It should go without saying that 342 PPI on a smartphone display is big, it’s bad, it’s amazing. One of the things that makes the iPhone such a blockbuster device (amongst many things, I’m sure) is the fact that it (the iPhone 4, that is) has a 326 PPI on its display. That’s THICK and it makes brightness and sharpness tip and top. What we’re to understand today is that Sony Ericsson will be punching that PPI (pixels per inch) directly in the nose with a device currently code-named Nozomi. Will this dual-core 1.5GHz device bring the beatdown, or will it come out much, much too late?

As all smartphone purchasers, lovers, and collectors must understand, these past few years have proven one thing above all else: it’s all about timing. If you release an awesome phone 5 months later than you initially intended, it’ll likely have had its specs trumped by several different manufacturers in the meantime. When it comes to Android devices, this is doubly so as the difference between 1GHz and 1.5GHz or even 1.2GHz can be a big one (on paper, at least.) That’s why it’s just about as important as it possibly can be that a device such as this be released AS FAST as possible.

This device, supposedly called the Sony Ericsson Nozomi, will be coming out inside March 2012 (inside or outside the USA we’re not sure) with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor (this being the first dual-core processor on a Sony Ericsson device) along with a 4.3-inch 1280 x 720 pixel resolution display (again, therefore 324 PPI). This device is also set to have 1GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, and will have micro-SIM capabilities. It’s good that this device has 32GB of internal storage because it’s got no memory card options otherwise. You’ve got NFC inside alongside a 1750mAh battery and if Sony Ericsson continues its trend of releasing “hero” phones in March as 2010’s March played host to the Xperia X10 and the 2011 March showed the Xperia arc and Xperia PLAY.

Xperia blog says that their source on this information is solid as they’ve provided reliable information in the past – feel the trust! Also, the image above is from from a Xperia Neo review on our sister site SlashGear.

[via Xperia Blog]