Sony Xperia Pepper MT27i shows up in an official image
We first saw the Sony Xperia Pepper MT27i back in January, and we hoped that it would be officially unveiled at MWC 2012 in February. That didn’t happen, as Sony has announced only the Xperia P and Xperia U in Barcelona. But the Pepper should be introduced pretty soon, too, as an official image of it has appeared somewhere in China.
As seen in January, the Sony Pepper MT27i doesn’t look too different from the new Xperias mentioned above. But it lacks that transparent antenna at the bottom, so its design is a more traditional one.
The Pepper will feature NFC, to play nice with Sony’s Xperia Tags. Its other features will reportedly include: a 3.7 inch FWVGA (854 x 480) display, 1GHz dual-core processor, and a 5MP rear camera with LED flash and 720p video recording. The handset’s exact dimensions are not known. It should be a bit bigger than the 3.5 inch Xperia U anyway.
For the moment, we don’t know which version of Android the Sony Xperia Pepper MT27i will run at launch. The four other Xperias announced since Sony Ericsson became Sony are all running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, with promised ICS updates for later rhis year. It remains to be seen if the Pepper will have the same fate, OS-wise.