Sony Xperia 'Mint' leaked 4.3-inch HD screen, 13MP camera, 1.5GHz S4 processor
Sony is planning to unveil some new handsets on August
29th before IFA kicks off in Berlin, and it looks like one of those has
been detailed well ahead of the event. M.Review has gotten its hands on the Sony LT30p, aka the Mint. In addition to
the full specs, there are a bevy of pictures of the device from every
angle, plus lots of screenshots of Sony’s user interface on top of Ice
Cream Sandwich, which includes some new software tweaks.
The Sony Sony LT30p features a 4.3-inch screen
with a 720p resolution, a 1.5Ghz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB
of RAM, 16GB of storage, microSD card slot, microUSB capable of MHL
output, microSIM slot, NFC, and a sealed internal battery. The star of
the show is the 13-megapixel camera, also capable of 1080p video
recording. A front-facing camera capable of 720p can also be found on
the device. Mobile-Review notes that the hardware is smaller than the Xperia S,
allowing for easier one-handed usage, but the most important change is
that the phone uses the Ice Cream Sandwich onscreen navigation keys and ditches the
physical buttons of the NXT range altogether. Still, other hardware
buttons have been placed in a strange place: the power, volume rocker,
and camera shutter buttons are all located on the bottom right hand side
of the phone.
Software changes, meanwhile, include Small apps
allowing you quick access to certain application from your homescreens.
Mobile-Review provides screenshots of one example, a recording
application that can be activated with just one tap. Other apps will
reportedly be available for download from the Play Store, but as the
phone hasn’t launched yet there aren’t any additional Small Apps. The
site has also benchmarked the phone against heavyweights such as the HTC
One S and Galaxy S III. It comes up a little short despite running the
same Snapdragon S4 processor, but the software most likely hasn’t been
finalized yet. Check out more screen shots below..