Sony Ericsson has had its fair share of troubles this past year, but it looks like the company is about to rebound come next year, even ahead of its move to killing off the Ericsson part of its brand name. Details of an upcoming model called the LT28at have leaked courtesy of the Bluetooth SIG and it looks like Sony Ericsson is planning to launch at least one seriously high-end handset next year.

Sony Ericsson has had its fair share of troubles this past year, but it looks like the company is about to rebound come next year, even ahead of its move to killing off the Ericsson part of its brand name. Details of an upcoming model called the LT28at have leaked courtesy of the Bluetooth SIG and it looks like Sony Ericsson is planning to launch at least one seriously high-end handset next year.

The expected spec of what will be an as yet un-named Xperia handset targeted for AT&T in the US includes a 4.55-inch Reality display with 1280×720 pixel resolution, LTE, a 13Megapixel backside illuminated camera sensor and a 720p front facing camera for video calls. Other features include 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, although only 2.1 + EDR and strangely enough support for the Chinese TD-SCDMA standard.

According to the Xperiablog we can expect to see a 1.5GHz dual core processor of unknown origin. The Xperiablog also managed to track down a few photos snapped in what appears to be San Francisco by the LT28at and although they’re not at full resolution, they’ll give you a good idea of the kind of quality you can expect from the 13Megapixel BSI camera. Hopefully there will be a non US version of the LT28at and there’s really no reason as to why Sony Ericsson wouldn’t have a version with similar spec without LTE. The Xperiablog is expecting the LT28at to be unveiled at CES, so we’ll just have to wait and see what will happen in a few weeks’ time.

In related news, Sony Ericsson has announced that it’ll be rolling out its Android 4.0 updates for this year’s Xperia handsets from late March next year with some models getting the updates a bit later in April or May. Full details can be found on the Sony Ericsson product blog.

Source: Bluetooth SIG