Sony Ericsson is ready to serve up another Android Xperia handset in the form of the X12, and while we haven’t heard a whole lot about this device in the midst of so much Windows Phone 7 and other Android news, it has been thoroughly reviewed. However, we did get a good chunk of news in terms of specs and even some leaked images of the device just yesterday and from a few days before.
The device looks much like the Xperia X10 in terms of its form factor: the layout, buttons and style are unmistakably Sony Ericsson. It also looks like it’s going to be released with Android 2.2 Froyo, which is good news given the sad state of the Xperia X10’s release and how long it users had to wait to exit the 1.x Android series into the modern day.
Apparently, the hardware is much nicer than what we’ve seen in the Xperia line before:
Some of the leaked features of the device are far from true since Sony Ericsson’s attempt was never to create a Galaxy S “killer” or a high end device from a hardware point of view. It is rather an attempt to improve the design and features standard set with X10. For that purpose the device got thinner, lighter, with a larger display, this time supporting multitouch out of the box and with some improvements to the camera and interface.
The chipset has been confirmed to be Qualcomm’s MSM72730 with the 800MHz Scorpion processor. Not the fastest on the market, but G2 users can certainly attest to its efficiency. And as we’ve seen demonstrated in the past, it performs quite well in the graphics and video department:
The chipset can now encodes 720p video in H264 smoothly and offers increased playback times for both audio and video while being optimized for decoding DIVX and XVID videos.
For additional details and images on the upcoming Sony Ericsson X12, or Anzu, check out the detailed review at the link below.