Sony Ericsson P5i Paris is actually P200? NOT!
Seriously, where do they get these things? I mean, really, UAF Profiles aren’t the easiest things to find on manufacturer’s web sites, you know.
Anyway, that’s not what this post is supposed to be about. This post is supposed to be about how the Sony Ericsson P5i, which practically every technology news journalist out there has been fond to call “Paris” since its first leaked photos came out on the ‘net, is actually called the Sony Ericsson P200, according to SE itself.
The info didn’t really come from SE, or at least not in the form of an official press release, but it came directly from them – from their web site, specifically.
Pictured here is the Sony Ericsson P5i and to its left is a screenshot of the UAF profile from its web site. Curiously, though, the model number indicated in the UAF profile is P200, instead of P5i. So I guess that’s what we should be calling this handset from now on… right?
If you paid attention in a previous post where I detailed Sony Ericsson’s new naming system for phones, you’d know immediately that a handset called P200 should be a candybar (ends with 0), not a slider, which the Sony Ericsson P5i is. And actually, the model number P5i fits the part very nicely, since model numbers ending in 5 mean the phone has a slider form factor, according to SE’s new naming system.
Also, the UAF profile where this P200 model number came from says that its camera is only a 2 megapixel one. And isn’t the Paris supposed to have a 5 megapixel camera? See screenshot (1600×1200 is the resolution of 2 megapixel camera photos):
I think I’ve made myself clear. And with that, gentlemen, I rest my case.
Update: Thanks to Bider’s comment, we now know that another 5 megapixel toting SE phone, the G900, also has a max MMS resolution of 1600×1200, which means that it probably has no relation to the megapixel count on the phones themselves after all.
But regardless of which, the SE model naming scheme still stands. And that gives us reason to believe that if a P200 phone from SE ever comes out, it will be a candy bar. My apologies for causing some of you confusion.