Sony LT30 — Next Flagship
Sony has unveiled a new smartphone with model number LT30. Not much is known about this mysterious handset yet, but the few available features make me think it’s made to replace the current flagships of the company.
The LT30 actually sports almost the same features as the Xperia Ion, so be careful not to confuse them. It has a 4.6-inch 720p touchscreen featuring Sony’s Mobile Bravia engine, a quad-core ARM Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at unknown frequency, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of native storage and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. They say it will support LTE and 3G connectivity, too, which is also very nice. As for the design, the phone is expected to be thin and light, measuring at only 9mm and weighing less than 140 grams.
Is this Sony’s new flagship?
As I’ve already mentioned, at the first sight the Sony LT30 looks identical to the Sony Xperia Ion LT28i (LT28at for the AT&T version), since the latter also has a 4.55-inch 720p Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine display, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory and LTE support. But unlike this newly-announced Sony phone, the Xperia Ion is 10.8mm thick and weighs 144g.
Anyway, we are waiting for Sony’s official announcement and the photo of the phone — the LT30 is expected to sport a fashionable design with a metal back case, and some “brand new feature” the company has been working on for a while. I hope we’ll learn more about this mysterious feature soon enough!