Overnight Sony has announced their first LTE enabled smartphones for the Japanese market; the Sony Xperia GX and Xperia SX. While the GX, or at least a variant of it, will be coming to an international audience at some stage this year. The same cannot be confirmed for the SX, although we do hope the Xperia SX will be joining the GX in international waters soon.
Specifications wise, the Xperia SX takes the crown of being the world’s lightest LTE smartphone, weighing just 95 grams. Other specs include a 3.7 inch Reality Display with the Mobile BRAVIA Engine and a 1.5 GHz dual core processor. While a specific processor is not mentioned, chances are is it is the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 to enable LTE connectivity. There will also be 8 GB of internal storage (there better be a MicroSD slot) and a 8 MP camera.
If the S in SX stands for small than the G in GX stands for gigantic. While not quite matching the size of the Samsung Galaxy Note or other recent Android flagships the GX has a 4.6 inch HD Reality Display. The press release mentions that it will “deliver a full HD experience on the big screen”, something that is most likely to be a error in translation. It will also like have the same 1.5 GHz dual core processor found in its smaller sibling while internal storage is bumped to 16 GB. The camera takes control at a whopping 13 MP and if Sony’s previous phones are anything quality will be impressive.
Both the Xperia SX and GX will both launch with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich without any hardware Android buttons, be made available in black and white and come to the Japanese market this summer.
KitGuru says: While Sony are perhaps best known for being a generation behind in the hardware department they may have decided to take a step forward with the Xperia GX and SX.