Two New Xperias But No Ice Cream Sandwich

  • Use older operating system
  • Xperia P will have NFC capabilities
  • Xperia U comes with Sony 3D surround sound

Sony Mobile has released two new models from its Xperia range – the new Xperia P and Xperia U, but neither will have the latest Android operating system, Ice Cream Sandwich. Instead they will come with the older Gingerbreak OS, but will be upgradeable to Ice Cream Sandwich soon.

With an aluminiumunibody design, Xperia P debuts WhiteMagic display technology, which is said to deliver the brightest viewing experience; whether at the beach or on the ski slopes.

It is also said to have smart power efficiency that automatically adjusts the brightness of the screen to the surroundings to conserve battery life.

The Xperia P is NFC-enabled and comes with two NFC Xperia SmartTags, which users are free to customise to suit.  By touching an NFC-enabled Android smartphone on a SmartTag, a pre-configured profile in the smartphone will launch and the two SmartTags included with Xperia P can be customised with up to 10 commands.  The Xperia P supports NFC pairing, allowing consumers to have connectivity with other NFC smartphones, applications and services by tapping their smartphones together. 

Features for Xperia P:

  • 4-inch Reality Display with powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine.
  • 1 GHz dual-core processor for super fast performance with 16GB flash storage.
  • 8.1 MP camera with unique fast capture, HD recording and Sony technology to capture 2D and 3D panoramic images.
  • HDMI and DLNA connectivity to share content on any screen.
  • Launches on Android platform 2.3 (Gingerbread), upgrade to Android platform 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) during the second quarter of 2012.
  • Over 60 minutes of talk time after only 10 minutes of charging.

The Xperia U comes  with xLoud and Sony 3D surround sound audio technology integrated into the music player, consumers will enjoy a crisp and loud sound experience, claims Sony. They can also stream music from their  Xperia U to wireless speakers with a touch using DLNA. 

In Xperia U the transparent element illuminates to match the colour of photos viewed in the gallery or the album art of music tracks currently playing. Xperia U can also be personalised with exchangeable caps and themes to reflect consumers’ personality and mood.

Features for Xperia U

  • 3.5-inch Reality Display powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine.
  • 1 GHz dual-core processor for super fast performance.
  • 5MP camera with unique fast capture, HD recording and Sony technology to capture 2D and 3D panoramic images.
  • Crisp and loud listening with xLoud and 3D surround sound audio technology.
  • Available in black, with pink cap for the base of the smartphone in the box.
  • Launches on Android platform 2.3 (Gingerbread), upgrade to Android platform 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) during the second quarter of 2012.

Pricing
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