Sony's new flagship model will be named the Sony Xperia TX

Sony's new flagship model will be named the Sony Xperia TX
What's in a name? Plenty. Manufacturers pay companies big bucks to come up with the name for a device that will help generate sales. Sony has a number of new models coming out that they are just finalizing names for. For example, we recently told you how the Sony Mint (model LT30) is now the Sony Xperia T. Now, a trusted source for the Xperia Blog says that the Sony LT29i Hayabusa is being changed to the Sony Xperia TX, which suits us fine. Hayabusa never exactly rolled off our tongue. Both the Sony Xperia TX and Sony Xperia T are expected to be officially introduced at a special pre-IFA event on August 29th.

The Sony Xperia TX (most likely indicating a slightly more stacked model than the "T") is equipped with a 4.6 inch display with resolution of 720 x 1280 and a pixel density of 319ppi. Guess what's under the hood? If we had a nickel for every time we told you that the dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 processor was on a new model, we'd have some serious coinage. 1GB of RAM is on board and 16GB of native storage is available. The 32GB capacity microSD slot will add some additional storage. A 13MP camera on back captures video in 1080p and there is a 1.3MP front facing camera for video chat and self portraits (just wanted to shake it up a little). Sony expects a 1700mAh battery to be sufficient although there is LTE connectivity which is something that must be thought about. Android 4.0.4 will be installed out of the box.

As if the handset needed another name, it is also known in Japan as the Sony Xperia GX.

source: XperiaBlog via AndroidCentral

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Xperia GX
  • Display 4.6" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1700 mAh

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39 Comments

1. GeekMovement unregistered

1700mAh? I guess it's up to Sony. They should know what their devices are capable of, but I hope it's not too small for a phone with those specs.

9. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

ROFL......are they serious?? 1700 mAh? wow.......thats tough but like you said hopefully they know somthing we dont know because it certainly dont look good from a consumers stand point if view....O and maybe......just maybe.......the battery will be removable......doubt it.......but maybe this time sony will surprise us

16. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

The S4 chip is much more battery efficient than possibly any other SoC out there. American/Australian One X uses the S4 chip with a 1800 MAH battery which is not a big difference but lasts around a day or more even though HTC's skin is much heavier than Sony's.

20. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

the one x?? i hear the one s has a better battery than the One X! lol still no reason not to make your flagship phone higher than that and at least 2000 mAh

24. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

These are all numbers to be honest, it all depends on how you optimize the phone. I have a PSP-1000 with a 1800 MAH battery and a PSP-3000 with a 1320 MAH battery. The 3000 lasts longer due to optimizations by Sony. Same thing goes for phones and laptops; my Sony Tablet S lasts longer than my first iPad even though it's a dual core tablet. Also don't forget that the One S has a smaller OLED screen and it's not HD. If you go to battery usage on most Android phones you would find that the screen consumes the most battery.

31. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

true, very true........but if they knew the One X was gonna have a big screen and would drain the battery fast, then why didnt they just make the battery bigger! xD

33. TMach unregistered

My One X lasts a day and a half which is about the same as most top line phone bar those with beefed up batteries like the Razr Max! All depends on optimisation!

38. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

well thats good then i bet its a great phone to have aint it... :)

45. TMach unregistered

Sure is but I will probably still go for the GX/TX or whatever Sony chooses to name it. I am primarily a Sony man with a soft spot for HTC as I believe they both provide the best build quality and feel in terms of their phones. Given my S3 crack experience which PA featured, I know I am never buying a Samsung product EVER again. It is the appalling customer care that makes Samsung a "no go" company for me!

22. ahomad

Posts: 175; Member since: May 15, 2012

they probably sacrificed the battery size for the sack of the design (which everyone was asking for arc-like phone with updated specs). so don't expect to get lots of battery in slim phone. I know moto did, but you can't compare the specs of this phone with droid maxx, there is no comparision. but still, I would give it extra few millimetres for bigger battery

23. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

well if they would of put the S4 chip in the one x instead of the tegra 3 it the battery would of been better but hey.....

2. MeoCao unregistered

Look at the pictures we can see that GX and TX are 2 different phones.

3. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

i think the picture shown is the neo L.

12. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

true true.

4. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Does it have that awesome Adreno 320 GPU ?

7. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

No, the MSM8960 doesn't have the Adreno 320. The 8960T does, this is using the same processor as the US version of the One X and GS3

5. CamaroSS

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 24, 2012

Hey PA, wrong pictures (of Neo L or something similar). TX/Hayabusa is the international version of GX which has an Arc-ish design.

6. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

The Pic is neo l ... lol TX sounds good t = Titaniumly X = Xtreme :D

18. 09wbd03516

Posts: 140; Member since: May 30, 2012

Lol picture changed

8. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The battery is a bit small, they should've gone with >1900mAh. Sony's flaships are kind of lacking compared to other manufacturer's high-end offerings. Lately, everyone has been going with an S4 chip, 1 Gb of RAM, and an HD display for a flagship, it's getting a tad boring. At least Samsung stepped it up a bit with 2 Gb of RAM in the US GS3, effectively making it future-proof. I hope Motorola doesn't skimp out on consumers by following the pack with the Razr HD.

10. tonytha1andonly

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 12, 2012

So, out of curiosity, what is the difference between the Xperia TX and the Xperia T? The specs look pretty much the same to me from a quick glance comparison.

27. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The TX has a bigger display... That's about it.

11. Jeromeo

Posts: 135; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

this is total BULL SH*T. my brother has an XperiaS and if Sony does not keep 'a standard' with the light bar--a consistent, distinguishable design element, then hey will continue to have unprofitable quarters [after quarters].

13. Jeromeo

Posts: 135; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

Also, pick a f*cking name. Not an XperiaABCDEFG-i900. That confuses consumers. (Hence why instead of an iPad3 they went back to iPad. Period.)

14. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

true, they playing the alphabet game...... :(

15. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Change the damn wallpaper, it make all phones look same

17. Joshua9007

Posts: 94; Member since: Jun 08, 2012

I liked what they did with their first phones without Ericsson, but they really need to step it up for these ones, Where is the cool floating glass part of the original? And please tell me they are incorporating CDMA antennas into some models, as they are missing more than half of the US market by avoiding the technology. Once they actually design a phone that looks good and has true top of the line specs, then I will be more angry, but with the small battery and ram I'm glad they are not available at my carrier!

19. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

Atleast the battery is same as 2011 line.. so those who upgrade from it have a spare battery .. :) .

21. groupsacc

Posts: 232; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

I just don't understand. With all their perceived superiority in technical expertise in electronics, how they fall behind that of Samsung and HTC year after year after year and always play catch-up game. I've got one friend who's bought the Xperia S, but he willingly concedes that it's an inferior phone technically compared to Galaxy and One X, but bought it just to be unique. Sony phones are all what it is today, just the uniqueness. Hope they turn it around with a ground-breaking hardware.

26. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

I understand your point. Sony really is launching their first Xperia line designed and prepared completely without Eriksson, so this should be the Sony we all are hoping for. This really should be a GS3 competitor like no other company can put out. I am excited to see their efforts. They are on my shortlist for Android. I love what they might bring on an elite device.

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