Sony Ericsson ‘Nypon’ Leaked
Here’s another one in Sony Ericsson’s list of Japanese codenames – Sony Ericsson Nypon. If one day someone holds a contest among the companies for the strangest list of codenames, Sony Ericsson will surely take the price – most likely a gingerbread, on an ice cream sandwich.
Sony Ericsson “Nypon” LT22i is featured in a recently leaked video. The video demonstrates the phone running Google’s latest release of Android – Ice Cream Sandwich. This is not really big news, as SE has already confirmed that all future and most of the current models will receive the critically acclaimed update of the popular mobile OS. The phone seems to have a slick design, in many ways an expected evolution of the current Xperia models. Rumour is the phone will be powered by a chip made by Sony Ericsson itself, known as NovaThor U8500. The processor has two cores, each clocked at 1Ghz. The phone will feature a 540×960 pixel screen, and that is just about everything we know about the device for now.
As of now, there are at least 3 phones in the works at Sony Ericsson – the above-mentioned Nypon, Aoba LT28i and Nozomi LT26i, which will most likely end up being the Xperia Arc HD, which we’ve already seen in pictures leaked not long ago. Nypon, with its medium-sized screen will probably find its place somewhere in the middle of Sony Ericsson’s line-up, with Nozomi being the range-topper. How does Aoba fit in is unclear; from the limited information available it looks a lot like Nozomi, at least in specs, so the two might actually end up being two variations of the same model.
Sony Ericsson and Samsung seem to have decided to manufacture the processors for their phones internally, while HTC, for example, is using chips made by Nvidia, a specialized company. Will be interesting to see which method gives the better results in the long run.
Source – Crave