A familiar name in the smartphone world has surfaced again today, this time bringing with it some pictures to make things a little more official. The Sony Ericsson ‘Nozomi’ has been snapped in the above pictures, showing us the front and back of the phone, plus some technical details.
We’ve heard whispers before that Sony Ericsson’s next flagship handset will be the Nozomi (it’s codename, of course) and that it will feature a dual-core processor and a HD quality screen capable of displaying 720p images.
Fortunately, this latest leak shows us the system information page from deep in the settings menu of the phone’s Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system. Details shown on the screen confirm that the device displays an eye-popping HD resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, with a very high pixel density of 320dpi +, meaning that the visuals should be very crisp and sharp, not to mention bright and vivid.
The lucky owner of the device, which is most probably a pre-production test model, confirms that the screen size is 4.3-inches, and that the processor is a Dual-Core chip which is clocked at a whopping 1.5GHz. The screenshot confirms that the processor will be an ARM chip, so this is looking set to be one seriously fast smartphone.
Aesthetically the Nozomi is very pleasing on the eyes we reckon. Finished in a gloss white similar to the new Xperia Arc S, the handset looks to be very slim indeed. The usual three physical keys sit below the screen as with other Xperia handsets, though it seems they are integrated as a part of a very thin LED strip that runs all the way around the phone. In the picture on the right you can see said LEDs lit up on the back, which does look pretty snazzy it has to be said.
On the rear of the phone we can see what looks to be a rather large camera sensor, which we expect to be of 8-Megapixel quality, with the potential to have a low aperture setting to go with that wide-angle lens.
The handset does carry the Xperia branding at the bottom, and with the HD screen in mind, we have a feeling that this smartphone will hit the market under the name “Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc HD”. Watch this space to see if we’re right!