Sony’s had trouble keeping wraps on its upcoming Xperia handsets over the past few weeks, and today is no exception. A new leak suggests the Japanese manufacturer could be prepping a low-end device for the global market.
According to the folks over at Mobile-Review, the Xperia J (ST26i) is a budget handset featuring Android 4.0 and a 4-inch display, though the screen is described as offering poor color reproduction, excessive glare and low viewing angles. Sony’s industrial design is also apparent, with the company opting for three capacitive buttons rather than on-screen soft keys.
The Xperia J is powered by a 1,700mAh battery, which should provide adequate battery life considering the phone sports an 800MHz Qualcomm MSM7227a processor — a chip set that dominated the smartphone market two years ago. In addition, users will have access to a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, capable of capturing 640×480 video. There’s also a front-facing camera for video chat, though its exact resolution is unknown.
With the abundance of leaked devices, we’re likely to see numerous Xperia handsets on display at Sony’s IFA press event. The show kicks off August 31st, and we’ll be here to bring you the latest news.