Dec 29 AT 4:10 AM Taylor Wimberly 19 Comments

Sony Ericsson X10 Mini sequel leaks out, includes 1 GHz CPU and Android 2.3

Sony Ericsson’s Xperia X10 Mini was the cutest Android phone we have ever seen, but it failed to charm the U.S. carriers and none of them picked it up. New leaked pictures suggest that Sony Ericsson will once again take a shot at the small form factor, but now they are beefing up the specs.

This time around Sony Ericsson will pack a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor into the pint sized phone and match it with a 3 inch display. Details are limited at this point, but it appears the device will launch with Android 2.3 and sport a front-facing camera and slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

The original Xperia X10 Mini was announced at the last Mobile World Congress and we expect they will do the same for the sequel. We will be in Barcelona to check out MWC, so check back in February for a hands-on report.

Rumored specs for the new Xperia Mini include:

  • Android 2.3
  • 1 GHz Snapdragon CPU with Adreno 205 GPU
  • 3.0 inch screen (320 x 480)
  • Rear and front-facing camera
  • Slide out QWERTY keyboard

Bonus Video: This post gives me another excuse to share the finger dance commercial that we liked so much.

[Thanks Mario for the tip]

Source: se.it168.com

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  • http://Website Erich

    Hah, the X10 mini is the most popular android smart phones in Sweden. Maybe that’s because Sony Ericsson always have been the most popular manufacture. But still, it’s remarkable since it wasn’t picked up by the us carriers and all Swedish carriers have it.

  • http://Website gabe

    Sweden is very small

  • http://Website Eddie

    When we have the Nexus One/S, G2, MyTouch 4g, Galaxy S (variants), Evo, Droid X, Droid 2, Xperia X10 why would we want something so tiny in the U.S.?

  • http://Website klacebo

    IF it has indeed 2.3, and IF it becomes available in the European market by Q2 2011, it will indeed be a big hit phone, at least in Europe, unless Google comes out with a “game changer” in May with Honeycomb (or Ice cream – since Honeycomb is mostly for tablets)

  • http://yorait.wordpress.com Yorait

    i’ll believe it when Sony actually gets it out the door into shops.

  • http://Website Daniel

    I’m a bit wary of those specs. The most attractive feature of the X10 Mini is its size, smaller even than many feature phones. So much that the Mini Pro (keyboard version) was already too large for some of the people who were attracted to the Mini. Will they really be able to deliver a phone that same size with a 3″ screen?

  • http://Website Linuxdood

    Galaxy S (Captivate) still beats this easily. 55.6fps on Neocore – 2300 Quadrant (with the lagfix)

  • http://Website anonymous

    isn’t 1GHz overkill for such an itty bitty, tiny phone?

  • http://nexuss.dk Nexus s

    very exciting to se it when it comes for sale, the X10 Mini looked good but it just wassnt good enough. Has it even recieved an update yet from Android 1,6 ? .. Sonyericsson needs a hit and IMO this could be it.

    • http://Website Evil_E

      All Xperia phones recieved the 2.1 update… 2.2 is said to be released in the beg. of next year…

  • http://Website Peter

    I call shenanigans. Anyone who’s used gingerbread can tell you that quadrant doesn’t run properly on it, the 3d video tests don’t render correctly.

  • netposer

    Why does that device look so thick in the middle?

  • http://Website james

    Finally, a small but powerful Android phone. I’ve been looking for a small smart phone that isn’t super slow and laggy. I’ll slap a screen protector on it and I won’t have to dedicate an entire pocket just for the phone.

  • http://Website @neidlinger

    Anyone know the name of that BenchMarking program they are using?

  • http://droidxcaseshop.com JohnD

    1Ghz isn’t enough :)) I like all that power but what about the battery?

  • monlosez

    Wow they still run that crappy out date benchmark called Neocore. It’s still on OpenGL 1.1 when 99% of 3D games are on 2.0. Try Nenamark next time.

  • http://Website CTown

    Actually… that looks quite nice.

  • http://Website Derek

    How the heck is that thing getting 1533 on quadrant. Thats pretty good for a crappy snapdragon.

  • thechad

    good article thanks

  1. ErichGuest 4 years ago

    Hah, the X10 mini is the most popular android smart phones in Sweden. Maybe that’s because Sony Ericsson always have been the most popular manufacture. But still, it’s remarkable since it wasn’t picked up by the us carriers and all Swedish carriers have it.

  2. gabeGuest 4 years ago

    Sweden is very small

  3. EddieGuest 4 years ago

    When we have the Nexus One/S, G2, MyTouch 4g, Galaxy S (variants), Evo, Droid X, Droid 2, Xperia X10 why would we want something so tiny in the U.S.?

  4. klaceboGuest 4 years ago

    IF it has indeed 2.3, and IF it becomes available in the European market by Q2 2011, it will indeed be a big hit phone, at least in Europe, unless Google comes out with a “game changer” in May with Honeycomb (or Ice cream – since Honeycomb is mostly for tablets)

  5. YoraitGuest 4 years ago

    i’ll believe it when Sony actually gets it out the door into shops.

  6. DanielGuest 4 years ago

    I’m a bit wary of those specs. The most attractive feature of the X10 Mini is its size, smaller even than many feature phones. So much that the Mini Pro (keyboard version) was already too large for some of the people who were attracted to the Mini. Will they really be able to deliver a phone that same size with a 3″ screen?

  7. LinuxdoodGuest 4 years ago

    Galaxy S (Captivate) still beats this easily. 55.6fps on Neocore – 2300 Quadrant (with the lagfix)

  8. anonymousGuest 4 years ago

    isn’t 1GHz overkill for such an itty bitty, tiny phone?

  9. Nexus sGuest 4 years ago

    very exciting to se it when it comes for sale, the X10 Mini looked good but it just wassnt good enough. Has it even recieved an update yet from Android 1,6 ? .. Sonyericsson needs a hit and IMO this could be it.

    • Evil_EGuest 4 years ago

      All Xperia phones recieved the 2.1 update… 2.2 is said to be released in the beg. of next year…

  10. PeterGuest 4 years ago

    I call shenanigans. Anyone who’s used gingerbread can tell you that quadrant doesn’t run properly on it, the 3d video tests don’t render correctly.

  11. Why does that device look so thick in the middle?

  12. jamesGuest 4 years ago

    Finally, a small but powerful Android phone. I’ve been looking for a small smart phone that isn’t super slow and laggy. I’ll slap a screen protector on it and I won’t have to dedicate an entire pocket just for the phone.

  13. @neidlingerGuest 4 years ago

    Anyone know the name of that BenchMarking program they are using?

  14. JohnDGuest 4 years ago

    1Ghz isn’t enough :)) I like all that power but what about the battery?

  15. Wow they still run that crappy out date benchmark called Neocore. It’s still on OpenGL 1.1 when 99% of 3D games are on 2.0. Try Nenamark next time.

  16. CTownGuest 4 years ago

    Actually… that looks quite nice.

  17. DerekGuest 4 years ago

    How the heck is that thing getting 1533 on quadrant. Thats pretty good for a crappy snapdragon.

  18. good article thanks