Sony Ericsson Xperia Duo: blockbuster specs headline Sony’s worst kept secretThe Sony Ericsson Xperia Duo is set to raise the bar for flagship smartphones. As Sony Ericsson’s worst kept secret, this little monster has found its way into several blurry shots and most recently, a stellar render (seen above). The Xperia Duo is exactly what Sony Ericsson needs to grab hold of the high-end Android smartphone market. Are you ready for a peak under the hood of this Samsung Galaxy S II killer?

Word on the street is the Sony Ericsson Xperia Duo is viscous. According to, the Xperia Duo touts a dual-core Cortex A9 processor “aided by the Mali-400 GPU, under the name of NovaThor A9500 chipset.” Now for the drumroll. The clock speed of this dual-core chip will be 1.4 GHz, leaving the upgraded Galaxy S II in its wake.

Keeping in mind these specs are still rumors, a second source has hinted the Xperia Duo will instead use the Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon chipset similar to the HTC Sensation. Whether Sony Ericsson decides to play ball with ARM or Qualcomm is anyone’s guess, but the chip will certainly be dual-core and ship with a blistering-fast clock speed.

Outside of the processing power, the second most captivating feature of Xperia Duo is the display. Measuring 4.5-inches diagonally, this qHD display comes equipped with Sony Ericsson’s own Mobile Bravia engine. On the rear is a 12-megapixel camera with Exmor R backlit sensor and providing the juice to deliver the goods is a massive 2500 mAh battery. How a battery of such enormous capacity is able to fit inside a thin form factor remains to be seen.

The combination of cutting-edge processing power, a beautiful high-resolution display, top of the line optics and the largest standard battery we’ve seen on a smartphone make the Sony Ericsson Xperia Duo the Android flagship to beat. Whether or not the device succeeds or fails will depend on several key factors: price, release date and availability of Android updates. The latter of these three factors may be addressed by an unlocked bootloader, but shipping with the latest build of Android will still be essential.

  • Bex

    With more and more pics appearing, this is almost certainly gonna be released. SE aren’t very good at keeping secrets and once it’s at this stage, you know it’ll be announced at some point!

  • Anonymous

    I have had a play around with the Arc and I am really impressed with the quality of the screen for viewing photos & videos.  I never thought i would consider a SE as my next phone but if this has the same standard of screen as the Arc and juiced up on roids, think this could be a big hit, i would certainly give it a go!

  • Anonymous

    Sorry guys too many if’s here.  SE are woefull at delivering even officially announced phones so don’t expect to see this anytime soon.  I got an S2 a month ago with an 18 month contract on Orange so I can upgrade in 15 months this may be out in time for me to consider by then.

    When will all you websites learn anyway, either the mobile makers are employing a load of retards or all these leaks are designed to muddy the waters, all of them seem to have super specced smartphones or tablets due soon.

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