The Sony Xperia S is getting on a bit now, but word on the street is that the Japanese manufacturer is prepping a spanking new dual-core smartphone.
We’re looking at the LT25 (LT25i for the international version), codenamed Tsubasa. What the hell’s a Tsubasa? It’s the Japanese word for “wing”, seemingly. Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle (pictured) is an animated fantasy/romance series. Interesting.
The Sony Tsubasa news comes by way of one of Xperiablog's "closest sources", and a bunch of benchmarks and that.
It’s not entirely clear if the Sony Tsubasa is intended to be the Japanese manufacturer’s new Android flagship. For examples, LT25 is just a tad below LT26 – or Sony Xperia S to you and me.
In any case, it sounds decent enough. Rumoured Sony Tsubasa specs include a 720 x 1196 resolution (pointing to virtual buttons), an Adreno 225 GPU, Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0.4), and a Qualcomm S4 Snapdragon MSM8960 processor clocked at 1.5GHz.
The Sony Tsubasa is tipped for an IFA unveiling at the end of the month. Excited?
Actually, it’s a pretty sucky time to be anyone who isn’t Apple or Samsung. The former is on the verge of unveiling the iPhone 5 (September 12), while the latter is about to reveal the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (August 29). I reckon I’d struggle to get out of bed if I were Sony.