With MWC 2012 on the way, leaks and rumours are bound to make their way out and add to the normal speculation that seems to hover around the tech industry. So it’s no surprise (but surely a delight to most) that today there are some leaked pictures of the Sony Xperia U next to the Xperia S floating around the internet. Also known as the ST25i or “Kumquat”, the Xperia U is expected to be packing a 3.5″ screen with an 854 x 480 resolution, a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1290 mAh removable battery and a rear-facing 5MP camera with auto-focus.
It isn’t clear whether the device will be sporting Android 4.0 ICS, or simply be packaged with 2.3 Gingerbread awaiting an update at a later date. It’s important to remember, however that these specifications are just speculation, and the best idea is to keep posted for official reports. That being said, with the current specs floating around, it seems that the Xperia U will be a perfect mid-range device for those who don’t want a massive phone in their pockets like the Xperia S.