Ever since Sony announced that it’ll be buying out Ericsson’s share in Sony Ericson and the re branding of the company will be done till mid 2012 rumor market is filled with news of which will the first ‘only Sony’ phone launched by the Japanese giant.
Earlier rumors were that Xperia Nozomi or Xperia Arc HD could well be the first Sony Smartphone but it is most likely to be unveiled at Consumers Electronics Show in January and the leaked images clearly show it carries a tag of Sony Ericsson with it.
Latest rumors are that Sony’s first ever Smartphone could well be Nyphon (Sony LT 22) which is likely to show up in mid 2012, just around the time the re branding is done.
The Nyphon is also rumored to pack a 1 GHz dual core U8500 chipset alongside a gigabyte of RAM. It will pack a 4 inch qHD displays which could well feature Sony’s Bravia engine for mobile with an 8 Mega-pixel rear shooter accompanied with an Exmor R sensor for better quality images in low lighting condition.
The current rumors suggest that the device will be running Android 2.3.5 on launch which will be a shame considering the fact that Ice-cream sandwich will be out in the wild for to long till the launch of Nyphon. Sony Ericsson does have a habit of launching devices with previous version of Android OS and coming of with an update later on, but if they are changing their brand name maybe they should get rid of this habit.
The device won’t be a flagship device so you can expect it to be a bit cheaper than the usual “Prime” devices.