Sony Ericsson is working on a Google Android OS running smartphone that will feature 720p HD display. Dubbed as Sony Ericsson Nozomi, this smartphone is likely to be branded as Xperia arc HD.
GSMArena quoting sources reported that Nozomi will come with 720p HD touchscreen display and capability of recording 1080p HD video. This alleged handset is still under prototype testing and is expected to be shown sometime early in the January 2012.
In couple of months, Sony Ericsson will soon join the 720p HD native resolution display bearing smartphones club that currently comprises of Samsung (Galaxy Nexus) and HTC (Rezound). The Sony Ericsson smartphone codenamed Nozomi will have a 4.3-inch display and have 342ppi density which is bit higher than the one found in Apple iPhone 4.
Apart from that Nozomi will feature Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update and will house a dual-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm MSM8660 with Adreno 220 GPU coupled with 1 GB LPDDR2 memory. This handset will most likely use the chipsets manufactured with 28nm fabrication process. That hints that the handset will be most likely thinner, lighter and offer bit more space to accommodate larger battery. This handset will feature a 12 megapixel Exmor R camera that will be capable of capturing 1080p HD videos.
Another Sony Ericsson handset codenamed Aoba bearing dual-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm processor and Adreno 220 GPU showed up in the NenaMark benchmark list.
Both Sony Ericsson handsets are being currently tested with Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread update but when they are released, both handsets would be running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update. Despite bearing similar hardware, the Mozomi handset will come with a microSIM. Absence of front facing camera would turn out to be a real shock for several Sony Ericsson loyalists.
With scarce details, either of the handset is expected to be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress 2012 convention in Barcelona, Spain.