Sony is long overdue to launch some new phones – perhaps they decided to take some extra time to get these releases right, as these will be some of the first products that were predominantly developed in the post Sony-Ericsson split era. We’ve been expecting to see some new top-shelf handsets announced at IFA next month, and now we’re getting a closer look at a budget device we may see there as well.
Leaked photos at Xperia Blog show phones available in white, pink, and black (see below). According to PA tipsters, the device is code-named the Sony ST26i and will come with a 4” qHD (540 x 960) screen, Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and a decidedly budget-oriented 1GHz single-core CPU and 512MB of RAM. The device reportedly will launch as the Xperia J. The new images only show off the back, but for the curious we were able to bring you a snapshot of the front back in May.