It's the phone with the daft name – or at least it is if you know it by the name Sony Ericsson Nozomi and not the more Westernised other name it's doing the rounds under – the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc HD.
But whatever it's called, it can't seem to steer clear of the cameras right now, and its latest publicity initiative is to be snapped from all sides – and even sans cover – in the most revealing set of snaps we've seen thus far. Just to remind you in case you're getting excited right now – this is a phone we're talking about.
Sony Ericsson has been ploughing the single-core furrow for an awful long time now, so hearing that it's finally sussed what this whole dual-core business is all about is welcome news. Well OK, it's more Qualcomm's fault, but anyway.
The point is the Nozomi has been confirmed in the latest leak as having a nifty piece of 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon action going on, together with a 4.3-inch 720p display and 1GB of RAM.
Switching to the photos, they reveal a pretty much bog-standard Sony Ericsson design approach, which is not to say the Nozomi is unattractive, it's just not overly exciting.
More interesting, however, is the fact that it'll only play nice with Micro SIM cards and appears to have no removable battery, nor any space for a microSD card.
Further spec action is claiming a 12-megapixel camera, which we'd assume has some sort of Exmor flavouring to it, and 16GB or 32GB of on-board storage, which lessens the blow of there being no removable storage, though not by much considering it will also be coming with Full HD video recording.
We're disappointed, though to be honest not surprised, to hear that it'll only be Android Gingerbread and not Ice Cream Sandwich running the show on the OS front. That does at least suggest that we're not looking at months before the Nozomi hits the big time. Or we bloody hope not, anyway.
One last thing – a quick trip to Wikipedia confirms Nozomi as meaning “wish” or “hope” in Japanese. Now isn't that nice?
Via GSM Arena