Mobile-Review got their hands on some specs of the Sony Ericsson Anzu handset that was revealed recently. Based on the specs that are being reported, the phone appears to be a mid-high range device that should launch with Android 2.2 at release, which is rumored to be scheduled for sometime early next year, likely several months after the release of Android Gingerbread.
At the reveal of the device, hopes were high that the phone might be a contendor for the next Android superphone, but with the latest report, it looks to be more mediocre than I and many others expected.
The protoype or engineering sample that is displayed only has Android 2.1 installed on it and looks very similar to the Xperia X10 family of phones. In addition, the image capturing is not working properly yet.
Mobile-Review writes that "the device is thinner, lighter and has a bigger screen in diagonal", but weighs less than the X10 predecssor, whic results in a a feeling of lost "quality."
Below are a list of the reported specs from Mobile-Review:
4.3" 854 x 480 screen
Android 2.2 at launch
Qualcomm MSM7230 800MHz processor
12MP camera with single LED flash with 720p video capture
According to Mobile-Review, the update to Android Gingerbread is likely to occur in late summer of 2011.
There is another set of rumored specs for the device on the web, thanks to Unofficial Sony Ericsson Blog. Their list of specs differs somewhat, with a 4.2" screen and a 8.1MP camera, but has more specs listed than were included in the post from Mobile-Review.
With the two conflicting reports about some of the specs of the handset, stay skeptical until we can find some more concrete evidence about this handset.
Head on over to Mobile-Review to check out more pictures of the device.
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