After learning of what very well could be the specs for the Sony Ericsson Xperia X12 yesterday, a hands-on preview of the device over at Mobile-Review is confirming some and debunking others. The device runs the Qualcomm MSM7230 processor at 800MHz (same as HTC Desire Z/ T-Mobile G2), has a 4.3-inch display at 854×480 resolution, and a 12MP camera (as opposed to 8.1MP from the early specs), but even though all sources until now have said the phone will run Gingerbread out of the box, it looks like this might not be the case.
Eldar Murtazin (this guy is everywhere this week) is reporting that the preview device he is checking out currently runs Android 2.1, but the plan is to launch the device early next year with Android 2.2 and have an Android 2.3 update waiting in the wings. Read: with SE’s track record it might be a while before Gingerbread actually hits the handset.
Whereas we expected the X12 to improve upon the generally solid build quality of the X10, the device reportedly feels a bit cheaper though thinner and lighter.
Oh, and Eldar apparently has the Galaxy 2 (i9100), too. So be on the lookout for a similar run-down of that device. Head over to the source link for the whole scoop.