February 27, 2012

MWC 2012: Sony Mobile Communications unveiled the Sony Xperia U

Sony Mobile Communications at MWC 2012 in Barcelona, Spain announced 2 new addition to their very young Android portfolio. These two smartphones are named the Xperia U and the Xperia P as you can see in the photo above. The Xperia S was first announced back in CES 2012. Sony's Xperia line of devices might follow a signature design, with that very noticeable and very sexy glass cut at the bottom part, but these devices are actually different from each other (a bit). In this post we will be focusing our attention to the smallest of the Xperia NXT line, the Xperia U which may be the smallest but is almost at par with the other Xperias. The Xperia U is scheduled to be launched globally by Q2 of this year.

Sony Xperia U specs:

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
    • TimeScape UI
  • 3.5" Sony Reality Display (854x480) touchscreen display
    • 280 ppi
    • Mobile Bravia Engine
  • 1GHz STE  U8500 dual-core processor
    • D8500 GPU
  • 512MB RAM
  • Memory
    • Internal: 4GB
    • External:  Up to 32GB via microSD card
  • Camera
    • Rear: 5MP
      • Auto Focus
      • LED Flash 
      • 3D Sweep panorama
      • 720p video recording @ 30fps 
        • video light
    • Front: VGA
  • Connectivity
    • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
    • Bluetooth 2.1
    • GPS with A-GPS
    • DLNA
    • FM Radio with RDS
  • Sensor
    • Accelerometer
    • Proximity Sensor
    • Digital Compass
  • Interface
    • 3.5mm headset jack
    • microUSB 2.0
  • Battery
    • 1320 mAh

 Press Release:

Xperia NXT series – a connected entertainment experience

Incorporating the best of Sony technology and premium entertainment, the Xperia NXT series is a cornerstone of Sony’s connected experience. With easy connectivity, consumers can enjoy and share content on whichever screen best suits them, whether it’s their smartphone, TV, laptop or tablet.

With the next generation of smartphone design from Sony, the Xperia NXT series has a look that is instantly recognisable. These smartphones have intriguing design features including the “transparent element”, a band that encircles the base of the phone and also integrates invisible antenna components. The transparent element illuminates when receiving calls, texts and notifications.

The new User Interface (UI) follows the same design principles and enhances the Android™ experience – offering rich applications and content with a simple and clean look. A new album, video player and music player will deliver compelling entertainment experiences and the new UI design also allows consumers to access their favourite application direct from the lock-screen.

Xperia P and Xperia U boast Reality Display powered by Mobile BRAVIA® Engine for razor-sharp clarity, along with fast capture to take the camera from sleep to snap in little over a second with a single key press. Both smartphones come with powerful 1 GHz dual-core processors for super fast performance.

As with Xperia S, Xperia P and Xperia U connect consumers to premium entertainment experiences with access to the Sony Entertainment Network*. Out of the box, consumers can watch the latest Hollywood blockbusters on Video Unlimited or listen to millions and millions of songs** through Music Unlimited.

Xperia U – powerful Sony entertainment in a stylish and compact design

Xperia U combines powerful Sony entertainment in a stylish and compact design that consumers can personalise inside and out. With xLoud™ and Sony 3D surround sound audio technology integrated into the music player, consumers will enjoy a crisp and loud sound experience. 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.

Consumers listening to music on their Xperia U can also enjoy improved sound quality with the stylish new Smart Headset for Android smartphones, which features SmartKey – a dedicated application launch key that consumers press once to launch a favourite app.



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