More rumours on Sony Ericsson’s next-gen devices – LT22, LT26 and ST25

by XB on 01/12/2011

in Featured Content, Rumours, Xperia P, Xperia S, Xperia U


DetectiveWe were recently sent some information on some of Sony Ericsson’s next-generation smartphones that we thought we’d share. This mainly came in the form of a list of high-level specs for three phones: Sony Ericsson LT26 (Nozomi), LT22 (Nypon) and ST25 (Kumquat). We should point out that the source of this information is from a new and unproven contact, so please treat the following firmly as speculation.

The specifications for Nozomi look largely similar to what we’ve seen already. However, what caught our eye is that our source says the phone will launch with Android Gingerbread and be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich at some point later. This seems suspect to us, unless Sony Ericsson is planning to launch the phone within the next 6 weeks. Also, we imagine the phone is being designed sans hardware buttons (at least that’s what the leaked photos suggest) and we’re not sure how this would play out with Gingerbread.

Our source also says that Ice Cream Sandwich will be out in May 2012, which is certainly not what Sony Ericsson is saying. The dates rumoured so far are March (by SE Italy) and January (from a Sony employee). May 2012 seems just too far away. However, we’re hearing so many different things at the moment it’s hard to know who to believe.

Moving on to the other handsets, the Nypon will apparently come with a 1GHz dual-core processor and a 4-inch WhiteMagic qHD display. This is the phone that we have been told by a different source will come with the ST-Ericsson U8500 1GHz chipset, so at least that part tallies. The WhiteMagic display is interesting, but we weren’t aware that Sony were mass producing these yet. The press release a few months back only talks of a 3-inch and not 4-inch display. The Nypon will also get 1GB RAM, 16GB ROM and 8MP Exmor R camera. Interestingly the battery capacity is listed at a capacity of only 1320mAh, which seems strange to us considering that near enough every other Xperia phone to date has come with 1500mAh capacity batteries.

Lastly, we have what is likely to be the Xperia mini successor, the ST25 (supposedly codenamed Kumquat). This will also have a 1GHz dual-core processor and will come with a 3.5-inch display. It will also have a 5MP Exmor R camera capable of 720p video recording. See the full spec list below, but as mentioned previously, please treat this all for exactly what it is for now i.e. rumours.

Nozomi (LT26)
1.5GHz dual-core processor
4.3-inch Reality display with Bravia Engine & HD (720 x 1280) resolution
1G RAM & 32G ROM
12MP camera with Exmor R, 1080p full HD video recording & 720p HD front camera
Android Gingerbread on launch and will upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich later
1750mAh battery

Nypon (LT22)
1GHz dual-core processor
4.0-inch Reality display with Bravia Engine, WhiteMagic display & qHD Resolution
1G RAM & 16G ROM
8MP camera with Exmor R, 1080p full HD video recording & 720p HD front camera
Android Gingerbread on launch and will upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich later
1320mAh battery

Kumquat (ST25)
1GHz dual-core processor
3.5-inch Reality display with Bravia Engine
5MP camera with Exmor R, 720p HD video recording
Android Gingerbread on launch and will upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich later

Thanks X-Leaker!

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