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New Sony Xperia smartphones – what you need to know

The smartphone market is becoming increasingly cut throat, with even the best manufacturers needing to up their game just to compete.

Unless you’re Samsung or Apple, the mobile market can be a pretty challenging place to be. Even some of the most critically acclaimed devices of the past 12 months have struggled to sell in big numbers.

That’s not to take anything away from Samsung – the South Korean giant’s recent smartphones have been some of the best the world has ever seen.

It was announced last week that Samsung has surpassed Nokia to become the biggest mobile phone seller in the world – a position Nokia held for more than a decade.

With Samsung and Apple set to release yet more stunning devices this year, other manufacturers need all the help they can get.

One such manufacturer is Sony, whose Xperia range has been met with very positive reviews and very average sales.

It’s still early days for the range, but rumours abound that Sony is already preparing some new additions to the Xperia family.

A number of details about the new handsets have been doing the round on the rumour mill, so what do we know about them so far?

Sony LT29i

Codenamed the Sony Hayabusa, rumours of the LT29i have been doing the rounds for a while now. But some hot new information has come to light from Dutch tech website allaboutphones.

According to the report, the Hayabusa will be replacement for the flagship Xperia S and will have an improved 1.5GHz dual-core processor, as well as a 13MP HDR camera.

Sony ST30i

This device, also rumoured to be a premium model, is shrouded in even more mystery than the Hayabusa. Details are very thin on the ground, but it is rumoured to be the first Sony phone with a quad-core processor.

The ST30i is also set to be impressive on the outside, with a 4.3 inch OLED display running a 720p resolution at the least.


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