Sony’s upcoming smartphone, the MT27i Pepper has been leaked in what looks like an official press image. We had seen the device earlier in leaked images, but now the blurry shots have been replaced by something more visually appealing. As reported by GSMArena, the image has been leaked on a Japanese site by the name, ameblo. What’s also interesting to note is that the Sony Ericsson logo has been replaced by just ‘Sony’, which means that this device is definitely from the future and is going to be unveiled pretty soon. As can be seen in the image below, a few Xperia NFC tags have been placed next to the phone, giving a clear indication that the smartphone will come with an embedded NFC chip. 

Looking good!

Looking good!

Here’s what the rest of the rumoured spec sheet for the Sony MT27i Pepper looks like:

  • 3.7-inch display with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels 
  • 1GHz dual-core processor with a NovaThor U8500 chipset
  • 5MP rear camera
  • 720p HD video recording capabilities
  • NFC support

From the looks of it, the Pepper looks quite an interesting device. In case you have forgotten, Sony also has the Xperia P and U devices that we’ve already gotten an approximate pricing for. The Pepper looks quite similar in terms of design to these devices, so we’re definitely looking at the right device. The black front and white back looks pretty impressive, but what we have doubts about is the amount of bezel you can see at the bottom. Firstly, the Xperia tag takes up some estate space and then the capacitive buttons take quite a bit of space on the phone itself. So, while it may look pretty long and sleek and all, you’re compromising slightly on the screen size. 

While it’s difficult to decode what’s written, along with the device in Japanese, we can be pretty sure that the Sony Pepper is one device that might be unwrapped in the coming weeks. Till then, what do you guys think about the device – at what price would the Sony Pepper be a decent buy? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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