We've heard about the Sony ST26i, a mysterious handset existing only in rumor-land, but that's not really something that would make us seriously think it's real. Now, though, it's surfaced on benchmarks and spotted out in China, and it looks like a decent mid-range offering.
Good news is that the Sony ST26i runs on Android Ice Cream Sandwich from the get go. Also, it features a 4-inch, 854 x 480-pixel
screen. To cut the price to more affordable, Sony went with a Qualcomm MSM7627A chip, with the processor clocked at 800MHz and an Adreno 200 graphical chip on board.
This negates previous rumors about an ST-Ericsson U8500-flavored device with a dual-core 1GHz processor. Or who knows, there might be another version with the ST-Ericsson chip. Time will tell.