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Sony may have a Mint at IFA

The dual-core and Android 4.0 Mint could be just one new Sony smartphone at the annual tech conference.

Sony is expected to announce the LT30p Mint at IFA in August. Mobile Review

It appears that Samsung is not the only handset manufacturer tied to a big IFA announcement next month.

Now we're getting word of a possible new Sony smartphone called the Mint. But these are more than just blurry rumor shots; tech blog Mobile Review has published a full analysis of the device replete with dozens of photos and screen shots.

Listed with a LT30p model number, the Mint reportedly features a number of high-end specifications, including a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor and 4.3-inch HD display. Other key hardware details include 1GB RAM, a 13-megapixel rear camera, front-facing camera, microSD expansion, and Bluetooth 4.0. Powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the Mint is just 0.35 inch thick and weighs less than 5 ounces.

Sony is currently tied to multiple smartphone rumors -- will any of them materialize at IFA? Sony

Considering that the photos and photos look legitimate, we expect Sony to announce the phone in short order. Indeed, the company has already sent invitations for a soiree that takes place on the eve of IFA. Perhaps the Mint will be on the agenda.

As GSMArena reminds us, there are a number of other potential models that could make the trip to Berlin. Readers may recall rumblings of a high-end LT29i Hayabusa with a 4.55-inch 720p HD display and a 13-megapixel camera with high dynamic range. We're also advised to keep an eye out for an entry-level ST26i Xperia J and LT26ii Xperia SL.

Last year Sony unveiled no less than four Android products, so chances are good that 2012 could be equally busy.