Sony Xperia GX says konichiwa to Japan
Big screened handset arrives at NTT DoCoMo
Published: 10 August, 2012
The US has seen its fair share of new Xperia devices this year but one which it won't be seeing soon, or at least it doesn't seem that way at the moment, is the Xperia GX. Sony's latest device to be released, which was announced back in May, is a Japan-only slice of Xperia goodness and is available there as of today from the carrier NTT DoCoMo. Though it may bear a bit of a resemblance to one of last year's Sony Ericsson device with its curved exterior the hardware is some of the best yet in an Xperia-branded phone.
Underneath its 4.6" display the GX is packing a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. On the back there's a 13mp camera with an LED flash that is capable of capturing full HD video at 1080p, this is joined by a 1.3mp one on the front that can take 720p HD video at 30fps. Rounding out the specs is a 1700mAh battery and it comes with Android 4.0 installed.
While there's no official word on a release outside of Japan it wouldn't be surprising to see it make its way to the US eventually. The handset has already cleared the FCC and with the IFA just around the corner it's not beyond the realms of possibility that Sony might reveal an international version, not to mention the rumour-mongers certainly seem to think so.
In other Xperia news it seems like fans of the brand have bigger things to place their bets on. Pictures have leaked today which purport to be an Xperia tablet, which looks similar to last year's S slate from Sony. They're very much unconfirmed at the moment but do look genuine. If they are the real deal they would support rumours that the tablet is also going to be launched at the IFA.