updated 10:10 am EST, Wed December 29, 2010
Sony Ericsson X10 mini sequel outruns Nexus One
What's claimed to be a direct sequel to Sony Ericsson's X10 mini has surfaced on Wednesday and promises to address any complaints about performance for the last version. It would run both Android 2.3 from the start and use a second-generation 1GHz Snapdragon, the combination of which would make it one of the fastest Android phones so far. An it168 forum goer's run-through of Qualcomm's Quadrant benchmark put it above the Droid X and Nexus One.
The updated Adreno 205 graphics core also meant it would likely work for 3D gaming: Qualcomm's Neocore 3D test showed it running game-level graphics at 42.5FPS.
Few other details emerged, but it's believed the X10 mini replacement would have a Bravia-badged three-inch, 320x480 LCD. Sony Ericsson also typically downgrades the camera compared to the top-end version, although with a full-size X10 refresh also due this may give it relatively powerful photo taking.
Launch information is still a mystery for the new mini, but Sony Ericsson has already promised new Xperia phones at Mobile World Congress and could put out multiple new Android phones at the same time, including the PlayStation-badged Xperia Play.