Sony LT30p Mint preview

Posted on Friday, Jul 27 2012 on 12:00 AM

The upcoming Sony LT30p Mint from Sony did a few rounds a couple of weeks ago, when some camera samples leaked alongside a specs sheet that had flagship written all over it.

Today, it seems that Mobile-Review has not only gotten their hands on the Mint, but managed to snap so many pictures of the smartphone and its interface, that it's safe to say we've got a preview on our hands, and all of that before the device is even officially announced by Sony.


What we see today confirms the specs leak from earlier this month:


  • 4.3" display of 720p resolution
  • Qualcomm MSM8960 dual-core Krait processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage, expandable via microSD
  • 13MP camera with HD front-facing


The Mint next to the Samsung Galaxy S III


As expected, the software is the Sony-skinned Ice Cream Sandwich, which is a relief, frankly – it would have been ridiculous to see yet another new phone Sony running Gingerbread out of the box. The stock hardware keys have thus been replaced with the on-screen ones, and, according to the preview, the (beta) interface is very responsive, but still has its share of bugs to be smoothed out.


The Ice Cream Sandwich UI


Seeing as how the device is not official yet, it's possible that Sony may even be able to put Jelly Bean on it by the release date, but that's probably just us being too optimistic.