Though Sony announced the Xperia GX and SX a few days ago, they gave no date on release. An estimated “summer” was all that we got. Fortunately, we never have to rely on official news! A leaked document obtained by XperiaBlog says the GX will launch in Japan in July and the SX in August.
The document also reveals some size information on the Xperia GX. It’ll be 131mm x 69mm x 10.2mm and will weigh 127 grams. Since it has a curved back (akin to the Arc), its thinnest point is as thin as a Galaxy SIII, 8.6mm. However, the Galaxy SIII is a uniform thickness, so it will be an overall thinner phone.
The GX will have a 4.6″ 720p Sony Reality display (read: LCD), 1.5GHz dual core unnamed CPU (hopefully the S4), 13MP camera, 1GB RAM, and 16GB of storage. It’ll also have a 1700 mAh battery to power the whole thing, which seems a bit small for such powerful specs.
The smaller SX has a 3.7″ screen, the same 1.5GHz dual core, 8GB internal memory, and an 8MP camera sensor. It’ll ship in the standard black and white, along with pink and orange.
Sony has said that these phones are “designed specifically for the Japanese market” and “we have not made any announcements with regards to possible availability in other markets.” Did Sony just shoot themselves in the foot? Their phone market is a mess, and they need a few nice devices to be launched globally before they’re badly outdated. The GX really seems like the best phone to save them, it’s good looking and well specced. But they decide to make it Japan only. I wouldn’t put it past Sony to release this phone in other parts of the world…. 8 months later. Like they have before.
Source: Android Central