Sony Ericsson LT26i “Nozomi” Revealed as Sony Xperia S (Update)

Sony has not been making it easy to follow the rumors leading up to the CES. While it dropped a couple clues last week, at least one was a big red herring. Despite any confusion, the details of the company’s upcoming phones are starting to emerge, with some leaks featuring the Xperia S as the latest.

This is the phone we’ve been following as the Sony Ericsson LT26i, also known as the Nozomi. Like the Xperia Ion we got a look at during AT&T’s event, the Xperia S will be one of the first generation of models to drop the Ericsson name, reflecting the manufacturer’s reorganization.

Leaked Xperia S specs mostly parrot what we’ve already heard, like a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 4.3-inch 720p Reality Display, and a camera setup consisting of a 12-megapixel Exmor R main sensor and 720p-capable front-facer. The hardware includes NFC support and HDMI-out, and includes 32GB of internal flash storage

The Android smartphone should ship with Gingerbread before the end of the quarter, receiving an Ice Cream Sandwich update shortly thereafter.

Sony’s got a press event scheduled for this evening, so it shouldn’t be long now before we see some official word to back-up this last-minute leak.

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Update: And the Xperia S has been made official in the Sony event, with specs that include 1.5GHz processor, 12-megapixel main camera, 1.3-megapixel webcam, 4.3-inch 1280 x 720 display, 1GB of RAM and either 16GB or 32GB internal storage. It will be available sometime in March running Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

Source: Xperia Blog, SEMC Blog

Via: Unwired View

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