Sony Mobile has announced its latest Android flagship for the next year in the Xperia T/TX this morning during the IFA 2012 tradeshow currently being held in Germany. The Xperia T/TX will be Sony Mobile’s first internally developed design following the complete integration of the former Sony Ericsson into the conglomerate and will include some major updates from the previous Xperia lineup.
The Xperia T/TX as developed by Sony Mobile will feature a 4.55-inch “Reality Display” at 1280 x 720 resolution and will run on Ice Cream Sandwich, with an upgrade to Jelly Bean shortly after launch. It also features a 13 megapixel camera with fast capture capability and boasts a feature Sony is calling Sleep to Snap, which means the phone can go from a black screen to taking photos in an instant without any delay.
Sony Mobile will also continue its work with NFC by including a new one-touch function which can be used to tap to connect to other Sony devices with NFC tags built-in, a newly included 60-day premium trial of Music Unlimited and a new tier called Sony Music Access which will be available first in Europe for 0.99 Euros per month and will deliver full access of the service to PCs and the PS3.
The Xperia T will be known as the Xperia TX in select markets (hence the earlier dual references) and is slated to be launching globally over the next few weeks also features a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8260A Snapdragon S4 CPU, pentaband UMTS / HSPA+ radio (a first for Sony Mobile), a front-facing camera with 720p video capture, MHL connectivity for video output, FM radio, 16GB onboard storage and an 1,850mAh integrated battery. Sony Mobile has yet to confirm pricing and availability.