On August 29th Sony is planning to unveil several new handsets before IFA starts in Berlin, and one of these is the Sony LT30p. It seems that Mobile-Review managed to get their hands on the LT30p, also known as the “Mint”, well ahead of the event and have not only given us full details about the specifications of this new phone but also have released several screenshots detailing the custom Sony UI running on top of Android 4.0 ICS.
The Sony Lt30p features a 4.3-inch screen with a 720p resolution, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of Storage, a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Dual-Core processor, microSD, microUS, microSIM slot, NFC and an internal battery. What’s most impressive are the video cameras found in the LT30p, which include a 720p front-facing camera and a powerful 13MP 1080p rear-facing camera. Interestingly enough, Mobile Review claims the screen is 4.3-inches but set against the Galaxy S III it looks more likely that the LT30p is 4.6-inches in size.
Unlike the NXT range from Sony, the Lt30P uses ICS onscreen navigation keys and manages to move away from the need for physical buttons on its front. The other physical buttons on this Sony smartphone are a power button, volume rocker, and camera shutter buttons- all of which are curiously located on the bottom right hand side of the phone. It seems that the custom software in the Lt30P has also changed from other Sony offerings including quick access to certain applications from your homescreens and other changes to the Small Apps.
Overall, benchmarks indicate that the Sony Lt30P is a little less powerful than other high-end devices like the HTC Ones S and Galaxy S III, but it still seems to be a rather capable device that is nothing short of attractive in design.