Since ditching Ericsson, Sony has been dropping some of the most elegant smartphone onto the market under its Xperia brand – but their latest unveiling looks to put them squarely ahead of the pack in terms of features as well. The Xperia GX will be released in the coming months and is sporting both a bigger and more beautiful display than any previous Sony smartphone, but also a camera that would put most point-and-shoots to shame.
It features a whopping 4.6″ HD reality Display capable of 720p resolution, with a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor running the show with a likely 1GB of RAM. There may be only 16GB of internal storage, although I wouldn’t be surprised if they offered a range of storage options like the iPhone and Galaxy SIII – but there is also rumoured to be a MicroSD slot for further expansion anyway. And will will all be running Google’s latest verison of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, obviously.
The device may have a beautifully big screen and be rather svelte measuring just 131 x 69 x 10.5 mm and weighing in at 127g, but it is the camera that really makes it stand apart from the crowd. We all know that it isn;t all about megapixels anymore, but with 13MP Sony Exmor R CMOS sensor you know you are in for a treat.
Alongside the announcement for the Xperia GX was the Xperia SX – it’s little brother that is not short on featires either. The SX is only 115 x 54 x 9.4mm in size and lays claim to be the lightest smartphone on the market at only 95g. It comes with a more manageable 3.7″ 540×960 display capable, but is also running the 1.5GHz dual-core S4 under the hood with Android ICS and a very useful 8MP Exmore R camera. Oddly, the SX only seems to be offered in a 8GB flavour which is pretty paltry by modern standards – but hopefully Sony might rectify that before release.
Both the GX and SX have only been sceduled for release in Japan so far, but fingers crossed they’ll be heading are way very soon.