Is this the Sony ST25i Kumquat?

Once again, don't read too much into the name. We don't for a second believe Sony will release a smartphone called the ST25i Kumquat.

But the ST25i Kumquat is the name currently being used by the company for a new smartphone that's likely to be launched at the MWC event in February, replacing an old Sony Ericsson favourite (more on that in a minute). All we're concerned about right now is this particular handset being caught on camera, just days after being mentioned on a leaked roadmap.

The image shows the phone in action, but doesn't tell us a great deal about it. Previous information has suggested it will be pitched as a successor to the Xperia Mini, but could be more likely to replace the Xperia Ray. Time will tell. It's also said to be packing the NovaThor U8500 chipset, along with a 3.5-inch FWVGA Reality display and a five-megapixel camera with 720p video recording. That screen resolution is perhaps borne out by the screen in action on the photo – in particular, the size of the icons. Android for the operating system naturally.

Expect more leaks/photos on this and other phones mentioned on that previous roadmap (the LT22i Nypon and MT27i Pepper), but as we said, don't expect the name. This is an Xperia handset without any doubt.

 

Source: Xperia Blog

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