Sony ‘Nyphon’ Leaked Once Again
The plethora of strangely-codenamed Sony handsets that were being leaked constantly during the last months of 2011 are slowly becoming reality as they come closer to their release. Most likely the leaks have been intentional, as they gave Sony some feedback about the phones long before their official launch. The Xperia S, which used to be known as the Nozomi, has already been unveiled at CES 2012, and now it’s Nyphon’s turn. The device you see on the leaked picture also carries Sony badging, which means it’s a pretty recent prototype. The design is an interesting mix of the new and old styles employed by Sony, taking cues from both the Xperia S and older Sony Ericsson phones such as the Xperia Arc S. The specs suggest this one will be slotted below the Xperia S, but it has one interesting feature that the flagman lacks – a completely new type of display.
The Nyphon features a new display technology known as Whitemagic, which is supposed to consume less power while at the same time being brighter than current displays. The expected brightness is 1000 nits, and although that probably doesn’t say much to you, as a comparison imagine that’s even more than on LG’s Nova displays. This is achieved using a unique rendering technique which adds white to the standard set of red, green and blue. Hopefully the colours will be natural as well as bright, as AMOLED, for example, tends to distort them a bit. Other specs are pretty ordinary. The phone will employ a dual-core processor with 1 gig of RAM, 16 gigs of internal memory and 8-megapixel camera. It’ll most likely ship with Android Gingerbread and receive an Ice Cream Sandwich update later on. That’s all we know for now; expect more news soon.