Sony ST21i Tapioca leaks as the entry level Japanese warrior with cascading front

Sony ST21i Tapioca leaks as the entry level Japanese warrior with cascading front
When it rains, it pours for Sony rumors and releases today. Based on the leaked roadmap for 2012, the ST21i "Tapioca" will be the most affordable phone in Sony's lineup for the year, and when all is said and done it should be available in July, along with the high-end LT29i Hayabusa, for $150-$200 or Euros without a contract.

The ST21i Tapioca we saw listed before with an 800MHz Qualcomm CPU, that the Google translation from Greek calls "mononuclear", which after a good laugh in the office we deduced to mean single-core. It will also have a 3MP camera that does VGA video and 3.2" display with HVGA resolution - meh, we know, but the price is also pretty low. Now we can have a glimpse at its design, too, thanks to pics leaked on a Greek tech blog today.Good news is that the design is not as bland as the specs, on account of the cascading front. 

Still, if the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 we just previewed is anything around that price, Sony would have a hard sell against its dual-core processor and 5MP camera with flash. The ST21i Tapioca is to hold a 1460mAh battery inside, and run Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box.

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9 Comments

1. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

wow. fat.

2. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

This phone is not competing with the ace 2.It is the mini 2. The Xperia p is the one competing with the ace 2.

3. Tatperson

Posts: 58; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

I think the Xperia P is competing against the Galaxy S Advance. The Galaxy Ace 2 looks to be against the Xperia U to me.

4. kastor

Posts: 43; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

this is good pohne for those who dont have more money to spedn on phone,perfect for sony,it cares for all buyers,low-ranged phone

5. UnlimitedSkye03

Posts: 293; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

I think it's their answer to Galaxy Y

6. HugeTroller

Posts: 80; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Spydroid on board? No Thanks.

7. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Sony uses decent 1ghz processors not mhz crap

8. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

I wonder if Sony will release an Xperia Active 2?? This phone looks like the new Xperia Mini line update..

9. hkxm8

Posts: 64; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

let hope the Xperia Mini Pro 2012 will be better

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