Sony Ericsson ”Rachael” is the codename of the Swedes' first Android-based mobile phone, that is expected to be announced later this year. It will be part of Sony Ericsson's series of XPERIA products. We've got our hands on internal documents about the phone, that seems to have the potential to be a sales success.
The phone is based on the Qualcomm QSD8250 Snapdragon platform, that enables processor speeds up to 1 GHz, and HSPA-speeds up to 7.2 Mbps. This platform will also sport great 3D graphics capabilities.
The phone's built-in camera is an 8-megapixel camera with autofocus. There's also a 3.5 mm jack connector as well as a mini-USB connector at the top of the phone. The touch screen seems to be quite large, but as of yet there is no specific information about its size.
Sony Ericsson calls it a ”purity product”, and its codename is ”Kiki”. The surface is influenced by a unusual structure and only a few keys; the design is nothing like we've previously seen from Sony Ericsson.
The display seems to be made of glass, and the screen image appears to be projected onto this glass surface. It makes it possible to create a sort of depth in the screen image, and it looks rather exciting. We're very much looking forward to seeing more of this.
We currently don't have any specific information about the features of this phone, and the design doesn't offer a lot of hints. There isn't any visible camera on the phone, and the screen icons seem to prove that it isn't a particularly advanced mobile phone.
We'll naturally follow up on the case, when more information about the phone is available.