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 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
  • OS Android 4.0.3

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39 Comments

42. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

Does anyone else think its kinda weird looking?

40. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i think the specs are good but why sony only put 177mAh battery? i think it should be higher than 200mAh since its a LTE device.... i wish sony bring back the cybershot technokigies on there smartphones! i could still remember the rivalry of sony ericson cybershot k800i and nokia camera phones

43. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

my bad... 1700mAh and 2000mAh! :)

37. jael206

Posts: 147; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

i am so getting this phone for christmas!

32. BenCjamin

Posts: 80; Member since: May 13, 2011

I for one am excited for this phone after the galaxy S3's disappointing marginal upgrade I've been waiting for something better to come out, and here it is. Hopefully the 13 mp camera will be up to par but in terms if software & hardware this should be ankle to give the HTC One x and the galaxy s3 a run forheir money. I'm really excited to see what Sony has in store for us in the future. One of the biggest selling points that Sony has is they're devices are going to be 'PlayStation certified' which means exclusive better quality games that Android lacks because of android's open source policy they typically get less developers wanting to make games.

30. ryq24

Posts: 876; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

time have change. the koreans are doing a lot better in terms of pricing, marketing and designs. Japanese companies have lost their mojos.

29. swagat73

Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 12, 2012

sony xperia lt29i "hayabusa" name is T sony xperia lt30i name is Tx (from this which is the big brother. bec T has 4.6 in display and Tx has 4.3in display) otherwise specification are same please conform........................ what's the price you expect from the two phone?

28. Mube1

Posts: 153; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Plz jellybean 4.1

25. AppleRoyally

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 12, 2012

If sony wants to compete and progress they need to start using there Zseries on there phones®

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: 3630; 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.

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 .. :) .

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!

15. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Change the damn wallpaper, it make all phones look same

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...... :(

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.

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.

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

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.

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

3. ryq24

Posts: 876; 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.

2. MeoCao unregistered

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

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

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