Images of the first Sony (without Ericsson) phone surface: the Sony Nypon?

Images of the first Sony (without Ericsson) phone surface: the Sony Nypon?
You probably know already - Sony is dropping the Ericsson out of the brand in mid-2012, but up until now most of us didn’t have any idea about how a handset with Sony’s logo only would look like. This latest leak shows us exactly that and the design is stunning. Chances are that the below device is the Sony LT22, also referred to as the Sony Nypon, the Nyphon, and even as part of a future Sony Xperia lineup. However, we can’t be 100% sure about the veracity of the images (they do look realistic, though), so we’d take them with a grain of salt until Sony confirms them. 

The device that could be the Sony Nypon is built using a design language similar to the one of the Sony Tablet S, with the same wedge-like look that is there to make your reading and typing more comfortable when the phone is laid on a desk. At least with the Sony Nypon, you can’t complain about lack of ingenuity in phone design, can you?

Here’s what the rumored specs of this first device branded under the Sony brand only:

  • 1GHz dual-core ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500 chipset 
  • 4-inch qHD display
  • 8MP Exmor R camera
  • 1GB RAM and 16GB ROM
  • Android Gingerbread on launch and upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich later

Now, with so many leaks of the Sony Ericsson Arc HD, aka the Nozomi, and now the Sony Nypon, we can’t help but hope to see an official unveiling of the devices at CES 2012. Of course, we’ll be covering you with the latest from the show, so stay tuned - it looks like it’s going to be worth it.

source: SEMC Blog

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