Sony Ericsson is planning to announce two Windows Phone 7 smartphones in early 2011, one of which will offer the next-generation Windows Phone 7 experience. Well at least now there won’t be a problem of latest upgrades and updates reaching the users on time.
Sony Ericsson earlier this year said that the company had committed to release Windows Phone 7 smartphones. We’ve yet to see what Sony Ericsson is up to, until today that is. It looks like Sony Ericsson has deliberately dropped being part of the first launch round this fall and plans to crank out a couple of goodies in 2011 as revealed by a document uploaded to YouTube. If it’s real, there’s plenty for Sony Ericsson fans to look forward to.
Most notably, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X7 will be running a third-generation Snapdragon processor, with an integrated GPU capable of up to 88M triangles/sec and 532M 3D pixels/sec. Microsoft has promised to gradually ramp up its Xbox Live performance, and we guess the hardware part will be all covered starting with the Sony Ericsson Xperia X7. It’ll also get a 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen and HDMI output with Dolby Digital Plus to cater to multimedia fans.
There’s also the Sony Ericsson Xperia X7 Mini, featuring a 10.1-megapixel camera with 720p HD video, 3X optical zoom and Xenon flash. Decent camera specs indeed, but as always, the sensor and image processing play a key role when it comes to actual image quality. We also hope the 3x optical zoom will be of the better kind. The X7 Mini has a 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen and a first-generation Snapdragon processor, meaning that it’ll aim to win the hearts of mainstream users.
Here is the full overview of both smartphones, as revealed by a video on YouTube (via Pocketnow):
Sony Ericsson Xperia X7
Windows Phone 7
1.2GHz Snapdragon CPU (MSM8260 with HSPA+ connectivity)
4.3-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen
8.1-megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording
HDMI output with Dolby Digital Plus
Sony Ericsson Xperia X7 Mini
Windows Phone 7
1GHz Snapdragon CPU (QSD8250 with HSPA connectivity)
3.5-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen
10.1-megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording, 3x optical zoom and Xenon flash(The Mini has a better camera = Fake?)
Noise cancellation headphones bundled
Both smartphones will likely be released in Europe during the spring season of 2011.