Sony Ericsson (SE) looks set to join the ranks of manufacturers toting dual core Android smarties with a new flagship handset for 2012, leaked specs suggests.
Unearthed by Xperia Blog, the hitherto unseen handset, codenamed Nozomi, will rock a 1.5GHz dual core processor with 1GB of RAM and a 4.3-inch display with a 720p resolution and a pixel density of 342ppi (compared to 326ppi of the iPhone 4).
According to unnamed sources familiar with developments, it will be SE’s first handset to feature a micro-SIM card slot and potentially the first with near field communications technology.
There’ll be no microSD slot, though. Instead the phone will come with 32GB of internal storage, which makes little sense to us but we’ll find out why soon enough.
No gen yet on the camera it’ll pack, but knowing SE this is highly likely to be at least an eight-megapixel number that’s become a hallmark of its highest-end kits.
SE is also working on another handset, the Xperia Duo, powered by a 1.4GHz dual core processor. However, if leaked snaps are anything to go by, this will likely be more an evolution of the Xperia Arc, whereas the Nozomi is expected to be a significant departure in terms of its design.
One last morsel: the sources revealed that the Nozomi will likely launch in the UK in March next year. So it’s still some way away. Move along people, move along…