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Sony Xperia Mint Leak Shows 4.3-inch 720p Display and S4 Processor



Sony is readying a new Android smartphone as a flagship device in the third quarter of this year, and at least one person already has access to a pre-production unit.

Russian site Mobile-Review got their hands on Sony’s upcoming LT30p smartphone, which it dubs the Xperia Mint. The Xperia Mint is Sony’s new flagship phone with specs similar to the Samsung Galaxy S III and HTC One X. The phone has a 4.3-inch 720p display, and uses the same 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor as the U.S. versions of the other two flagships.

The Xperia Mint also has a 13MP rear-facing camera complete with a dedicated shutter button. The only other recent Android phone with a dedicated camera button is the HTC EVO 4G LTE. HTC focused a lot of the camera on that phone and the One X, and we hope this means Sony did everything it can to make the camera in the Xperia Mint great.

Other specs include 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage that users can expand with a microSD card.

Sony’s Xperia Mint ships with Ice Cream Sandwich, which to our knowledge makes it the first Sony device to ship with Android 4.0. Sony added its own skin on top of Android, and it kept the virtual buttons on the bottom of the screen, like the Motorola Atrix HD.

Unfortunately, while the Sony Xperia Mint sounds like a great device, Mobile-Review says the pre-production version of the phone isn’t as great as the specs make it sound. While the screen has a high-resolution, it has small viewing angles and black appear washed out even straight-on. Benchmarks are also a bit slower than the One X on the pre-production unit as well.

Sony has time to fix these issues before the Xperia Mint makes its official debut. Sony will likely announce the phone at IFA in September.



  1. smvasa

    07/26/2012 at 1:05 pm

    Don’t get excited by the time phone will arrive it’s going to be obsolete and sure and older version of OS. Sony has no backbone to compete. The company runs on hobby. Look at how many phones they have introduced and altogether they are under 1 % market share.
    Their flagship phone Xperia ion on launch day priced for $99 and regretfully no buyer.

  2. Pbhot

    07/27/2012 at 10:09 am

    What all this mobile manufacturer are doing.
    I am looking forward to have a mobile like this:
    Explaining in a very simple language:

    1. Beautifully design like Samsung Galaxy SII.
    2. 2ghz Quadcore processors.
    3. 3000mAh battery
    4. 4.5″ 720 HD Mindblowing Screen
    5. 30 or more megapixel camera rear and 8 mega pixels front. both having a HD pictures and Videos capacity
    6. and other mindblowing features and specs.
    If any mobile manufacturer come with all this features their mobile is not only going to hit the market but fire everything out of control.

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