The supposed first images of the Sony LT29i, also known as the Hayabusa, have recently been spotted online. This is one more clue that points to the existence of the device. Earlier, it was reported that the version of the phone targeted at the U.S. market called the Sony Xperia GX SO-04D, got an FCC clearance. Sony, for its part, has not announced that it is working on the device, which is believed to be the Japanese conglomerate’s new flagship phone.
This latest proof of the phone’s existence, however, is quite strong, as it comes from two separate websites, xperiablog.net and xperia.com.vn, both of which somehow managed to get the photos around the same time.
The photos have enough clarity to allow viewers to see the LT29i or Hayabusa’s similarities with the Sony Xperia GX SO-04D, whose photos have also been made available. The difference between this phone and the GX, allegedly, is its size. The Hayabusa will have a screen measuring 4.55 inches while the Xperia GX will have one spanning 4.6 inches. Judging from the photos alone of both the LT29i and the Xperia GX, , however, it is difficult to say whether the measurements are correct. The device could weigh roughly 127 grams and measure around 8.6 mm thin. Its operating system, as per the photos, is Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4.
Rumors suggest that the device will have a dual-core Snapdragon CPU with a frequency of 1.5GHz working alongside an Adreno 320 GPU. RAM will be a full gigabyte, while its internal storage will have a capacity of 16GB, expandable via a microSD card slot. The screen likely has a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. As for the camera, it could come with a 13-megapixel sensor.
Given that the specifications are nice enough, the device could boost Sony’s current standing in the smartphone game and allow it to compete better with the likes of Samsung and HTC in the high-end segment.