Murky images of a touchscreen Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot phone leak, possibly Android
With the assault of powerful smartphones Sony Ericsson struggled hard to catch up, but now that it turned to Android, the manufacturer seems to get most things right, with excellent and distinctive offerings like the Xperia arc or Xperia Play.
We know that the Cyber-shot line is not dead, as we spotted one representative - the Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot S006 - pay a visit to the FCC last year, with a 16MP Exmor R camera sensor, but there was no smartphone operating system on it. What immediately came to our minds then was "Couldn't Sony Ericsson put this sensor in an Android handset with Xenon flash?", but to this moment it remained wishful thinking.
Now, however, a few fuzzy images have leaked of what looks like a slim touchscreen phone from Sony Ericsson, and there is clearly a Cyber-shot logo under the screen. There are no photos of the back, so we don't know what camera sensor this might have, or if it will include a Xenon flash, but one can only hope.
The interesting thing is that we have the Android buttons, like Home and Back, slapped prominently at the front. Again, there is no further info if this is just a concept, a mock-up, or something that might go into production, but an Android phone with the Cyber-shot brand only makes sense for Sony Ericsson. Hopefully more info will be leaked soon.
1. Thomas Verbraken (unregistered)
Please be true!!!
If Sony Ericsson brings this phone to Europe, with a camera better than Nokia N8 (and also records in stereo with lossless zoom) I will buy this phone no matter what the price is!!
I'm dreaming for such a phone for a very long time... I now have the N8, it sucks, only for it's camera!
So this would be great !!
Please, Sony Ericsson, please!!
3. OsirisRa (Posts: 46; Member since: 17 Dec 2010)
Always wanted a CyberShot phone, never got around to purchasing one. But if Sony makes this model a dedicated camera phone ill purchase it. Up until now all Android headset camera's have sucked. Hopefully ill also come with 1080p video at 30fps.
4. skymitch89 (Posts: 1058; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
It would be nice to have an Android phone that has a camera greater than 8MP. I haven't ever really used a Cyber-shot phone, but I have used a Cyber-shot digital camera and they produce great images. I'm almost certain that if this phone does go into production, then it'll probably go to At&t.
5. dianna (unregistered)
Well I live in the usa and there was a time when I cared for Sony Ericsson phones .... now I don't because all the good ones like this one always come out in Europe most of them never come out over here. Like most likely we will never see this phone with the 16 megapixel camera hit the states.. Like the xperia play the psp phone is free on t-mobile uk look it up if u dnt believe me also the sony Ericsson xperia arc is also free on t-mobile uk it says so in there website. Also when the Xperia x10 came out in Europe it was also free
on t-mobile uk I know cuz I remembered i checked then when it finally came to the USA
on at&t it was a year late it took a whole
freaking year to make it to the us same thing
with the c905a and that other walkman phone att got. Also when they come over here they take out a lot of there features like from the c905a att disabled wifi and took out the front facing camera By the time those phones made it here there were better phones from htc and Motorola. And it sucks that if u want to use a badass sony Ericsson phone u have to buy an unlocked one for a lot of money while there free in Europe.
6. Tottenham (Posts: 86; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)
Hope its camera is better than whatever POS took these photos! I mean, WTF, these shots were obviously staged. Was somebody using a 1.3MP camera mounted on their dog's head?
8. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 309; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)
1.3?, try VGA Lol. A free nokia phone could snap better than that. Speaking of camera resolution, ever notice how phone sites refer to 3.2mp and below as snappers and good 5+mp cameras as shooters. Just always thought that was funny.
7. Seylan (unregistered)
Nokia better prep the N8 successor, or else I just might move to Android instead of upcoming Windows Phone 7 devices!
9. osanilevich (Posts: 244; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)
finally, sony ericsson is stepping up! of all the carriers ive seen, they have the most potential due to the quality screens and cameras sony can provide as well as their finely crafted xperia lineup. I know this isn't an xperia phone but it sure looks good and with the right software I might drop my blackberry for this. I just hope that it has time/mediascape along with the high res camera it should be packing
10. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
if it comes with single core processor then im out.