Just days after Sony Ericsson Nazomi was leaked, another Sony Ericsson device has shown up on the interwebs. The new device goes by the codename Nypon and is running ST-Ericsson Novathor U8500, which is a dual core 1 GHz chip. The capacitive touchscreen is said to have a resolution of 540 x 960, and the device already features Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0). The videos published by ST-Ericsson are embedded below.
Little else is known about the Nypon, which also goes by the name LT22i. It’s still early days for Nypon, which is shown to be running from a board in the videos. If appropriately priced, it can turn out to be an exciting addition to the mid-range smartphone segment. However, the show stealer for SE’s 2012 series of devices will be the Nazomi that is slated to feature a 1.5 GHz dual core processor, 1 GB RAM, and a full HD 4.3-inch screen.
In many ways, 2011 was the year of course correction for Sony Ericsson. It learnt from its past mistakes and focused on enhancing its ecosystem by becoming more consumer friendly. The beleaguered phone manufacturer also made some crucial decisions like ending the joint venture with Ericsson in order to better leverage Sony’s other properties, and exiting the low margin dumb phone market. Samsung has been providing a tough challenge to all Android manufacturers, but if Sony gets its act right, 2012 could well be the year of its resurgence in the mobile phone market.