Sony Ericsson may be working on its next flagship, codenamed Nozomi; SK19i cancelled
Rumor has it that a new Sony Ericsson flagship smartphone is baking over at the company's busy kitchen. Codenamed Nozomi, the said device will allegedly pack a 4.3-inch 720p display, which is shaping up to become the next standard among cutting-edge handsets. Furthermore, a 1.4GHz chip will supposedly be ticking under its hood, yet the rumor does not clarify whether it will be of the dual-core kind or not.
However, we are witnessing a bit of a rumor clash here as previous speculations suggested that the flagship spot in Sony Ericcson's portfolio was reserved for the Xperia Duos. As far as the rumors are to be believed, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Duos is to feature a 1.4GHz dual-core processor and a 4.5-inch qHD display.
Of course, all of this is information that has yet to be confirmed by an official source, but if there is at least some truth to it, one possible explanation would be that one of the above handsets is to become the very best that Sony Ericsson will have to offer, while the other is to take the second spot. Besides that, the rumor does not make it clear when the Nozomi is expected to be announced so it may simply be a handset scheduled for release later in 2012 with the Xperia Duos boasting flagship status for the time being. Earlier leaks have suggested that the Duos, Sony Ericsson's first dual-core handset, may be unveiled as soon as next month.
Oh, there is one more thing that we have to mention. Remember that rumored Sony Ericsson smartphone bearing the SK19i model name? The same source who spilled the beans about the Nozomi says that the device was meant to sit between the Xperia mini pro and the Xperia pro and was not exactly built as a version of the Xperia ray with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. However, we might never know for sure as the tipster also mentions that the company has decided to pull the plug on the handset.