Like Samsung, Sony has some big news in store for this year’s IFA expo, and has begun distributing invitations for a press event of its own. There are a number of in-development Androids it could end up sharing with us, and among them the LT30p, currently known by its codename “Mint”. The team over at Mobile-review have scored themselves an early look at the handset, and their experience with it gives us an idea of what we could hope to expect from Sony next month.
From the sound of it, the LT30p Mint should be quite similar to the Xperia GX, albeit with a smaller display. The phone runs a Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 and has one gigabyte of RAM. Like the Xperia S, it has a 4.3-inch 720p display. Unfortunately, the Mobile-review guys found it to be a little lacking, especially when it comes to viewing angle and color reproduction. As a pure-ICS device, Sony has done away with hardware-based Android buttons.
Just like the Xperia GX, the Mint will arrive with a thirteen-megapixel main camera. We’re not sure just what kind of internal storage the phone will have, but it supports microSD expansion.
All in all, the Mint is supposedly shaping-up to be quite the capable Android, though maybe not quite on-par with models like the GS3 and One X. Hopefully, we’ll get a chance to check it out ourselves in the near future; Sony’s event is scheduled for August 29 in Berlin.