One of our insider Sony Ericsson sources has been in touch recently to give us some more details on what will be the company’s hero phone for 2012. Nozomi will be armed with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 32GB internal storage and a monster 4.3-inch display with 1280 x 720 resolution. This would give it a pixel density of 342 PPI, above that of the iPhone 4 at 326 PPI.
Nozomi will be the first Sony Ericsson phone to come with a micro-SIM and will have no memory card options. It will also come with NFC and a 1750mAh battery. The phone is currently scheduled for a March 2012 release , which would make sense as this is when the company normally launches its new ‘hero’ phones i.e. the Xperia X10 was launched in March 2010 and the Xperia arc/PLAY was launched in March 2011.
It goes without saying that we’d classify all of this firmly under the rumour category for now and our source says that some of the specifications are subject to change. We wouldn’t normally speculate without hard proof but this source has given some credible information in the past so we have no reason to doubt.