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Next Sony Xperia smartphones leak, dual-core and quad-core

updated 09:00 pm EDT, Fri April 27, 2012

Sony Xperia LT29i and LT30i leak, highly specified

More details, including a newly spied photo, have emerged about two forthcoming Sony Xperia smartphones originally listed on the leaked Sony 2012 smartphone roadmap. The LT29i Hayabusa, pictured, will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 and will center on a 4.55-inch HD Reality display. The LT29i will is also expected to be just 7mm thin, yet still pack a high capacity 2200mAh battery.

By comparison, the would place it a step above the current Sony flagship reviewed recently by Electronista, the Xperia S. It is powered by a Snapdragon S3 and uses a 4.3-inch HD Reality display. While it has only recently arrived on the market, the new LT29i Hayabusa is expected to arrive as soon as June, which may give potential buyers of the Xperia S pause.

Slated to arrive in October, the Xperia LT30i Mint I, will be Sony's first quad-core smartphone. It is said to center on a new OLED display that will be supplied by new Sony partner, Taiwan's AUO. It is thought that it will be in the vicinity of 4.3-inches. Both of the new handsets are expected to carry Sony's new 13-megapixel 'stacked' camera sensor. As the video embedded below shows, the new sensor will give the next Xperia smartphones the ability to shoot video in HDR mode. [via Phone Arena]

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