January 30, 2012 | by Adrian Diaconescu
Less than two weeks ago a supposed Sony 2012 launch schedule emerged as a leak on the web and, aside from the number of devices included on it (no less than 12), we were a bit puzzled by the smartphone’s names.
However, as time passes by, we find out more about Sony’s plans for 2012, including the real names of their future Android-based smartphones. Just a couple of days back the Kumquat was revealed to be actually named the Xperia U and now the codenamed LT22i Nypon will most likely be marketed as Xperia P.
The information is of course not official yet (as it was in the Xperia U’s case as well), but the source of the leak is pretty credible (gsmarena.com), so we have no reason to think it’s an invention of any kind.
The Sony Xperia P is due to be released officially in April and should cost around 370 Euro in Europe. That would be about 475 US dollars these days, but I’m pretty sure that Americans will actually have to pay less for this smartphone.
According to unconfirmed rumors (once again from pretty credible sources, though), the Xperia P should sport a 4-inch capacitive touchscreen display with 540 x 960 pixels resolution and feature a dual-core NovaThor U8500 chipset.
Other expected features include 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage space, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with full HD video recording, a 1.3 MPx front-facing webcam, but also the running of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box.
I personally am looking forward for this smartphone, which might be a gadget to fit into that blurry area between a mid-range and a high-end device these days. How about you? Are you interested in this so-called Xperia P or are you still holding out for those mysterious ‘’Hayabusa’’ and ‘’Mint I’’?