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After a short delay, carrier NTT Docomo has cofirmed that Sony's new handsets for the Japanese market, the Xperia SX and GX, are due to launch next week. The 4.6-inch Xperia GX, the new Sony flagship, will arrive on Docomo next Thursday, Aug. 9, while its 3.7-inch sibling the Xperia SX is due a day later, on Aug. 10. Pre-orders for both phones will begin later this week -- Aug. 2 for the GX and Aug. 3 for the SX.

Meanwhile, the international version of the Xperia GX, known only by its codename and product number, LT29i "Hayabusa," has leaked out once again in a series of unauthorized shots. We've seen so much of this phone pre-release, and there's really nothing of note to say about this latest set of pics, besides pointing out the obvious design cues it shares with last year's Xperia Arc -- right down to its button placement, in fact. The photos, which first appeared on ePrice, also show the Hayabusa's 4.6-inch 720p "Reality" display comparing favorably against the HTC EVO 4G LTE's SuperLCD2 panel.

Elsewhere, a selection of sample shots from the Hayabusa's 13MP rear shooter have also emerged on Taiwanese site ​ePrice. ​The images demonstrate marked improvements in image clarity, and show significantly less noise than the 12MP sensor found in the Xperia S. We're fully expecting the LT29i Hayabusa to be announced at the IFA show in Berlin in late August.

Source: NTT Docomo, XperiaBlog, ePrice

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Sony Xperia GX/SX Japan launch dates confirmed as international 'Hayabusa' leaks once again

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Oh my, I don't know how much of the design is Sony-Ericsson legacy and how much is pure Sony design, but the new Xperias look increasingly sexier after the buyout.

why does it say sony ERICSSON on the top?? they dropped the ericsson name a long time ago...I have a feeling this is either an old pic from the early stages of development, or it may be an old concept that was scrapped. either way, it has to be old, since they dropped the ericsson name before they released the 2012 line in april, if I remember correctly.

That looks awesome !!! but.. oh no .. it's a rectangle with rounded corners and a black bezel... Apple might come after them with their stupid a** patents !!!