If the recent leaked Sony smartphone roadmap is to be believed then we expect it to release three unannounced phones in Q2 2012, the LT22i Nypon, MT27i Pepper and ST25i Kumquat. We would therefore expect these three phones to be formally announced by Sony (Ericsson) at MWC in Barcelona next month.
Sony has not hid the fact that its Iconic Identity design trait will be seen in more than just the Xperia S. The leaked picture of the LT22i Nypon suggested its design would follow in the same footsteps We’ve now come across the first picture of what is believed to be the ST25i ‘Kumquat’. As you can tell it also carries the Iconic Identity design, with the transparent notification strip at the bottom of the phone.
It looks so similar in fact that it took us a long time to convince ourselves we were looking at a different phone. The main clue was the screen resolution of the handset. Compare the picture below to that of the LT22i Nypon and you’ll notice the three icons on the top right of the handset (time, battery and network icons) are taking up more room compared to the Sony Ericsson logo on the top of the handset. The LT22i Nypon is rumoured to come with qHD resolution (540 x 960) versus FWGA resolution (480 x 854) of the ST25i Kumquat. The handset also looks narrower than the previous leaks, reminding us of the 3.3-inch Xperia ray.
The Sony Ericsson ST25i Kumquat is rumoured to have a 3.5-inch display, 1GHz dual-core processor and 5MP camera.