December 29, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
Sony Ericsson has already confirmed that in February 2011, it will welcome new members to the family of Android phones under its Xperia brand. This may be one of those bundles of joy coming home next year.
A member of a Chinese-language website posted images of a new unnamed Sony Ericsson device. The photos show a small black phone with Back, Home, and Menu buttons placed in a unique order. There are only unconfirmed specs on the device, said to have a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, Android 2.3, 1 GHz processor and Adreno 250 CPU, and a 3-inch screen. The resolution is estimated to be HVGA but there’s no telling for sure. There’s also what looks like a front-facing camera on the right but I’m not sure.
What we can tell from the photos is that this new device will definitely be more powerful than its predecessor. The X10 Mini and Mini Pro were tike-sized phones that appealed to users but were rather under-performing devices. This new device appears to have the stronger specs of bigger phones packed into the sleek frame. Take a look at these benchmarks, which are not gospel but a strong indicator that this is no slouch.