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

Sony Xperia Z aka Mint aka LT30 could star in the new James Bond movie
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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