Sony Ericsson Prepping For Global Release of New Flagship 720p Nozomi Handset [Rumor]

Sony Ericsson may still have a few surprises up their sleeves with the upcoming release of a new flagship phone code named “Nozomi.” being rumored to launch in Japan later this year. According to a tipster over at XperiaBlog, the device is rumored to launch by years end in Japan under the model number SO-02D on Docomo’s network. In the latest rumor, the phone will also be released globally with the model numbers LT26i/LT26a.

The phone’s rumored specs include a 4.3-inch 1280×720 HD display (the new standard in rumored devices), 1.4GHz Snapdragon single-core processor, 1GB of RAM and support for a Micro SIM card. I’ve always been a big fan of Sony Ericsson and their devices and if they can bump that single-core processor up a few more cores, I think I would be sold. What do you guys think?

[Via UnwiredView]

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  • chris125

    Come to verizon se makes sweet looking phones.

    • Chris Chavez

      Shoot… If they just released the Arc with a dual-core over here, I’d be happy =p

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  • Sam Keaser

    Sounds like a low level top tier phone.

    I’m sure it’ll be a great device but I’m also fairly sure it will cost the same as other top tier devices which will, most likely, carry better specs.

  • lordofthereef

    SE has not wowed me with a phone since around the time color screens/cameras started popping up on phones.

    • daveb123

      sony are probably the only phone maker which still makes good looking phones… chuck a load of HTC, LG and samsung phones into a box and youd be hard pressed to tell the difference. but add an xperia x10 or arc to the bunch and theyll stand out a mile.

      • joseph

        i educated comment

  • David Pat

    Nozomi means “Hope” in Japanese

    There’s a sushi place near my place with the same name and they make some awesome Yakisoba =op

    • Chris Chavez

      Now you’re making me hungry o_O

      • Cipher Zero

        This is making me wish (more) that Sega would finally green light Shemue 3. I’ve only been waiting 10 freakin’ years to finish the story :/
        (Nozomi was the name of Ryo Hazuki’s (main character) not-really-girlfriend). Dammit. They need to do it or stop teasing Shenmue fans every few years at E3.
        /end irrelevant rant

  • mike

    I love how global means everyone except the United States

  • SocalTeknique

    I love its a “global” phone but its missing the 1700 mhz band

  • QuantumRand

    Looks like it might have Sony’s Exmor image sensor, too.

  • MaddmattH

    Pity about the single core CPU, it’s going to hold that phone back.

  • MarcusDW

    i dont think about Sony when I think about Android.

  • WhoaManWtF

    They don’t want to compete against the vita. Phones are killing handhelds already.

  • iSlackerz

    Except for the screen size and single-core processor that phone sounds similar to this one:

    If SE released a phone as described in the link in the U.S. I’d buy it without hesitation… it’s a pity they probably won’t.

    Oh well. GS II it is.