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Sony Xperia Z aka Mint aka LT30 could star in a James Bond movie and sport a metal back just for AT&T

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Sony Xperia Z aka Mint aka LT30 could star in a James Bond movie and sport a metal back just for AT&T
Yesterday we showed you photos taken with the Sony LT30p, codenamed "Mint", which is expected to end up as the flagship Xperia Z when it hits shelves later in the year.

If the leaks are true, the handset is slightly more compact than the Xperia GX slated for release in Japan next week, a bit heavier, and will share almost the same specs, with an altered exterior, easing one-handed access to the side buttons. It is also said to have a sealed battery, unlike its Japanese counterpart.

Now a few more details have been tipped about it - it is expected to come to the US as an AT&T exclusive, dubbed the LT30at, and feature a metal back cover, whereas the international HSPA+ version LT30p we saw pictures from yesterday, is said to keep the soft-touch plastic on the back.

Most interesting is that Sony plans to launch a big marketing campaign for the handset, considering the Xperia Z will end up being its flagship for the year, and has even managed to do a product placement for it in the upcoming James Bond movie, Skyfall.

With this kind of marketing effort behind a very compact device with a Snapdragon S4 processor, 4.6" HD Bravia display and 13MP camera with a stacked sensor capable of HDR video capture, success seems very likely. It might have to battle LG and HTC's new quad-core Snapdragons, though, and, if you read our quick observation on their graphics prowess, it will have an uphill battle in terms of raw power. Benchmarks are just a small part of the whole experience, though, so we can't wait to put the eventual Z through its paces.

source: XperiaBlog

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posted on 13 Jul 2012, 09:47 4

1. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1615; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

I may just buy this device unlocked. I'm sure it will sport a very cool design. It would be an added bonus if it came with the quad-core S4, but dual-core S4 will be fine. And I like the idea of it having a metal back.

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 10:30 5

2. remtothemax (Posts: 260; Member since: 02 May 2012)

i like the idea of sony finally seeming like a real competitor in the smartphone market
they usually have pretty good looking phones
just they are always playing catch-up with specs

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 10:53 3

3. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

hmmm I think i should wait for this baby. phone is a monsters.

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 11:00

4. ryq24 (Posts: 771; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

hope it does not disappoint just like the ion.

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 13:18 2

7. SonyFTW2020 (Posts: 311; Member since: 03 May 2012)

The Ion would of been perfect, IF, and only If sony would have given it the S4 chip instead of the old S3 :( It is seriously about time phone companies stop going HALF way with these phones... People are dying for one complete phone...

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 11:41 2

5. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 404; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)

Loving the specs of the shooter should be some pretty good comp.

Its about time Sony step their game up cause they're slowly losing what ground they did have prior to E3 in the gaming category.

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 12:38 2

6. BabyWade (Posts: 43; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)

If this phone comes with S4 pro,16/32 gb interntal storage, 2300 mAh or higher battery, a microsd card slot & most important a good design I would buy it in a heartbeat.

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 23:14 1

8. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)

looks awsome

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 14:47

9. Genorok (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Aug 2012)

Darn, it's disappointing that AT&T seems to get all the best phones to make up for their crappy service (that I switched from a few years back). Really wish that Sony would take some of these phones to Verizon instead of those terrible Motorola Phones that Verizon tries to sell.

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