Sony’s got a new phone on the way and it’s closer than you’d think. A press render has slipped out of an upcoming new Xperia phone codenamed the MT27i Pepper. It’s apparently aimed at a mid-range market and doesn’t look half-bad to boot.
According to rumour, it’ll pack a 1GHz dual-core chip; a 3.7-inch 480×854 screen; NFC, and a five-megapixel shooter on the back. Considering Sony’s on the right track with the Xperia S, I’m pretty excited to see what else it’s got up its sleeve. Let’s just hope this one comes packing Ice Cream Sandwich out-of-the-box. [Pocket Now via TechRadar]