It’s always nice to have plenty of choices when shopping for a new smartphone, but a few of the biggest players in the business tend to overdo things by releasing way too many slightly different handhelds.
Sony’s Xperia family, for instance, is awfully confusing, especially when you add the hectic branding in the equation. But if appears as if the Japanese are thinking of cooling things down a little and only launch one more mid-ranger by the end of 2013 (specifically, sometime in Q3).
This is known as the CX190 for now, and, according to VR-Zone’s confidential sources, will come with a dual-core Snapdragon processor, 1 GB of RAM, a 4-inch 854 x 480 pix res display, 5 MP rear camera, 4 GB of storage, microSD support and Android Jelly Bean.
The CPU’s model and JB version are unknown at this point, but there are only a couple of possibilities – an MSM8627 or MSM823 unit for the former and 4.1 or 4.2 for the latter. All in all, this CX190 doesn’t sound very special, but if it’s going to be priced correctly (say, in the $200-$250 range), it will definitely have the makings of an emerging market blockbuster.