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Sony announces new Xperia handset with 13-megapixel camera

Formerly known as 'Hayabusa'
by Neps Firmalan | May 11, 2012
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Is it just us or is the megapixel war really having a sort of resurrection? First we saw phones with not 8 but 12 megapixel cameras surface recently. Then, Nokia dropped a bomb at this year's MWC and announced the 808 PureView which boasts a 42-megapixel shooter. Now, Sony has made the Xperia GX official, a device that has a 13-megapixel camera. We know, that doesn't offer nearly the same number of MPs the Finns' bet has but it does have more compared to the vast majority of the mobile phone pool.

Aside from the camera, the Xperia GX (which was formerly known as "Hayabusa") has a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal memory. It also has a 4.6-inch HD Reality Display (1280 x 720 pixels), NFC, standard wireless connectivity (via 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth), and even 4G LTE. From those specs, we can say that the Xperia GX could be another Sony flagship with hardware similar to the Xperia S' (although it has a beefed up camera and bigger screen). As for its looks, the Xperia GX has a curved back which is unlike what we currently see in Xperia handsets. And, before we forget, it will also come with Android Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box.

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The Xperia GX will hit stores in Japan soon. However, there's still no word if it will arrive in other markets like the Philippines (and we're hoping it will). We'll keep you posted. 

Check out the gallery below for our Xperia S hands-on 

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