January 10, 2011 | by Lars Aronsson
Of all Sony Ericsson’s currently available Android devices, the X10 Mini Pro is arguably the highlight. It may not have the specs of its big brother X10, but the Mini Pro is small, very pocketable, rocks a slide-out hardware QWERTY keyboard and it’s comparatively cheap.
Now the supposed and currently nameless successor to the X10 Mini Pro has been caught on camera in China. The Sony Ericsson device in the pictures is said to run Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and feature a 1GHz processor that works next to an Adreno 205 GPU — it scores 1,553 in the benchmarking app Quadrant, and gets 42,5FPS in Neocore. Pretty impressive. The size of the screen has been enlarged from 2.55-inches to 3-inches, and the resolution has been increased as well: HVGA (320×480) instead of QVGA. The display of the X10 Mini Pro successor is also said to be capable of multitouch.
The device looks promising, although Sony Ericsson seems to have played us a trick and rearranged the order of the hardware buttons. Since this device is yet to be announced, no release date is known at this point. More details will likely appear at Mobile World Congress next month.