Xperia U (ST25i Kumquat) appears like a downsized flavor of Xperia S
Sony is expected to bring to the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week a new set of devices running under Google’s Android operating system, including the already leaked Sony Xperia U and Xperia P devices.These mobile phones, spotted at large before under the codenames of ST25i “Kumquat” and LT22i “Nypon,” respectively, are expected to arrive on shelves with the same Iconic Identity design that Xperia S was made official with last month at CES.
In fact, as can be seen in the photos attached to this article, courtesy of ePrice, the Sony Xperia U (ST25i ‘Kumquat’) smartphone appears like a smaller version of the Xperia S device.
The new mobile phone will arrive on shelves with a 3.5-inch touchscreen display on the front, while the already announced handset packs a 4.3-inch panel on the front.
According to the guys over at XperiaBlog, the upcoming Xperia P (LT22i ‘Nypon’) will sport a similar design as well, although nothing has been official confirmed on the matter.
The Xperia U hasn’t been officially unveiled for the time being, but some info on its possible hardware specifications has already made it on the web.
Thus, the handset is expected to hit the market with a 1GHz dual-core application processor inside, as well as with the said 3.5-inch display, capable of delivering a 480 x 854 pixels resolution.
The mobile phone is also rumored to sport a 5-megapixel photo snapper on the back, with support for video recording (most probably in HD resolution). The usual set of connectivity capabilities will be packed inside this device too.
Sony has already confirmed plans to unveil to the world a new series of Xperia smartphones at the forthcoming MWC 2012 expo, but hasn’t so far provided clues on what it might launch. Xperia U should become an affordable Android smartphone, but high-end Xperia devices might also be announced at the event.