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Sony Xperia Tapioca Pictured Again Ahead of Official Unveiling

Sony Xperia Tapioca front

Remember the Sony Xperia Tapioca, a budget Android smartphone that first surfaced back in January? Having successfully managed to keep itself hidden for several months, the handset is now back out in the wild, and it has been pictured again by two separate sources ahead of its official unveiling.

The image above — which was first published by Mobile-Review — shows the front of the Tapioca in all its glory. It doesn’t look too dissimilar to low-budget Android handsets from some of Sony’s rivals — such as the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 or the HTC Wildfire — with a small, black, glossy plastic form factor. What’s interesting is that this handset bears the ‘Sony Ericsson’ moniker, which suggests it has been kicking around for some time.

In the image below — which was first published by Techblog — you can see the handset alongside its sibling, the Sony Xperia S, which really shows just how miniature the Tapioca really is. The handset in this image appears to be a little more recent, with only the ‘Sony’ name above its display.

Xperia Tapioca vs Xperia S

While we know very little about the Tapioca at this point, previous reports have suggested it will feature an 800MHz single-core processor, a 3.2-inch display, 512MB of RAM, a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera, and the Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. But don’t bet on those until Sony makes the Tapioca official.

Are you looking forward to the Xperia Tapioca?

[via TechRadar]


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