November 17, 2010 | by Lars Aronsson
The ultimate smartphone insider, Eldar Murtazin, is back again – this time with a detailed preview of Sony Ericsson’s upcoming Xperia X12 Anzu. He has access to an early rendition of the device, and reports that the Anzu will feature a 4.3-inch LCD display with a FWVGA (854×480) resolution. The X12’s processor will be of the same type that powers the Desire Z and the G2: a second-gen 800MHz Snapdragon, and it will come with an impressive 12 megapixel shooter capable of capturing the now standard 720p video.
Regarding the Anzu’s performance, Eldar’s impression is that the stock Android running on the prototype is very fast indeed, but whether the swiftness will be intact on the final version of the device with SE’s customizations on top remains to be seen.
One would have hoped that Sony Ericsson had learned its lesson and started releasing Android phones with an up-to-date version of the OS. However, the X12 is said to be launched in early 2011 running Android 2.2, and that it will get Gingerbread in a later update. Hopefully that update will arrive sooner rather than later, but SE hasn’t exactly got a perfect track record when it comes to firmware upgrades. Head to Mobile-Review via the link at the bottom of the post for the full preview.