Sony just can’t seem to keep their upcoming handsets under wraps, ahead of their announcements. In the past, images and specifications of their upcoming handsets had leaked online and the only thing Sony managed to keep a secret was the name of the handset. But now it seems that Sony cannot keep the names of their handsets under wraps as well, as a report by Mobile 88 reveals that the upcoming Sony handset will be called the Xperia P.

The brand has a tendency to change the names of their devices, post unveiling and as per the report, the website states, “Sony LT22i this will be coming soon in Indonesia under the name Sony Xperia P LT22i.” Their website goes on to state that there has been no mention of the name, Nyphon, but judging by the specifications and the codename, LT22i, it seems that this will indeed be the same handset.

The upcoming Sony Xperia P (Image Credit: Xperia Blog)

The upcoming Sony Xperia P (Image Credit: Xperia Blog)

Here is a quick look at the rumoured specifications of the Sony Xperia P:

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 4-inch display with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels
  • NovaThor U8500 dual core processor
  • 16GB internal memory
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8 megapixel camera with the ability to record videos in 1080p
  • 1.3 megapixel front facing camera
Sony to change the names of the smartphones upon retail

Sony to change the names of the smartphones upon retail

Apart from this, another handset that has emerged from the sheet, which was leaked is the Sony ST25i Kumquat. As per a related report by GSMArena, this handset would be retailed under the Xperia U name. The website also has prices for the upcoming Sony smartphones with the Xperia P said to be available for €370, which translates to approximately Rs. 24,350, while the Xperia U will be priced at €262, which is roughly Rs.17,250.

Below are the supposed specifications of the Xperia U:

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 3.5-inch LED-backlit LCD display with a resolution of 480 x 854
  • 1 GHz NovaThor U8500 dual-core processor
  • 5 MP rear camera with AF, LED flash and 720p video recording capabilities

As of now, there is no information available on the date of announcement, but these handsets are expected to be unveiled at the Mobile World Conference event in Barcelona, scheduled for next month.

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