Sony Ericsson may be on its way out officially, but there’s still a product or two in the pipeline worth pushing out. The “Nozomi” XPERIA Arc HD has been caught in the wild and benchmarked already, which is due to be launched at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, next week, According to ITProPortal.
The Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread smartphone has a 1280×720 HD display, 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon MSM8660 chipset and, no expandable memory slot, source confirmed. The Nozomi Arc HD phone does house a 12megapixel camera, 1GB of RAM and the model was benchmarked to have 8GB of internal storage.
The 8GB of storage on this leaked prototype unit will end up filling fast if you go shutter-bug-happy, however, and we’re guessing 1080p Full HD video will also demand its share of the space. Hopefully Sony Ericsson is planning more capacious variants for the actual launch. No word on connectivity – we’re guessing the usual array of HSPA+, WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth – but there’s a microSIM rather than the more common miniSIM, just as you’d find in an iPhone 4S or a Lumia 800.
Ice Cream Sandwich at launch looks unlikely, as the translucent band running around the bottom of the Arc HD has back, home and menu buttons, as required in Gingerbread. Still, Sony Ericsson seems keen to get all its devices up to speed with Android 4.0 as soon as possible, so an upgrade is almost certain. We’ll probably see an official unveiling at CES 2012 next week.
Source – ITProPortal
More Coverage – Sony Ericsson (Facebook)