Sony Ericsson's Android X3: new pics

Sony Ericsson's Android phone - when will it be real?
Sony Ericsson's Android phone - when will it be real?

Sony Ericsson's long rumoured Android phone, the Xperia X3 / Rachael, has been 'spotted' again in spy pics.

The blurrycam shots on forums don't really give away a lot in terms of how the hardware will look, but if products are leaking out then it means the phone can't be too far from launch.

It is bizarre how a decent camera never appears to be on hand for these pictures, so it's impossible to say whether the pictures are real.

A German site is also showing off pictures of the phone in white, although there's a sense of photo alteration about them, calling the validity into question.

What's that glowing?

The shots show a full touchscreen device with three buttons at the bottom, and some weird UFO-esque LED lights at the bottom.

The Android skin looks pretty similar to that seen on other phones, and the previous hardware specs of an 8MP camera with flash are neither confirmed nor denied.

However, with Motorola upping the ante in the Android game, Sony Ericsson needs to get official pretty quickly if it's to be seen as a major player with Google's OS.

Online retailer Expansys revealed the phone a few months back, but that page has since been removed, meaning those of us yearning to find out whether the Xperia X3 will really have a 4-inch touchscreen and 3D graphics still have very little idea.

Gareth Beavis
Formerly Global Editor in Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.