Live snaps of Sony’s upcoming Tapioca and Nyphon smartphones have leaked online, giving us an early glimpse of the mid-range kits set to join the Xperia family this year.
Uncovered by PocketDroid, the hitherto unseen Tapioca, also known as the Sony Ericsson ST21i, leaked via Sony’s India inventory system and looks to be aimed more towards emerging markets with specs that include a 3.2-inch HVGA display, an 800MHz processor, a 3.2-megapixel snapper and the usual array of extras (think: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, et al).
Alas, the snaps for the Tapioca only reveal the bottom third of the handset, which appears to be a fairly square-ish affair with the standard Android buttons and the Sony logo at the bottom.
The Nyphon, aka LT22i, meanwhile, is revealed in its full glory and one could be forgiven for mistaking it for the Xperia Arc, with an arrangement of physical buttons and the Xperia logo at the bottom.
There is a notable difference, however, from the side and back. Rather than an arched batter cover like the Arc, the bottom half of the Nyphon is raised, like a smartie boo-tay if you will. It looks a bit strange to say the least, but could potentially be more comfortable to hold.
Unfortunately, details of this bad gal are still under wraps, but we assume it will boast at least similar, if not better specs than the Arc S. This means we can look forward to at least a 1.4GHz processor, an eight-megapixel camera and judging by the photos, at least a 4.3-inch display.
Both handsets could be officially unveiled next month at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona alongside the Xperia S and the Xperia U.
Stay tuned for our full coverage of developments at the tech expo in the weeks to come.
Source: PocketDroid via TechRadar