Sony Working On Snapdragon S4 Super Phone For Summer Release.

Sony announced some pretty slick looking hardware at MWC. The Xperia S and it’s 4.3″ 720p display + dual-core processor are on the higher end of things. Though sadly, it’s all stuff you should not buy. Repeat - should not. Underneath their pretty faces is aging hardware like Qualcomm’s S3 processor. On top of that, Sony slapped Android 2.3 Gingerbread on a number of “new” devices, appearing to forget that ICS is the only OS that should be rolling out on “new” phones in 2012.

What’s really disappointing is that even though S3 hardware is certainly fast in its own right, the newer S4 generation is much faster still, while also being a good deal more efficient in terms of battery life and packing integrated LTE support.

But things may not be so bad for too long. Rumor has it that Sony has a super phone of sorts (codename: LT29i Hayabusa) that will pack the hallowed Qualcomm S4 processor and hit the market sometime this summer. Similar to IntoMobile’s view, we don’t think it makes sense for Sony to go all out with marketing seemingly outdated hardware at MWC only to one-up it a few months later. Then again, new Android phones are released in what seems like weekly intervals, so Sony’s tactic wouldn’t exactly be “out of the norm”.

Helpful protip to Sony: Don’t waste our time with outdated hardware and software at the biggest mobile trade show of the year. If you simply don’t have anything worth buying, wait until you do.


Via: IntoMobile