February 27, 2012

MWC 2012: The Sony Xperia P

Just for the record, that is not the Xperia S. Although it looks very a like this is actually the newly announced Sony Xperia P which is a smaller version of the Xperia S. The difference between the two, aside from the size, is the choice of material and of course a bit on the inside. Both the Xperia U and the Xperia P are made with aluminum. But as a whole, the 3 smartphones follow the same design aesthetics. Like the Xperia U, the Xperia P will be launched sometime in the Q2 of 2012. Head over the break for the device's specs.

Sony Xperia P specs:

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
    • TimeScape UI
  • 4" Sony Reality Display qHD (960x540) touchscreen display
    • 275 ppi
    • Mobile Bravia Engine
  • 1GHz STE U8500 dual-core processor
    • DB8500 GPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • Memory
    • Internal: 16GB
    • External: N/A
  • Camera
    • Rear: 8MP
      • Auto Focus
      • LED Flash
      • 3D Sweep Panorama
      • 1080p HD 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
    • Gyroscope
  • Interface
    • 3.5mm headset jack
    • microUSB 2.0
  • Battery
    • 1305 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 P – ultra-bright viewing experience

With a full aluminium unibody design, Xperia P debuts WhiteMagic™ display technology from Sony for the first time on a smartphone. WhiteMagic technology delivers the brightest viewing experience; whether at the beach or on the ski slopes. Smart power efficiency automatically adjusts the brightness of the screen to the surroundings to conserve battery life.

The new SmartDock, exclusively for Xperia P, offers simple connectivity to multiple screens, turning the smartphone into an entertainment hub for the living room. Using a TV remote control, consumers can easily navigate their smartphone’s media content to watch their HD videos, the latest movies or favourite TV shows on the big screen. With USB support in the SmartDock, they can also use a wireless keyboard and mouse to write emails, browse and post on Facebook or watch videos from YouTube on their TV.



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