While Sony Ericsson still hasn’t confirmed the existence of the Xperia Duo, an alleged press image of it has appeared somewhere in China. The new image shows a device that’s not at all different from what we’ve previously seen: sleek design, massive display, three hardware keys, and the Xperia logo at the bottom.
Looks aside, it’s said that the Xperia Duo will use one of ST-Ericsson’s new Nova application processor with two 1.4GHz cores. Moreover, the handset’s screen may be a 4.5 inch qHD one, while other rumored features should include 1.5GB of RAM, and a 12MP camera with a new Exmor R CMOS sensor (for better results when snapping photos in low-light conditions). Android 2.3 Gingerbread will likely run the show.
According to Chinese website QQ, Sony Ericsson could launch the Xperia Duo in September. Assuming no other similar handsets are released by then, the Duo will become the company’s first smartphone to come with a dual-core processor. SE’s current flagship smartphones, the Xperia Arc and Xperia Play, both have single-core 1GHz processors.