It was only two days ago that we saw the first photos of the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Rachael and now we can already confirm that it is really in the works. What's more we just received a brief video demonstrating the UI of the Android-powered handset.
We got another load of official Sony Ericsson photos of the new XPERIA member. The Rachel is this time dressed in snow-white and it looks a whole lot better this way, we might add.
What is even more exciting is that along with the official shots that have obviously popped up a little prematurely, we also received a short video-demo of the Sony Ericsson Rachael UI.
The original resolution of the video is 852 x 480 pixels, which suggests that this will also be the resolution of the Rachael display. Coming with the sweet 16:9 aspect ratio this is the highest resolution screen we have seen so far on a mobile phone.
It seems that Sony Ericsson have put some extra hard work in customizing the Android UI, adding some nice touches of their own. Messaging and social-network integration is pretty duly covered, as suits a full QWERTY-enabled handset.
In case you need a quick memory refresh of the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Rachael features known so far, here it goes. The phone is based on the Qualcomm QSD8250 Snapdragon platform that provides a 1GHz CPU and dedicated graphics acceleration. The connectivity options of the chipset are also top-notch with Wi-Fi, GPS and 3G with HSDPA all onboard.
The fully-touch operated phone comes complete with an 8-megapixel autofocus camera, a 3.5 mm jack and a standard miniUSB jack. Probably the best part of the Sony Ericsson Rachael is its 4" touchscreen.
Along with the Rachael we also got several official-looking photos of the Sony Ericsson Kiki. However we are still unable to tell you more about it, outside the peculiar design and the extraordinary display.
It is now Sony Ericsson's turn to clear the unknowns by making an official announcement. It cannot be too far away anyway, right?
Special thanks to Novica Josifovski for sending this in.