2011 is turning out to be the year of dual-core Androids. LG has Optimus 2X, Motorola has Atrix, Samsung has Galaxy SII, and HTC has Sensation. The only major Android handset manufacturer that is yet to join the party is Sony Ericsson. SE’s current flagship device, the Arc, runs on a single core Scorpion chip. However, SE almost certainly has a dual core Android handset in the works.
At this moment, absolutely nothing is known about the successor to the gorgeous Xperia Arc. However, a picture of a previously unseen Xperia device has surfaced on the Chinese website Mobibal. Aesthetically, the new Xperia handset looks similar to the Xperia Pro. The sharp square edges present in the X10 and the Arc have made way for a more roundish look. The screen also seems to be a ginormous one, and might even be bigger than 4.3 inches. The Xperia blog believes that this device will be called the Xperia Duo. If the name seems familiar to you that is because earlier rumors had suggested that the Xperia X10 Mini Pro successor is going to be called the Xperia Duo.
Needless to say, there is a good chance that the entire thing is a fabrication. However, Sony Ericsson has never been very good with secrets. What ever the truth is, expect it to be revealed over the coming weeks through more leaks.