Sony Ericsson Nozomi with an HD screen resurfaces, similar SE Aoba might be also coming along

Sony Ericsson Nozomi with an HD screen resurfaces, similar SE Aoba might be also coming along
Rumors about a mysterious device by Sony Ericsson, the Nozomi, first surfaced on the nets in late summer and the device was later said to come with a 4.3-inch screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. It was also said to pack impressive hardware muscle with a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, while possibly running Android Ice Cream Sandwich. 

The rumor resurfaces once again now, but this time the device has appeared in the database of Android benchmarking app Nenamark. Actually, it was not the only secret Sony Ericsson handset to show up there - a handset codenamed Sony Ericsson Aoba (Aoba is the name of a volcano in Japan) was also listed there. Both devices appear as coming with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, but we’re still puzzled whether these are two separate phones or if it’s a single phone under different codenames.

The reason for our doubts are the identical technical details of the SE Nozomi and SE Aoba:
  • 1.5 GHz Qualcomm CPU,
  • Adreno 220 GPU,
  • 1280×720 display resolution,
  • Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread.

There are no official details about the Sony Ericsson Nozomi release date, and we have even less information about the Aoba, but they definitely look on par with the HD craze and technologically in general.

Related phones

Xperia S
  • Display 4.3" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 12.1 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32GB
  • Battery 1750 mAh(8.50h 3G talk time)



1. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

Damn! Good job SE!

2. karanstyle

Posts: 188; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

SE is stunningly good @Screen and Camera!! than anyone else

5. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1253; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Screen? Idk bout that. Samsung and Lg are killing the market with theirs. But I'd love to see a good phone like this stateside. SE never sends any good phones over here.

7. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Don't forget Design. They make unique designs and you can tell xperia just by looking at it.

3. ryq unregistered

only the price will determine if this will be a success or not. SE have not been very successfull with thier latest products like arc because their price are almost always more expensive than samsung and with less feature like no secondary camera for arc.

4. x^3 unregistered

aw qualcomm again hope it works great this time

6. dacastrator

Posts: 232; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

I'm a SE and HTC fan. Who ever gets to release a phone with ICS out of the box gets my money.

8. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

come on buddy!!!

9. Cyd07

Posts: 83; Member since: Oct 03, 2011

With that specs, if the design is like the arc (with better materials) it will be a would-have phone. Not not mor impressing than the others (HTC, Samsung Galaxy line and nexus Prime, LG, ...) in terms of specs, but maybe much better in terms of design. We wait for the Prime, then this Sony phone, to have a fair fight in this area.

10. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Sony have really upped their game in recent times,the arc s sells at 369 euro in my local networks and its a powerful beautiful phone,which when put side by side by the iphone 4 makes the iphone look extremely date in design and ui (the ui admitting being exact same for years and years since origional iphone!) this is further upping the game,well done sony

12. dara unregistered

Arc absolutely stands out in terms of design and it offers a great, balanced, mature package, and value for the money. The guy saying SE phones are overpriced is clearly bullshi!ting..SE arc had a starting price that was around 100 euros lower than galaxy S 2 and sensation(I would never take sensation over arc btw), and now it's even cheaper in comparison. Also, xperia Neo is incredibly fairly priced handset, heck it's the most capable and specced droid for the price out there, imo.

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