Sony LT25 "Tsubasa" tipped for Snapdragon S4, 720p display

It's been a whole five months since Sony released its last flagship Android smartphone, so clearly it's time for another. Benchmarks have emerged of the Sony LT25 "Tsubasa", with soruces speaking to Xperia Blog indicating that it will be a smartphone heading to multiple carriers across the world. Both LTE and HSPA+ models of the phone will be offered, with specs said to include a 720p screen, a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, and LTE connectivity.

NeNaMark 2 results show that the handset features a 1196x720 display, with the 84 missing pixels taken up by the on screen buttons in Ice Cream Sandwich. An Adreno 225 GPU is also onboard, which means we should be looking at Qualcomm's extremely popular Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 SoC.

AnTuTu indicates that the clock speed is 1.5Ghz, so Sony's latest handset should feature the same silicon that HTC and Samsung are using for their phones in the United States. Several carrier variants are in the works too: the LT25c is said to be tailor made for China Telecom, the SO-01E will make an appearance on NTT DoCoMo, the SOL21 will feature on KDDI, and the LT25i and LT25i will be LTE and HSPA+ models for other international markets.

Sony has an event at IFA 2012 lined up, and we'd hazard a guess that it's where we'll see this new handset, along with the recently leaked Sony Xperia Tablet. Sony's event starts on August 29th, and we'll bring you coverage of all the goodies that Sony unveils on the big day.

[via Unwired View]