Weeks before the official announcement of Sony’s upcoming flagship for the late half of 2012 i.e. Xperia LT29i Hayabusa, someone has managed to get a complete hands on with the device, confirming specs and releasing a full preview of the device. Keep in mind that the device is a prototype and bears the logo of “Sony Ericsson”.
In the shots above we can clearly see that Xperia LT29i Hayabusa is based on the design of Xperia Arc confirming earlier rumors. Xperia LT29i is 8.6mm thick, a bit thinner than Xperia Arc. It is 127g in weights and packs Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, although the device in the video below is under clocked to 918 MHz. The device will be rocking 1 GB RAM along with Adreno 225 GPU, instead of Adreno 320 which was rumored.
Sony Xperia LT29i will be featuring a 4.6 inch HD display at a resolution of 1280×720. The phone will come with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, with heavily modded UI from Sony. The UI does look beautiful in the video, although seems to be a bit laggy probably because the processor is under clocked.
Another surprise comes in the battery and Micro SD card department, Sony has finally decided to include a Micro SD Card in their 2012 Xperia line up and along with that the battery is removable. This seems to be a great step towards making a competitive device. At least Sony is learning from its mistakes. The phone has a 1700 mAh battery, which probably is a little low on juice, but we will see how it performs in the real world.
The device has a 13 MP camera and below are the shots taken from Xperia LT29i Hayabusa. As always, Sony’s devices steal the show when it comes to shooting in macro mode and surprisingly the sample photos do not look noisy. The previous phones from Sony had amazing camera but suffered with the problem of noise, now it seems they might have found some solution to this problem. Below are the shots taken from the primary camera of the phone.
Sony Xperia LT29i Hayabusa will be announced on pre IFA event at Berlin along with Xperia SL. Till then you can enjoy the hands on video below, which gives a complete preview of the device.