Images allegedly showing the upcoming Sony Xperia SP mobile phone have been published online ahead of a possible Mobile World Congress (MWC) launch.
German site Android Hilfe shared the photographs, and the device looks very similar to the Japanese manufacturer's flagship Xperia Z handset.
This high-end device was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) sporting impressive specifications, but the SP is likely to target a mid-range market.
Rumours suggest that the handset will feature a powerful 1.7 GHZ dual-core processor alongside Android Jelly Bean, so performance should be impressive.
However, the touchscreen is set to have a lower pixel density than the Xperia Z, meaning photographs, games and movies will not look as sharp.
As downloading multimedia from the Google play virtual storefront becomes increasingly popular, more gadget lovers are seeking extra space to store data.
Speculation suggests that Xperia SP owners will be able to take advantage of removable memory, perhaps in the form of a microSD card.
Posted by Peter Robinson