A new Sony smartphone has had its details spilled on the net, this one codenamed Lotus, and supposedly the follow up to the Xperia Active.
The Xperia Lotus has the model numbers ST27i/ST27a, compared to the Xperia Active's designation ST17i/ST17a, and information about the handset was obtained via user agent profiles found on Sony's site, spotted by Unwired View. The two different model types will no doubt have differing HSPA support.
The original Xperia Active was designed to be tough, waterproof and dustproof, and aimed at active outdoorsy types who could happily drop it down hillsides and into ponds (theoretically, anyway). It had a fairly low end spec though, with a 3in 480 x 320 touchscreen and a single core 1GHz CPU.
The Lotus will reportedly step that spec up with a 854 x 480 resolution display, and a 1GHz dual-core processor for considerably more pep. The oddity is the leak shows the device running Android Gingerbread, which seems a little unlikely. Surely Sony will manage to scoop Ice Cream on board, particularly seeing as it's trying to make an effort to push the spec a bit?
No other details were available, but as with the Xperia Active, this obviously isn't going to be an expensive phone, and should be every bit as tough.
Source: Unwired View