We finally know the name of the successor of Sony Ericsson Xperia X10; it will be the X12, the company's new flagship, one which will apparently run Gingerbread in the near future.
Martin Elm of Mobile-review posted a detailed review of the device whcih is set to be released at the beginning of 2011 with Froyo.
The X12 comes with a Qualcomm MSM7230 processor running at 800MHz, a 4.3-inch capacitive LCD touchscreen display capable of showing 854x480 pixels (the highest resolution on any phone bar the iPhone 4) and a 12-megapixel camera to match the pixel count on the Nokia N8.
The phone is capable of HD recording and is said to be lighter and thinner than the X10 but with a "cheaper" build quality compared to its predecessor.
Oh and the X12 supports multitouch out of the box this time around. Expect Sony Ericsson to layer the operating system with Timescape, its own proprietary user interface.
Elm, the reviewer points to the fact that when SE's competitors are trying to outclass each other with more powerful phones, Sony Ericsson is trying to cut back on costs and performance, improving an existing design.
Our guess is that Sony Ericsson may be planning another handset (Sony Ericsson PSP phone) and will pitch the X12 as a mainstream model.