Sony Mobile Announces the Xperia GX and SX In Japan

Alas, Sony Mobile has not been hiding but actually working.  The company has just announced two new devices to hit the market, the Xperia GX which is a high-end device and the mid range Xperia SX.  The GX is a 4.6-inch 720 x 1196 display handset sporting a dual-core 1.5 GHz CPU (possibly the Snapdragon S4).  In addition, there’s 16GB’s of on-board memory, LTE radios, a 13mp camera with an Exmor sensor and full HD recording capabilities.  The device is being dubbed as an Xperia Arc successor and will come with a matte texture finish for its exterior.  The SX is being touted by Sony Mobile as the lightest LTE phone to date, weighing in at a mere 95 grams.  The device will also house a 1.5 GHz dual-core CPU but sport a smaller 3.7-inch 540 x 960 qHD display.  There will be 8GB’s of internal storage and an 8mp camera instead of a 13mp sensor.  The device will also come with some Japanese specific specs such as an infrared port for quick data transfer as well as a mobile wallet and mobile TV.

The new devices will come jam packed with new features such as rich media applications like the Walkman app sporting clear stereo and clear bass technologies as well as VPT surround sound with a manual equalizer.  We take it this is Sony’s attempt to compete with Beats Audio technology.  Of course, and as expected, both devices will launch with ICS 4.0 on board and will sport a number of photo and sharing applications for sharing content with all of your favorite social networks.  Expect the devices to launch this summer of which the GX may actually make it into the states if not both shortly after their release.  Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below. Press release after the break.

Press Release:

9 May, London, United Kingdom – Sony Mobile Communications today announced two new Xperia(TM) Android smartphones designed specifically for the Japanese market. Xperia GX and Xperia SX join the popular Xperia NX and Xperia acro HD, currently among the best selling smartphones in Japan. Both Xperia GX and Xperia SX enable easy connectivity with multiple screens to share and enjoy content on whichever screen best suits the situation, whether it`s TV, smartphone, laptop or tablet.

Xperia LTE smartphones for Japan
The first Sony branded smartphones to launch in Japan Xperia GX and Xperia SX are LTE enabled with download speeds of up to 75mbps. They come with 1.5GHz dual core processors for faster performance and Reality Display powered by the Mobile BRAVIA® Engine for razor sharp clarity, full HD video and Sony Exmor R(TM) for mobile, enabling the capture of high quality, bright pictures and HD videos even in low light. With HD sharing through DLNA, and HDMI, controlling the smartphone with the TV remote control when connected to the TV, Xperia GX also deliver a full HD experience on the big screen.

New media applications
Bringing the best of Sony technology and premium entertainment experiences, Xperia GX and Xperia SX also introduce three new media applications:

  • The “WALKMAN” application integrates signature high quality audio technologies such as clear stereo, clear bass, VPT surround sound, manual equalizer and xLOUD(TM) with new innovative ways to play, discover and recommend music.
  • The “Album” application brings new intuitive ways to sort and browse high quality photos and videos in blazing speed, as well as providing instant viewing, commenting and sharing of photos on Facebook and other online albums, leveraging the great camera capabilities of Xperia GX and Xperia SX.
  • The “Movies” application streamlines the playback and viewing of movies in high quality audio and video with intelligent database search to discover more info about the movie for a rich and immersive experience.

Xperia GX – capture ultra real memories in high definition 
Xperia GX boasts a 4.6″ HD resolution screen for superior viewing. With a 13MP camera and full HD video recording, Xperia GX enables consumers to capture unforgettable moments in the highest quality, wherever they are. Building on the design success of Xperia arc, Xperia GX incorporates a matte texture and slimline body which fits perfectly into the consumer`s palm or pocket.

Key features for Xperia GX

  • 4.6″ Reality Display powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine for razor-sharp clarity.
  • 1.5GHz dual-core processor for faster performance.
  • 16GB internal flash storage.
  • 13MP camera with Sony Exmor R for mobile, HD video recording, and Sony technology to take 3D panoramic images.
  • Launching on Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich.
  • Available in white and black.

Xperia SX – the world`s lightest LTE smartphone 
Xperia SX combines a sleek and simplistic design with high functionality. Xperia SX is the world`s lightest* LTE smartphone weighing only 95 grams. It has an iconic design with a slim body makes it easy to fit into the consumer`s hand or pocket.

Key features for Xperia SX

  • World`s lightest LTE smartphone, weighing only 95g.
  • 3.7″ Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine.
  • 1.5GHz dual-core processor for faster performance.
  • 8GB internal flash storage.
  • 8MP camera with Sony Exmor R for mobile, HD video recording, and Sony technology to take 3D panoramic images.
  • Japanese specific features such as infrared port data exchange, mobile wallet and mobile TV.
  • Launching on Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich.
  • Available in black and white.

Xperia GX and Xperia SX will be available in the Japanese market from summer 2012.


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  • Mei

    The Sony Xperia GX looks to be a very good phone and has very nice features–camera, screen, etc.  It will compete well with other flagship phones–Samsung Galaxy S3, HTC One X Pro, and LG Optimus LTE2.
    This looks to be the same phone that went by codename “Hayabusa” (LT29i)
    Hopefully, this phone has Sony’s new CMOS sensor with “low light photography and HDR Movie capabilities”.Sony need to bring this to the US ASAP! :D