Until now, we only have four Sony-branded Android smartphones: Xperia Ion for AT&T, Xperia S, Xperia U, and Xperia P. Only one of them features LTE connectivity – the Xperia Ion. But a new LTE-capable Xperia is in the making, and should be officially unveiled soon.
According to MT, Sony is getting ready to introduce the new LTE Xperia in South Korea and Japan starting June. The website specifically says this will be a different model than the Xperia Ion, although it sadly doesn’t have more details on it.
As far as we know, this new LTE Android handset could be the Sony LT29i Hayabusa. The LT29i was recently discovered in a benchmark test which suggests it features a 1280 x 720 display (probably of at least 4 inches), Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3, and a 1.5Ghz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. Most likely, a nice rear camera is also included.
It remains to be seen if the new Xperia LTE handset is made for Japan and Korea only, or for other markets, too. In any case, this might be the first Sony smartphone to come with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich from day one (all the current Sony Xperias run Android Gingerbread, although updates to ICS have been promised).
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