Sony Ericsson somewhat fumbled their way through 2011 releasing only single-core devices and pushing their exclusivity of the Xperia Play to no end. There was really nothing wrong with any of the 2011 devices — I fell in love with the Arc and Arc S — but they did leave wanting something a little more high-end and amazing. 2012 just might be Sony Ericsson’s year. They’ll rebrand to just Sony by mid-2012 and will have 100% control of what happens with their devices. 2 of those devices might just be the Nozomi we saw leaked in early November and a newly leaked device going by the codename LT28at which has specs to really give Sony Ericsson a big push in the high-end device market.

Nozomi

Let’s recap what we know about the Nozomi that’s been seen leaked around the web during the back-end of last year. We have some of the specs which make the Nozomi stand out:

  • 4.3-inch 1280×720 (341ppi) Capacitive Display
  • 1.5GHz Dual-Core CPU
  • Android 2.3.5 (Though it could launch at CES with ICS)
  • 1GB RAM
  • Front & Rear Cameras of unknown MP

Even back in early November there were rumours the device could be launched at CES, and with CES only a few days away it’s a good possibility. The screen is certainly up to today’s standards as is the 1.5GHz dual-core CPU. The Nozomi was rumoured to be announced as the Xperia Arc HD — makes sense considering the screen resolution — which could be the device Sony Ericsson are hinting to on their Facebook Page. Sony Ericsson’s previous Xperia devices have had a very distinct look and feel to them, and from the leaked photos of the alleged Nozomi we can see that it’ll be staying that way in the future.

LT28at

The LT28at is a device from Sony Ericsson that has leaked only recently and has specs very similar to that of the Nozomi except that the screen is a bit larger. BGR reported some of the specs that look more confirmed via the Bluetooth SIG.

  • 4.55-inch 1280×720 (323ppi) Capacitive Reality Display
  • LTE and HSPA Radios
  • 13MP Backside Illuminated Camera / 720p Front Camera
  • Dual-Band (2.4GHz / 5GHz) Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1
  • Dual Microphones for Noise Cancellation and Stereo Recording

The only release date attached to the LT28at is that it’s going to launch in North America ‘later’, which to me would mean an announcement at CES and then a launch a few months later.

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  • Anonymous

    Please come with nfc!

  • http://twitter.com/ponzored Richard

    One of the big reasons for Sony’s lacklustre performance was the Japanese Earthquake – delaying some of its phones for months. Without that, it would have been one of the first vendors out with next-gen, Gingerbread devices in early 2011.

  • PuGZoR

    I too love my Arc, but it looks shameful on paper. By the time my contract is up, no doubt the Arc series will be rocking quad core and 2GB of RAM… if not more. 

    Only thing I’m still waiting for is integrated inductive charging! Why the crap has no one done this yet?

  • Anonymous

    I think SE felt that they needed to prove that they could do single core devices and do them right, before they dived in the dual core world.