Sony Ericsson is racing to unveil its next Android smartphone’s by early 2011. Leaked images of the company’s new smartphone, code-named “Hallon,” have been spotted on the Web and could mark the launch of Sony Ericsson’s new Xperia line at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February, even as the CES is just around the corner.
Hallon is speculated to have the model number MT15i and is said to be running Android 2.3 Gingerbread. As for now, the leaked Hallon technical facts include a microUSB and 3.5mm headphone on the top of the device, and a remarkably large lens for front-facing camera for 3G video-calling. Related: Sony Ericsson to unveil new Xperia phones
Hallon’s pics are rumored to have been taken by another upcoming phone – Sony Ericsson’s Anzu – that is speculated to feature a 4.3-inch touchscreen, 800 MHz processor (MSM7230), and 12 megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording. Sony Ericsson Anzu aka LT15i is also said to be an Android Gingerbread powered phone.
As you can see from the photo here, the Sony Ericsson Hallon is curved from the top that matches the design of Sony Ericsson Vivaz, but is distinct with its microUSB and headphone jack ports’ location. Vivaz has microUSB and headphone jack port at the side. Though Vivaz currently runs on Symbian OS, it may switch to Android OS in future.
In other news, Sony Ericsson PlayStation phone aka Zeus, Xperia Z1 and Xperia Play, may debut with model numbers R800: R800a in the United States, and R800i globally.
Anyhow, the imminent Sony Ericsson Android phones must be more power driven if they have to face Samsung, HTC and Motorola’s dual-core devices. Still wondering what MT15i-Hallon is all about? Wait till February’s Mobile World Congress.