Someone out there has a Sony ST21i (codenamed Tapioca) in his or her possession, and thankfully has decided to run a benchmark on the yet-unannounced device. The ST21i Tapioca‘s existence was first uncovered last week, when the upcoming smartphone was also the star of a quick photo shoot. Back then, we also got word of some rumored specs for the Tapioca: an 800 MHz processor, 512 MB of RAM, a 3.2-inch 320×480 touchscreen, and a 3 MP camera. It was supposedly going to launch running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Because the NenaMark benchmark publishes its results online, we now know that most of those specs have been confirmed. While the benchmark doesn’t reveal everything about the ST21i, the processor speed, touchscreen resolution, and Android version have been confirmed. The processor has also been revealed to be made by Qualcomm, with an Adreno 200 GPU.
The Tapioca looks like it will be the lowest-end smartphone in Sony’s portfolio for the remainder of this year, and as such it should be pretty cheap in order to sell well. Don’t forget that Tapioca is just a codename – the device will almost certainly end up being named either Xperia + a letter (like the Xperia S, Xperia U, and Xperia P), or Xperia + a different brand (such as the Xperia Sola, Xperia Arc, and so on). We’ll see.
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