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



1. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

This...Looks...HOT. Best thing they did was replace the snapdragon with the Ericsson chip :)

2. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

sony back in the game

3. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

WOW that is one good looking phone...cant wait for more just sony next device might actually be a sony if this is just the start cant wait for their quad core device

4. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

Sony are the best at design Have you seen the very nice Xperia active ?

5. PimpStrong

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 25, 2011

That thing looks huge to be only a 4" screen.

6. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

practically se xperia arc re-branded..

7. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

i hate to say it but by mid next year this phone will probably be a mid-range device :/ if they released it now however it would be a monster to not be toyed with. i hope they release a true quad core sony device next year. sony could compete with samsung if they try hard enough

17. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1246; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Yeah i feel like sony doesn't know how to play in the mobile market. They have the products, just not the timelines.

22. Firedrops

Posts: 254; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

mid-range? It'll be in the lowest-range of smartphones. Hardly a phone anyone will give a hoot about.

8. samda

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

Future Sony upper mid-range phone. Somewhat the successor of Xperia neo. Nova Thor 8500 is an entry level dual core actually. Anyway, THIS is how I want Sony flagship to look like! Not like the Nozomi

9. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Dam thats a good looking phone! I just hope it makes it to a US carrier . Because all the good sony and nokia phones only go to european carriers.

10. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

this is exactly what i was looking for what are the chipset specs!

11. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Sony is going to be a player. I am sure impressed with this. It will be fun to see Sony come out strong in 2012.


Posts: 19; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

At last! Sony phone!

13. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

I want a Experia play 2 with L2 and R2 buttons ;)

14. ngaleku

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

me like this phone guyz but disappointed with 1GHz dual-core

16. kayeeman566

Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

believe me you cannot handle it ... !

15. kayeeman566

Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

now who is going to buy a XPERIA ARC ... everyone is going to wait for this YUMMY thang ... this leaking thing should not be done

18. bighandssmallpockets

Posts: 99; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

Would love this phone on VZ but you know they would NEVER consider a phone with a screen that size unless it is a low end phone. boo hoo

19. ThomasFlowerchild

Posts: 12; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

1 GHz dual-core 4 inch screen 8 megapixel camera So, this is a mid-range phone? Because when this phone launches high-end phones will have quad-core. And 8 megapixels? Common, the Satio had 12 megapixels and is 3 years old or so... Give us a better camera than the Nokia N8 and I would be happy

20. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 2010

Totally agree with you! Looks great, but by the time it launches it will be mid-range phone!

21. TheNewMe

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

In mid 2013 Quad cores will be Mid-Range......

23. JonnieEnglish

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 15, 2011

This is not a Nyphon, it's a Xperia Arc and someone has photoshoped the branding. The bottom of Nyphon it squared not arc'ed and the side view on Nyphon looks more like an iphone 4s. This is bad info.

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