Some time ago, the name Sony LT29i Hayabusa had floated around tech blogs. It had been leaked from the 2012 Sony Roadmap which indicated that the company had been planning to release it last July. However, July had come and gone and still the Hayabusa had not been launched.
New rumors received by the Xperia Blog now suggest that Sony had changed the name of the Hayabusa to the Sony Xperia TX. The device is expected to be joining the Sony Xperia T, which was formerly known as the Sony Mint in online news websites on August 29. On that date, which happens to be right before the IFA event in Germany, Sony is said to be officially introducing the two devices to the public. The Xperia TX could be only the device’s international name. In Japan, Sony’s home country, the device is called the Sony Xperia GX.
The Sony Xperia TX is likely to come with a dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.5GHz, a full GB of RAM and 16 GB of memory. There will also be a microSD card slot onboard to provide expansion. Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich will be the Xperia TX’s operating system. Its display measures 4.6 inches diagonally with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. For the camera, the smartphone will sport a 13 megapixel camera that is capable of taking videos with 1080p. Meanwhile, on the camera’s front, a 1.3 megapixel camera will be available. A 1700mAh battery will power the device. There will also be onscreen buttons for easy access. Lastly, there might be support for LTE connectivity.
The Sony Xperia TX is Sony’s Android flagship device for this year. Its name follows the sequence of letters that Sony had been favoring for their smartphones such as SX, GX, and T. At this point, however, the pattern is beginning to get confusing, so here’s hoping that Sony will come up with more memorable names in the future.