With the IFA 2012 event officially underway, Sony has unveiled the Xperia T, the brand’s flagship smartphone that boasts some pretty interesting specifications. This handset had surfaced a while ago and went under the codename ‘Mint.’ At the time there were a few specifications to go by but as usual, there is nothing quite as juicy as an official announcement.

This flagship handset from Sony comes equipped with a 4.6-inch HD display and commenting on this Sony says that along with the Mobile Bravia Engine in tow, it is capable of offering razer sharp clarity. With most of the major brands going the quad-core direction, Sony has opted for a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and the reason behind this, the brand states, is that it is for an improved battery life, fast performance and sharp graphics.

4.6-inch HD display with a Mobile Bravia engine

4.6-inch HD display with a Mobile Bravia engine

Commenting on the launch of the Sony Xperia T, Kunimasa Suzuki, President and CEO of Sony Mobile Communications said, “This year's IFA marks an important milestone for Sony and Sony Mobile Communications. Xperia smartphones are at the heart of Sony's mobile strategy of delivering a consistent user experience across devices, enabling consumers to easily and quickly access the world of entertainment that Sony delivers”

Measures mm at its thinnest point

Measures 9.35 mm at its thinnest point

Here is a quick look at the highlighted features of the Sony Xperia T:

  • 4.6-inch HD Reality Display powered by the Mobile BRAVIA Engine
  • LTE, UMTS / HSPA+ radios
  • 13MP fast capture camera with LED flash and a 720p HD front camera
  • Full 1080p HD video recording capabilities
  • 16GB internal memory along with a MicroSD card slot
  • MicroSIM
  • FM radio,NFC, MHL
  • PlayStation Certified
  • 1850 mAh battery
  • Measures 129.4 x 67.3 x 9.35 mm
  • Weighs 139g

With Android Jelly Bean already becoming official at this year’s Google I/O, one would expect the handset to run the latest version of the Google mobile operating system straight out of the box, this is not the case and it comes equipped with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. However, the brand has announced that an upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will be available shortly after the Xperia T is launched. The smartphone is powered by a 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm MSM8260A Snapdragon S4 processor and it features 1GB of RAM and an Adreno 225 GPU.

The handset also comes equipped with NFC capabilities and with this, users can tap to connect to other Sony NFC capable devices by using ‘a one touch function.’  Commenting on this feature Sony says, “Sony is putting NFC at the heart of content sharing through its 'One-touch' function, taking NFC beyond the traditional uses such as eticketing and payments. Now, consumers can easily and instantaneously enjoy their music and photos across an array of NFC enabled Sony devices, by simply touching one to another to establish a wireless connection without a cumbersome pairing process.”

The Xperia T will be launching globally within the next few weeks and in some areas will be marketed as the Xperia TX. As of now, there is no pricing available for the handset but more regarding the same will be known closer to the date of launch. For those who are picky about the colour of the smartphone, Sony has got you covered as they are making this handset available in Black, Silver and White.

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