Also, Sony claims that in regular mode, the display draws half of the juice that conventional LCDs usually do, which should do some wonders for the battery life on the Nypon. The handset was also pictured recently with only Sony branding, so we'd assume the rest of the phones in the spec leak that was published today, will be just Sony when they land as well.
the Pepper handset, which was caught on camera recently, and the CPU row on the right shows that Sony would indeed give ST-Ericsson's NovaThor dual-core chipset a shot, parting with the long-standing tradition to use only Qualcomm chipsets in its Android phones.
Sony already teased new additions to the Xperia line then.
To gauge how much better a 1000 nits display behaves under direct sunlight, watch our video comparison below of the Nokia 701 with the iPhone 4 - 1000 nits, and about 600 nits, respectively.