Sony ST25i “Kumquat” Xperia device spotted in the wild

January 20, 2012
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What you see here is a smartphone from Sony Ericsson that until now was unknown. Recent roadmap leaks put the odd codename "Kumquat" on our maps but now we are actually seeing pictures of the phone. Looking strikingly similar to the recently announced Xperia S the Kumquat will be coming in slightly smaller than its larger siblings and will have a 3.5" screen. More details below.

The recently leaked roadmap (linked to below) is to be believed then this would be one of the upcoming new devices although nothing has been confirmed. The obvious smaller screen on the image shown above is a clear indicator that not only is this not the Xperia S, but it also has a lower resolution screen by the large icons. According to Xperia Blog the leaked device above will be 3.5" and have an 854 x 480 resolution.

The Sony ST25i will also sport a 1.0 GHz dual-core processor and have a 5 megapixel camera around back. Looking at the sheer size of the phone in the leaked photo you can see it's not much larger than Xperia ray we reviewed late last year. This should come in as another mid-range phone for Sony Ericsson, something we've seen plenty from them already. Which apparently isn't holding them over too well given their recent reports of huge Q4 losses of over 318 million.

Either way with this leak, and others we've seen over the past week most of these devices will be on display at MWC 2012 in Barcelona and we will get all the details live in Spain.

[via Pocket Now]


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    This is quite a nice looking phone.  They should have put an 8 mega pixel camera in it.