We saw the Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro 2, also known as the SK17i or Mango, a mere week ago, but now it's launch seems ever so close as it poses for the camera again. This time it appears in the hands of a SE employee at the company's Shenzhen factory, who managed to confirm that the processor is to be of the Snapdragon family clocked at 1GHz. The Chinese insider mentions that it could be one of the earliest Snapdragons, the QSD8650, but we'll take this with a grain of salt as we expect to see a newer generation of the CPU. What seems much more credible is that the Xperia Mini Pro 2 will sport a 5-megapixel auto-focus camera on the back, capable of recording 720p HD videos.
It comes with a display measuring at least 3” with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels. By the looks of it, we'll have a customizable SE skinning on top of Android 2.3 Gingerbread. In terms of design, the chiclet-style full QWERTY keyboard slides out from the side, while on the front there is a single large physical button surrounded by two capacitve keys.
Another insider suggests that the handset will come with 512MB of RAM and 1GB of ROM when it becomes wider available in May. Guesses are that the Xperia Mini Pro 2 will carry an off-contract price of 60 euro less than the Xperia Neo, but while other details are scarce, there are plenty of pictures to illustrate what's coming in the near future. So what are your thoughts about the Mini Pro 2? Don't hesitate to share your opinion in the comments below!
source: IT168 (translated)