We waited for the Sony Xperia Pepper to make its official debut at MWC 2012, but Sony left us only with our hopes after the show. Now, however, the Xperia Pepper has finally appeared (albeit briefly, before getting taken down) on Sony Mobile China’s website, reviving hope that it could soon make an official entry.
The Sony Xperia Pepper, also known as the Sony MT27i, looks similar to Sony’s NXT series, but doesn’t have the transparent bottom bar. There are three capacitive buttons on the bottom, a dedicated camera shutter key and obviously NFC support. Pictured right next to the device are sony’s SmartTags.
That’s all this leaked image tells us, so we’re still scarce on details. The rumors though paint the full picture of the Xperia Pepper - a mid-ranger with dual-core ST-Ericsson U8500 NovaThor chip, 3.7” screen with a resolution of 480x854 pixels, 512MB of RAM, 8 gigs of internal memory and a 5-megapixel camera.
How do you like what you see?