Sony Ericsson Nozomi leaks out in Hong Kong, coming at CES 2012?

Sony Ericsson Nozomi leaks out in Hong Kong, coming at CES 2012?
The Sony Ericsson Nozomi is not exactly the best kept secret out there - images of the handset have already leaked a couple of times showing its catchy boxy design, and now we are one step closer to knowing everything about the upcoming handset. The Nozomi is reportedly undergoing carrier testing in Japan and despite some parts of the pictures being blurred out, it’s clear that the handset is pretty slim. We can also see that SE is keeping a slightly alternated version of the Xperia UI and more particularly the Timescape widget. The futuristic neon glow of the tiny strip of plastic at the bottom could be used for anything, or just decoration, and that’s one thing we’d love to hear more about.

The site where this latest leak originates from says the Nozomi will make an official appearance at CES 2012, and that wouldn’t surprise us as SE’s 2011 flagship, the Xperia arc, was also unveild at the show. 

The Sony Ericsson Nozomi is rumored to have a 4.3-inch display with 720p resolution and a 1.5GHz dual-core processor paired with 1GB of RAM under the hood. What makes it different is the expected 12-megapixel rear-facing camera, a sensor that could be of the Exmor R variety for better low light performance. 

The handset might launch with Gingerbread, but an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich should come quickly after the roll-out. 


Thanks, Alfred!


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  • Display 4.3" 720 x 1280 pixels
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  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1750 mAh(8.50h 3G talk time)

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20 Comments

1. samda

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

I'm sure it will launch with ICS, of course that gingerbread is used for prototypes.

2. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Even if it launches with Gingerbread I bet they'll update it to ICS faster than anyone else in the Android realm. . .

12. harsh_732006

Posts: 70; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

sure will..or maybe samsung would get it faster..*sarcasm*

3. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

That phone is beautiful!

4. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

I wonder what chipset is powering that beauty. . .

5. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

me too

6. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Arrg accrding to GSMarena's leak it has no microSD slot. Hope that isn't true. . .

11. harsh_732006

Posts: 70; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

but it has 32gigs of inbuilt memory..i know having a sd helps..but 32 is enough for me atleast

21. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

For me personally I see myself needing more than 32gig of memory just for precautionary measure, for I store tons of mp3's and Music Videos on my devise. . .

8. samda

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

ah, that s3 snapdragon(MSM 8260) already used in many phones out there. but with Sony execution and ICS dual core optimisations, i bet it will run smoother than any other dual core

9. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

I hope it will be the same as how they optimized the Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon to run as smooth as possible on the 2011 Xperia Line. But I'm quite optimistic on the s3's performance for upto now the SGS skyrocket is the only one that is performing the best using the s3 chip. And also the battery sucking prowess of the s3 is phenomenal. . .

10. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

you guys are delusional, in the real world, these chips wont do anything that others cant.. or atleast notice some difference..

13. harsh_732006

Posts: 70; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

atleast it does for gaming..and thats one of the main things i look out for

14. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

difference that we can live with, difference that doesnt matter..

18. harsh_732006

Posts: 70; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

not everyone can.u should not speak for the masses

20. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

In real worl huh? In Gaming it will matter, in overall smoothness of the device it will matter, overall speed in execution and navigation from apps it will, and for the battery sucking prowess of the S3 compared to the rest it will matter. . .

15. nastynaps

Posts: 93; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Where does it say this is running on the S3? I was thinking they would use the S4, shouldn't it be out by then?

16. samda

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

Yeah, they missed s4 just by a hair here, because this will be on the shelves in march, perhaps even february, while first s4 phones will start shipping couple of months later. And it's running msm 8260, even some early benchmarks have been published here for couple of upcoming Sony phones, including this one. I just hope Sony makes an s4 phone too this year. I think it's almost certain that they will. After all they announced a more aggressive strategy in the future

17. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I will get it even with Gingerbread/ICS Sony still makes one ofthe the best phones around.

19. BLikens1619

Posts: 67; Member since: Apr 12, 2008

The black on definitely reminds me of the color scheme on the SE K850, black front and back and silver sides with blue accents. Love it!!!

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