Sony Ericsson’s 13MP super smartphone could be called the “Xperia Ion”

Sony Ericsson is working on a super smartphone, that’s no secret. What is still a secret – apart from the final specifications – is the name of the device. If this recently discovered trademark filing made by Sony Ericsson in the US on December 13 is anything to go by, then the new device could very possible be called the “Xperia Ion”

The device that we’re referring to is right now only known as the LT28at, and judging by the preliminary specs this will be the Android to look out for come 2012.

The LT28at is said to have a large 4.55-inch HD Reality Display with 1280×720 resolution. Other unconfirmed specs include a speedy dual-core 1.5GHz processor. The main highlight of the LT28at is the massive 13MP camera that features a back-lit Exmor R sensor. On top of that, the front facing camera is said to be capable of doing 720p videos.

Unfortunately at the moment, the LT28at is targeted for the US market with LTE capabilities. However, there are indications that a GSM version will also be built – we’re keeping our fingers crossed for that one.

In any case, the LT28at and the Nozomi is expected to be revealed sometime next month and we might be able to be among the first to secure a hands-on of both devices. No promises though.

Whatever it is, we’re keeping a close eye on what Sony Ericsson has in store for January 2012 and, as always, will keep you updated, so keep it locked on.