Sony Ericsson is already shaping up to be one of the stars of this year’s Mobile World Congress with the mooted Xperia Play thought to be waiting in the wings. We’ve already met the latest member of the new, improved Xperia family, the Arc, and the rest of the upcoming smartphone clan are rumoured to be in line for official unveilings at the Barcelona convention.
We last heard about the next in line Sony Ericsson Vivaz 2 aka Hallon a few weeks back after a leaked shot of it appeared showing off its curved exterior and microUSB port on a Japanese blog. Fast forward to now and mobile-review‘s Martin Elm has come up trumps with more details on what we can expect from the follow up handset.
He claims that it’s “a little bigger, thicker and heavier” than the original device and this apparently makes it more balanced and sturdier than before. The screen measures in at just under 4″ and has seen a resolution upgrade to 480 x 854 pixels. The site also reports that the upcoming handset has an 8 megapixel camera on board with touch-to-focus, face detection, an LED flash and good video recording capabilities. As we’ve already learned from previous reports, Android 2.3 Gingerbread features as well as a HDMI port, 3.5mm headphone jack, 512MB of RAM and a 1500mAh battery.
The original Vivaz was somewhat of a disappointment to the mobile phone world and although the reviewer noted he was dealing with a pre-production model rather than the real thing, his words suggested that Sony Ericsson may have ironed out any flaws, leaving their past mistakes well and truly behind them. We’ll find out for ourselves in just a few weeks time.