Sony Ericsson Nozomi smartphone due spring 2012?

Allegedly packs quite the spec, including a dual-core 1.5GHz processor and 720p display

September 6, 2011
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Rumours are flying about a new flagship Android smartphone from Sony Ericsson to challenge the likes of the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S II.

Details of the Nozomi handset have been leaked by an inside source at Sony Ericsson to the Xperia Blog. And the spec is juicy to say the least.

A dual-core 1.5GHz processor is said to be inside the device, which will have a 4.3 inch display with a full 720p resolution (1280×720). That would exceed the pixel density of the iPhone 4, although it remains to see if the iPhone 5 will go sharper still.

Regardless, that’s a very tasty display backed by a very quick processor. It’ll be also have 32GB of storage, and NFC should be on board too, which is a likely feature for any modern high-end phone.

So when will we see this beast of a phone hit the shelves? Apparently in the traditional slot where Sony Ericsson launches the big handsets, March in 2012. That’s just speculation, though, but spring seems a good bet.

One potential niggle for some folks is that apparently the smartphone will be a micro-sim affair, possibly in order to keep it slim, as no doubt this will be a svelte model.

Sony Ericsson’s phone range is certainly looking more attractive with this announcement, and of course the soon to be released Xperia Arc S (which should be out later this month).

The S is a clear improvement on the original Arc – it’s driven by a beefier 1.4GHz processor and allegedly 25% quicker in terms of overall performance. Perhaps the best bit, though, is Sony Ericsson is pitching it competitively around the £350 mark sim-free.

Expect the Nozomi, however, to tip the scales at £500 plus.


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