CES. If all of the previous rumors and leaks turn out to be accurate this will be the Xperia Arc HD (aka Nozomi) -- but we could also be seeing multiple new devices from Sony at this years show as this new image looks different than the Nozomi.
ITProPortal's tipster didn't stop there: they've managed to benchmark the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc HD, also known as the Nozomi. With the latest Qualcomm 1.5Ghz dual-core processor residing inside, it's got a lot of expectations to live up to. But if this early hands-on is anything to go by, all is not well in the land of XPERIA.
Nozomi (AKA the Arc HD) is a looker no matter how you break it down. A tipster delivered a new set of leaked photos to GSMArena, showing off the high-end handset's sharp corners and chrome accents. This is the first we've seen of the phone's back, and while it's a little thicker than we'd like, there's just no denying the appeal of the slate.
a leaked press image of the device, and most noticeable is the glowing ring that paths around the bottom. The softkeys are definitely there, but the glow is probably just for looks - and that's fine by me. From this new image, it's safe to say the Arc HD will come in both black and white models.
Ericsson Nozomi (LT26i) has leaked more than a few times but we've continued to call it the Xperia Arc HD. The Nozomi was first reported back in August and last week we received some confirmation this will be a 1280 x 720p rocking Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich flagship phone from SONY. Today an official press image render has been leaked by Xperia Blog -- only adding to our interest.
Chris Chavez notes from Phandroid, it looks as if the actual device name may be the XPERIA Cloud - though that's not for certain. If you zoom into the photo you'll notice a few things; first off under the Camera heading, you can see it will take 1920x1080 video capture. Next you'll notice it has a dual core processor and even microSD support. I've always been a fan of the Sony Ericsson XPERIA line, and this phone looks the best by far. Unlike the Galaxy Nexus, it seems to have three softkeys included near the chin of the device, making navigation not completely dedicated to the display. It looks extremely thin, but then again most recent XPERIA devices (such as the Ray) were. I hope it makes it here to the states soon, because it would be a shame for the Galaxy Nexus to not have some proper competition! But chances are, our main man Chris Davies over in London will get it first - as most Sony Ericsson devices hit international waters first. [via Phandroid]
SE Nozomi first leaked back a few weeks ago and even though it probably wont have a dual-core processor the rest of the hardware specs sure look impressive.