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Sony "Super Phone" Spotted with 13MP Camera, LTE

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This "Super Phone" will feature a 13MP camera and dual-band Wi-Fi, granting users access to the less congested 5 GHz band.

Sony Ericsson -- or simply Sony starting early next year -- is reportedly getting ready to reveal the LT28at, a high-end "super phone" which could possibly play host to Intel's upcoming "Medfield" Atom.

Details surrounding the device are minimum at best save for a small bit of information listed on the Bluetooth SIG site. The super phone will don the Xperia branding and sport a hefty 13MP rear-facing camera, leading to the speculation that Intel's Medfield chip could be involved. An HD 720p front-facing camera will also be present for high-quality video conferencing or other video-based activities.

Naturally the phone will sport Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, but it will also feature 802.11 b/g/n connectivity on both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. Dual microphones will also be present for noise suppression and stereo recording. Other features include a 4.55-inch HD "Reality Display" (720p) and support for LTE (TD-SCDMA, HSPA).

As Sony hasn't officially announced the phone, there's no telling when we'll see the actual specs. However we expect to hear more about this "super phone" in February during Mobile World Congress 2012.

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    zybch , December 23, 2011 9:52 PM
    I wish companies would concentrate on the *quality* of their cameras instead of just throwing megapixels about for the dumb idiots that think that higher numbers ALWAYS make images better.
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    shine8210 , December 23, 2011 9:58 PM
    This is actually the new ps4... Sony had some cut backs :-D
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    Khimera2000 , December 23, 2011 9:20 PM
    I don't know about using Intel's Atom on there super-phone, even if the platform manages to perform on par with all the new ARM options, there still might be lots of software compatibility issues.

    If they are making a super phone, having the risk of broken software compatibility across the market place just to say they where first looks like a bad idea.

    I know that the next rendition of Android will support X86, however I have no idea if that compatibility will extend to third party developers.
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    zybch , December 23, 2011 9:52 PM
    I wish companies would concentrate on the *quality* of their cameras instead of just throwing megapixels about for the dumb idiots that think that higher numbers ALWAYS make images better.
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    shine8210 , December 23, 2011 9:58 PM
    This is actually the new ps4... Sony had some cut backs :-D
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    soldier37 , December 23, 2011 10:15 PM
    LOL ^^ Expect to see more phones like this coming next year, nice specs.
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    Anonymous , December 23, 2011 11:32 PM
    @Khimera2000 The new "Atom" uses ARM micro-architecture.
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    jwcalla , December 23, 2011 11:39 PM
    Knowing Sony it'll probably cost a grand.
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    Khimera2000 , December 24, 2011 12:18 AM
    Roffle@Khimera2000 The new "Atom" uses ARM micro-architecture.


    your going to have to cite your source, most of the articles I found go contrary to your comment.

    Just did a search for Intel using ARM instruction set, dosent matter what they borrow from the ARM world, its still looks like the core of Intels new SOC is based on x86, the last article I found mentioning something close was Google releasing a version of Ice Cream Sanddwich that works with x86, the rest of the news was about how Intel will not use its ARM licence, so unless something has changes in the last 22 days I am much more inclined to beleave that news.

    I still stand by what I beleave, if Sony is building a super phone, it needs softwear, the PS market place is to small in scope, and moving to intel will potentialy brake compatability since the SOC would be x86 on Sony's new toy, while the rest of the android comunity is ARM based.

    whats the use of having something bleeding edge when any other android phone of the street can do so much more? Ya hardware looks nice, but what you going to run on it? no one buys a phone like that just to make phone calls.
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    joytech22 , December 24, 2011 2:04 AM
    Lol, article comes out AFTER I buy my Galaxy Nexus.
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    nebun , December 24, 2011 5:10 AM
    now this is a phone worth talking about...can't wait
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    nebun , December 24, 2011 5:12 AM
    Khimera2000I don't know about using Intel's Atom on there super-phone, even if the platform manages to perform on par with all the new ARM options, there still might be lots of software compatibility issues.If they are making a super phone, having the risk of broken software compatibility across the market place just to say they where first looks like a bad idea. I know that the next rendition of Android will support X86, however I have no idea if that compatibility will extend to third party developers.

    who cares about third party software, most of the developers make crap software anyway, this should keep the useless software to a minimum, i hope.....all i am saying is that there is way to much junk out there
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    Anonymous , December 24, 2011 6:26 AM
    Going to guess that the N8 will still be superior, camera-wise.
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    alyoshka , December 24, 2011 8:43 AM
    Super???????????
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    Anonymous , December 24, 2011 8:53 AM
    Aren't all android apps java based? As in, they ran in a VM, use the dalvik JIT ant so on? So it should be cpu instruction set agnostic
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    leper84 , December 24, 2011 10:43 AM
    Knowing Sony, I bet it has spyware that puts CarrierIQ to shame....
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    sissysue , December 24, 2011 12:41 PM
    At those resolutions you would fill the memory up very fast and there is no monitor that can show that high of a resolution in native format. I say overkill.
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    freggo , December 24, 2011 1:00 PM
    Another Multi-Megapixel entry.
    Anyone missed physics class again ? Tiny phone...tiny optics.... there is only so much you can do and all the Gigapixels in the world are not going to change that :-(


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    jkflipflop98 , December 24, 2011 4:10 PM
    freggoAnother Multi-Megapixel entry.Anyone missed physics class again ? Tiny phone...tiny optics.... there is only so much you can do and all the Gigapixels in the world are not going to change that :-(


    Yeah, technology never goes forwards. Ever.
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    nebun , December 24, 2011 7:21 PM
    sissysueAt those resolutions you would fill the memory up very fast and there is no monitor that can show that high of a resolution in native format. I say overkill.

    maybe you should say...damn i can't afford it....now let me say something stupid about the product....if there is a way there is a need
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    emesis , December 24, 2011 9:58 PM
    jkflipflop98Yeah, technology never goes forwards. Ever.


    Technology does not repeal the laws of physics.

    To take a good picture, you need light. To get light, you need a big lens. Stick a big lens on a phone and it won't fit in your pocket anymore.

    Use a small lens and you limit how much light you capture. Less light = lower picture quality.

    The lens is the weak link. More megapixels won't change that. It's like upgrading from a Core-i3 to a Core-i7 in a computer with a 3Dfx video card - the weakest link that was holding you back is still the weakest link, so it's kind of a pointless upgrade.
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    ko2n777 , December 25, 2011 2:32 AM
    Two Words. Holy Fuck.
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