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Mystery Sony Ericsson Xperia Android Handset Spotted

Douglas Carter
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The Xperia X10 Blog was anonymously sent some pictures of an unannounced and previously unknown Android handset in developement by Sony Ericsson. According to the system information, the device is called "anzu", which may be the codename or possibly the future name of the device at launch, which may come sometime early next year.

In addition, there are unsubstantiated rumors that the device may be labeled as an Xperia X12 device, and that the Z-System software seen on the unannounced Playstation phone may come installed on this device as well.

According to the source of the leak, the phone pictured features the following specs:

  • 4.3" display
  • Android 2.1 (with Android 2.3 likely installed on launch devices)
  • HDMI output
  • 1080 resolution video capture and front facing camera
  • improved loudspeaker and "in-ear performance" over the X10.

The phone is also said to be "very, very slim", slimmer than a Galaxy S, and feel "very solid" while holding the device. Is it just me, or does the source like to use "very" much more often than necessary, or even advisable.

AndroidGuys mentions that the phone may maintain the same 8.1MP camera that is in the X10. The phone also keeps an LED flash along with.

The increased video capture resolution over current Android phones makes me think that the device may feature the 1.5GHz Qualcomm or 1GHz dual core Orion processor we've seen mentioned earlier. If either of those processors are used, this device will have some serious power under the hood for games and other demanding apps or programs.

That processing power increase may be enough to effectively feed an increased resolution screen like the kind seen on the iPhone 4. Couple that with the comments from the source that the device's display was "very crisp", and we may have a new standard for high resolution Android phones.

No word on a specific launch window, price, or availability at this time, but I'll be keeping my eyes on it, as it looks very interesting to me.

Other Sources: AndroidGuys, Engadget, Phandroid

Images from Xperia X10 Blog