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Sony Xperia U ST25i images leaked - External and internal photos

21 February 2012 by
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Several images of an unannounced Sony Xperia smartphone has leaked. We are guessing this is a smaller version of the Xperia S - namely the Sony Xperia U ST25i Android smartphone

Sony Xperia U LT25i leaks again

The Chinese site it168.com has yet again manage to get hands on a nice collection of leaked prototype photos. This time, it's of the unannounced Sony Xperia U handset which we first saw photos of in January. A Sony handset roadmap has also leaked before, and from that list we can see that the Xperia U ST25i, codename Kumquat, is expected to be launched in April for approximately 262 Euro. To reach the goal of having Xperia U ready for shipment in April, MWC next week would be a convenient time to announce the device.

The smaller Sony Xperia U on top still wears the Sony Ericsson logo. This will change when the handset is ready for launch
The Sony Xperia S to the left has a 12 megapixel camera while Xperia U ST 25i has a more normal 5 megapixel camera
Sony Xperia U on top here seems to be a little thicker than the Xperia S on the bottom. But the Xperia U is overall smaller
The Sony Xperia U seems to have the same controls and buttons as the Xperia S.
Both the Sony Xperia U and Xperia S has a power key on top as well as a 3.5 mm audio jack
The Sony Xperia U to the right has a exchangeable 1290 mAh battery while Xperia S to the right is non-replaceable. Xperia U uses a normal SIM card while Xperia S needs a microSIM card to operate
Replaceable 1290 mAh battery for the Xperia U
Sony Xperia U has a 3.5 inch display and the Xperia S has a much larger 4.3 inch display.

The leaked images shows the Xperia U side-by-side with the larger Xperia S with its 4.3 inch display. We do not have all the hard facts about this device but it is rumored to have a 3.5 inch display and lower resolution than the 720x1280 pixels on the Xperia S.

By looking at these photos we know more about the Xperia U today than we did yesterday. Xperia U will use a normal SIM, not the microSIM found in Xperia S. It has a 1290 mAh exchangeable battery inside. Xperia U will be shipped with Android 2.3.7 but it will of course be possible to upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich later. Probably in the first quarter. Sony is making Android 4.0 available to the newest models first. The older Xperia's from 2011 like the Neo and Arc will receive the update in Q2.

As you can see from these photos, the Xperia U is still wearing the Sony Ericsson logo. This will be replaced by the Sony logo in the final version. Where the Xperia S has a 12 megapixel camera, Xperia U will only be fitted with a 5 megapixel entry-level camera.

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altemyr2 years, 5 months ago
Smaller but somewhat thicker. It is also obvious that the battery contributes with the biggest part of the total volume of the phone, which is good in a way, since it indicates that battery life is considered to be an important parameter.
I'm not sure if I like the new Sony design. The part below the ribbon around the phone at the bottom looks like some kind of auxiliary equipment attached to the bottom of the phone and that can be removed, like the snap-on camera on T68 or the snap-on radio on some old Ericsson and SonyEricsson models.
Bonovox2 years, 5 months ago
Too much body makes the screen look small
OffLineR2 years, 5 months ago
@altemyr
When they are on the same ground they seem have the same tickness.
That might be a good alternative for XRay
TeknoBoi902 years, 5 months ago
the new Sony style reminds me of the K810i, and I like it!
hihihans2 years, 5 months ago
on top right side the housing doesn't fit. I know it's a proto but be warned.
NightBlade2 years, 5 months ago

On 2012-02-21 14:00:21, TeknoBoi90 wrote:
the new Sony style reminds me of the K810i, and I like it!

I know, right?
pt0202 years, 5 months ago

On 2012-02-21 23:07:00, hihihans wrote:
on top right side the housing doesn't fit. I know it's a proto but be warned.

I think it fits and it is only a light reflection that makes it look like it does not....
look at this other picture it looks perfect
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might be my next phone but only if it has a HDMI port
[ This Message was edited by: pt020 on 2012-02-22 16:37 ]

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