850 mAh(7h 3G talk time)
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Still the camera cant compete with the Nokia Pure View but this is quite an improvement over the existing camera quality of Xperia S this will probably the second best camera phone of 2012 or even 2013!!! and yeah Sony could have gone with 1.5GB or 2GB of RAM if they want to compete with the S3!
posted on Jul 12, 2012, 3:28 AM 2
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808 Pure View can't be beat by any smartphones until 2013, that's a guarantee. Only another Pure View tech can beat it given the fact the Nokia already acquired Scalado. But still those photos are stunning. When I saw then, i can't help but have that phone given it's specification. And given those tasks that PA just mentioned, this phone will probably comes with a quad-core processor. Also, if ever they changed their mind, a 2gig of RAM can always be an option. Kudos sony. Bring those old days back !
posted on Jul 12, 2012, 5:21 AM 8
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Yeah true! Pure view is a great photo phone but... You can put a huge engine into a sleek sports car, make it look ugly (to say the least) and win any damn straight line drag race but on the track, in technology (that too upgradable), in style and on the pocket the GTR makes the most sense. The point is that innovation is perhaps about keeping all the variables within the acceptable, credible limits (aesthetics included) (or creating an altogether new paradigm shift) while offering more punch to the product and that's the real challenge. Sony could place their APSC (e.g. RX100, Nex5n etc.) Sensors inside (outside LOL) their phones, make them look ugly and put every camera phone to utmost shame. But that wont be so innovative, however, if they do somehow make it look like a 'COOL DEVICE' too, then yea that would be bloody innovative. Hope you all get what I mean....
posted on Jul 13, 2012, 6:44 AM 0
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But do you really want a pureview? Everything else about it sucks IMO
posted on Jul 12, 2012, 7:45 AM 5
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Have you actually used one? It's become a cliché to say it's all camera, nothing else. In reality, Symbian has come a long, long way - Nokia Belle is in many ways more usable than just about anything else out there! Take Nokia Maps vs. Google Maps, for instance: The former gives you far better coverage worldwide, allows you to save entire states/countries for offline use (in a very efficient vector data format), and even lets you use your own voice (or in my case, my then-4-year old son's voice) for navigation. Application selection is not as wide as iOS or Android, but the most important stuff is there. Who needs 10 different Twitter clients, when Gravity beats anything else out there, on ANY platform? Nokia Internet Radio beats TuneIn any day (the latter doesn't even allow you to add custom streams, ferrcrsissakes!). Podcatcher certainly beats Google's Podcasting solution... The (real) Microsoft Office Mobile suite is included, for free. And so on. But yea, seen as Elop has given the death sentence to the OS, the one remaining killer feature is definitely the camera.
posted on Oct 29, 2012, 7:26 PM 0
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No 4.1 Jelly on release? Come on Sony you can do better than this! Nice to see Sony get their act together hardware wise but they need to improve on the software front.
posted on Jul 12, 2012, 3:42 AM 2
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At least they are not going to release this with GB... Google only just released JB's source code to companies, think people need to give them some credit. Since google had been releasing different versions like there is no tomorrow. It is hard to make it your own while make it run smoothly and get it out on time before you lots go all psycho
posted on Jul 12, 2012, 5:02 AM 4
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If it has: -1gb RAM -16gb memory -4.6'(+) HD display -Dual core S4 = Industry Standard for High End in 2012 If it has the above plus: -13mp Camera -Quad(instead of Dual) Core S4 = Contention for Best Phone of the Year in 2012
posted on Jul 12, 2012, 4:00 AM 8
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S3 already here ................ so dont say Best
posted on Jul 12, 2012, 5:26 AM 0
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If you bump up the RAM a little, then yes. Quad-core S4 1.5-2 GB of RAM 13 MP Sony camera 4.5'+ HD display Decently sized battery Traditionally great Sony build quality It will be up there for the best smartphone is 2012. The only thing you could say it lacks in is software, but Sony's custom UI is pretty sleek...
posted on Jul 12, 2012, 11:34 AM 0
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Im now regretting getting my HTC one s instead of waiting a few months :/
posted on Jul 12, 2012, 4:07 AM 0
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Nahhh. Don't regret. One S is still one of the bests phones today. It can even beat s3 and one x on benchmark tests. Just stick to it and try saving money until 2013. Where quadcore processors will be a standard for phones. :D
posted on Jul 12, 2012, 5:25 AM 5
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That's why he said to save money, so you can upgrade your phone early :D That's what I'm doing, I passed up the One S for a Galaxy Blaze, just until the next Nexus comes out, then I'm gonna buy that unlocked.
posted on Jul 12, 2012, 11:37 AM 0
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okay, not trying to flame here, but it seems like if this progresses at the standard sony speed, it won't come out until some time in the middle/end of next year when it is just a mid-tier phone maybe it is just me, but i feel like sony always announces something slick looking and cutting edge and then sits on it until nobody cares and it launces with a $50 or maybe $99 price tag
posted on Jul 12, 2012, 4:40 AM 1
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