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Sony Xperia AX announced for Japanese market

Japanese consumers were lucky enough to get their hands on the Xperia GX -- their version of the Xperia T -- long before other territories. Now it seems there's a new, Japan-exclusive handset to get excited about, as Sony today announces the Xperia AX.

The AX is a Japanese variant of the Xperia V, so it's packed with much the same hardware -- a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 CPU, 1GB of RAM a 13MP camera and a 4.3-inch 720 display. It also sports water and dust resistance, the first 4G LTE Sony phone to boast these capabilities. On the software side, it's running Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich.

There's no word on when the Xperia AX will arrive on Japanese store shelves, but with the Xperia V expected before the end of the year, we imagine it won't be long.

Alex Dobie
Alex Dobie

Alex is global Executive Editor for Android Central, and is usually found in the UK. He has been blogging since before it was called that, and currently most of his time is spent leading video for AC, which involves pointing a camera at phones and speaking words at a microphone. He would just love to hear your thoughts at, or on the social things at @alexdobie.

  • I still find it strange that Sony is pretty much the only manufacturer right now doing 720p on 4.3". If they can do it, why can't the others?
  • Yeah, it's pretty sad that high-end == large screen. I'm glad Sony is tying up similar internals to different screen sizes (with some other random differentiators like presence or absence of camera button, unfortunately).. My current Fujitsu phone is a 4.3" 720p screen. I like the size and find it much more pocketable than my One X. So yeah Fujitsu went there too, but their updated model went up to 4.6" so I'm considering this Xperia AX... I hope others will continue making smaller screen high-end devices too!
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