Right on schedule, Sony's new flagship smartphone, the Xperia GX, has today launched on NTT Docomo in Japan. The slim-line device is the spiritual successor to last year's Xperia Arc, and it comes with a spec list that should tantalize Android fans after a relatively tepid early 2012 showing from Sony.
The GX boasts a 4.6-inch 720p Sony HD Reality Display, a dual-core Snapdragon S4 CPU at 1.5GHz, 1GB of RAM, a 13MP rear camera (based on Sony's new CMOS sensor for smartphones). On the software side, there's Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, backed up by Sony's UXP NXT software, and all the proprietary Sony Entertainment Network and PlayStation functionality you'd expect. Android purists will be pleased to hear that the GX sports on-screen buttons, including a dedicated multitasking key.
If you're in Japan, you can view pricing details and other info at the source link below. If not, you'll have to wait until later this month, where Sony's expected to unveil an international version of the GX at its IFA press conference in Berlin.
Source: NTT Docomo
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This is so going to be my wife's new phone. Any news if the NFC allows file transfer? From what I've read there where serious problems with the previous Xperia phones.
I been looking at SONY phones lately and thinking of really getting one but been hesitant to get one bc the CPU is always a gen behind but now that this phone is current with other phones I'm really wanting this phone. Lets hoping SONY get this out to in the US asap!!!
Sony just may become my new smartphone provider.
I would've been a happy Sony customer if they brought that here. Instead they sent the gimped Xperia Ion and I got a Galaxy S3.
Now THIS is what should have been launched on AT&T.Instead Sony delivers a device with year-old hardware and OS. Current ION = Droid Bionic.Easy to see why Sony fails so badly in the NA market. I really had high hopes for Sony(SE) after the ARC series but they've really gone backwards since.Looks more and more like Ericsson made the smart move to take the buyout cash from Sony and let them flounder. Makes no sense,hardware-wise Sony has so much to offer but they just can't seem to put it all together.And their Mobile Marketing division should be axed.
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