Russian website Mobile-review has managed to produced a detailed "first look" review of a prototype sample of the Sony LT30p Mint which is likely to replace or at least complement the existing Xperia S at the very top of Sony Mobile's portfolio.
The device drops the transparent bar found on the Xperia S and offers some subtle improvements elsewhere.
The processor for example is the Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 which is used in the Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE version. This Krait-based SoC runs at 1.5GHz, like the MSM8260 found in Xperia S, and offers Bluetooth 4.0, World mode (including TD-SDCMA and LTE) and Wi-Fi.
Other features picked up by Mobile-Review include a 4.3in 1,280 x 720 display, Android Ice Cream Sandwich, a microSD card slot, microSIM slot, a 13-megapixel camera with flash and 1GB of RAM.
No details regarding the amount of onboard storage (we reckon it should be around 32GB like the Xperia S), when it will be shipped and most importantly, how much it will cost. Given that the Xperia S used to cost £399 (now £349), we reckon that the dual core Mint should hit the market at around £399.
Image courtesy of Mobile-review.