Already extensively leaked ahead of its expected launch at the Sony IFA press conference, the Sony LT30 "Mint" appears to be a smaller version of the company's H2 2012 flagship, the LT29i "Hayabusa" (known as the Xperia GX in Japan).
Now it seems we may have stumbled across the final branding for this device, as a newly unearthed DLNA testing certificate identifies the LT30 as the "Sony Xperia T." It'd certainly tie in with Sony's letter-based naming scheme, and clearly position it above the Xperia S in Sony's smartphone line-up. Specs are rumored to include a Snapdragon S4 dual-core CPU inside, a 720p display, 13MP camera and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, complete with on-screen buttons.
The name might also lend some credibility to unconfirmed rumors that the "Hayabusa" will come to market under the name "Xperia Z." That'd certainly leave plenty of letters in between for any intermediary or entry-level devices Sony might have planned.
Whatever letters Sony picks out of its bowl of corporate Spaghettios, we'll be live in Berlin, Germany later this month to cover the resulting products.
Alex was with Android Central for over a decade, producing written and video content for the site, and served as global Executive Editor from 2016 to 2022.
Alex, I enjoy your informative posts. However, it is distracting to see grammatical errors that interrupt the flow of the article. Proof reading seems to be a lost art. I am referring to the sentence, "It's certainly tie in with Sony's letter-based naming scheme, and clearly position it above the Xperia S in Sony's smartphone line-up." It is more disturbing coming from a Brit because most Americans, rightly or wrongly, expect proper English from our friends across the pond.
@tohio Please do not badger my friends working for AC. They are working unlike yourself and might not have the leisure time needed to critique every word in every sentence of every article on everything. Please do this for me or I will TROLL you every chance I get. Thanks, and you have a great day.
So you are the AC sycophant. When you have Europe Editor next to your name like Alex does, critiquing every word in every sentence of every article he writes is his job, not a leisure time activity. Troll away little girl.
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