Tiny Sony Ericsson XPERIA leaks with 1GHz processor punch

Dec 29, 2010
Tiny Sony Ericsson XPERIA leaks with 1GHz processor punch

The Sony Ericsson Hallon isn't the only leaked handset out of the company; a new, compact Android smartphone has been spotted at IT168, presumed to be the successor to the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 mini pro. The new phone has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and a 3-inch, 320 x 480 multitouch display; it also boosts the processor over the original X10 mini pro, to a 1GHz chip paired with an Adreno 205 GPU.

Beyond that, the hardware details are unknown: we'd guess there's WiFi and Bluetooth, along with GPS and the usual bevy of digital compasses and other sensors. It looks like there could be a front-facing camera for video calls, too; that almost makes up for Sony Ericsson flipping the control buttons on the front panel, something guaranteed to confuse the muscle-memory of existing X10 owners upgrading.

In benchmarking, the unbranded XPERIA scored 1,553 in Quadrant and 42.5fps in Neocore; impressive stuff. It seems likely Sony Ericsson would be bringing the phone to MWC 2011 in February, though they could surprise us with a CES 2011 debut next week.

[via Android Community and via Engadget]

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