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Sony Xperia Pepper – What You Need To Know

Just when you thought Sony had enough to be getting on with smartphone-wise, some leaked images of yet another Xperia handset have started doing the rounds on the web.

The Sony Xperia S, U, and P have only just been unveiled, with only the Xperia S currently on sale here in the UK. But it seems that is just not enough for the tech giant.

It looks like a new handset, with the working title of Xperia Pepper, is being readied by Sony for a launch later this year. So what do you need to know about this oddly-named device?

Sony Xperia Pepper leak

We actually first heard about the Xperia Pepper at the start of the year, when Sony’s line-up for 2012 was leaked, showing a number of device set for release this year.

Some of the devices included in the line-up were later unveiled at MWC, but we heard nothing of the Pepper until now.

An online advert showing the Xperia Pepper has started doing the rounds, with some vague details included. The ad appears to show the presence of NFC technology, as Sony’s Smart Tags are included.

The leak also shows an apparent departure from the rest of the Xperia range – there are no semi-transparent buttons, for example, and no squared-off edges.

Sony Xperia Pepper specs

There are no confirmed specs for the Pepper just yet, but a number of reports have hinted at specs that would put it around the middle of the market.

It is expected to have a 1GHz processor, 5MP camera, and a 1320mAh battery. Also expected is a 3.7-inch screen with a 480 x 854 display resolution.

They aren’t the most exciting specs we’ve ever seen, so we won’t be expecting a big price tag when the Pepper, which should have a name-change by then, finally makes an appearance.