The Sony Ericsson Nozomi will probably be the company’s first dual-core smartphone. Yes, it seems odd right now when we’re busy discussing upcoming quad-core tablets, but Sony Ericsson’s smartphones all have single-core processors at the moment.
So undoubtedly Sony Ericsson fans are anxiously waiting for the first dual-core offering from their beloved company. This has been believed to be the Nozomi ever since August, and at this point it looks set for release next year.
Last month we saw the Nozomi being handled in some leaked live images, and today we even got a very official-looking render.
The image is small, but the main physical traits of the Nozomi are clearly distinguishable. It’s also pretty clear that this is the same device that we saw last month. Other than that though, we can only speculate. Phone Arena has received this image from IT168 as you can see it, with the name of the smartphone and its specs cut out. However, even so you can clearly see the word ‘dual’ over there which could confirm that this will be a dual-core phone.
Also, in the camera section you can see ’1920x’, which we’re guessing stands for 1920×1080 (full HD 1080p) video recording. Now that’s a resolution at which only dual-core smartphones have recorded video so far.
It’s also safe to assume that it won’t be called Nozomi, since the apparent production name seen above the phone is a lot shorter. Furthermore, it looks like there’s just one word after Xperia, which would rule out the Xperia Arc HD moniker that we’ve heard in the past. But that’s all we can say for now. Hopefully more leaks about the Nozomi will come, and we’ll let you know more when we do.
Past intel had it there was a 12 MP camera involved, alongside an HD touchscreen and the Nozomi should run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with a Timescape UI color scheme, as shown in the render above.