Sony Xperia Tapioca, a budget Android smartphone that first surfaced back in January? Having successfully managed to keep itself hidden for several months, the handset is now back out in the wild, and it has been pictured again by two separate sources ahead of its official unveiling.
3.2-inch HVGA display (320 x 480 resolution)
800 MHz single-core CPU (Qualcomm MSM7227 with Adreno 200 GPU)
3-megapixel fixed-focus camera
The team at mobile-review.com have acquired a pre-release version of the ST21i, still branded with the now defunct ‘Sony Ericsson’ name and published an in-depth look at the phone, giving us a bit more information and photos. No idea on just which countries around the world will be on the receiving end of the Sony ST21i Tapioca when it arrives, but do not expect it to create such a buzz since it does not have the hardware to reside on the smartphone royalty spectrum. The hardware specifications are even touted to be inferior to the Xperia mini range, and from 2011, to boot.
Nothing impressive and you’d definitely find it hard to distinguish text on the pixelated low-res screen. Still, the Mobile-Review crew mentioned that the Xperia Tapioca has delivered a better impression compared to the Xperia U, where it will feature approximately 3GB of internal memory in addition to a microSD memory card slot. It is said that the Sony ST21i will run on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Stay tuned for more…