Sony Ericsson has sort of awoken from its slumber, as Sony purchased a large stake in order to try and penetrate the smartphone market and gain some ground in that area of consumer electronics. Sony Ericsson recently created the Xperia Play a sort of phone-gaming device hybrid with a slide out keyboard with buttons and a D-pad for a game controller. However, if rumors are to be believed then the company is working on something that definitely tops their previous endeavor.
The phone is named the LT28at, and is referred to in the rumor as a ‘super phone’. According to sources, the device will have an incredibly large screen at 4.55” that will also be in 720p. The device will likely also be faster than previous Sony Ericsson phones as this one is rumored to have LTE support. Other smartphone staples are also expected such as Wi-fi, microphones, and a front facing camera.
But the big part of the rumor that has people getting excited is the rear facing camera. Rumor has it that the camera on the phone will be 13-megapixels. For reference, the newest iPhone and many other Android phones have 8-megapixel cameras. With the potential to integrate Sony DSLR, this could be a fantastic feature for photographers out there, or just people who want a better quality camera in their phone so they don’t need to carry around a separate camera.
The only other thing rumored about the phone is that it is Android so we can expect access to the app store and possibly Playstation Suite depending on whether the phone is improving on or diverging from the Xperia Play. The sad note is that there is still incredibly limited information on the device. No pricing, release date, or picture is in site as well as the fact that many of these features may just end up being exaggerated rumors.
However, given the timing of this rumor there is some credibility to it. The Consumer Electronics Show is in January which would be the perfect locale for Sony to unveil this new ‘super phone’. However, until anything is actually revealed the device and its features remain speculative.