Two New Android Smartphones from Sony Mobile
Sony Mobile Communications -- the former Sony Ericsson -- has unveiled the latest additions to its Xperia NXT series, the new Xperia P and Xperia U.
In addition, Xperia S, the ultimate HD smartphone, is now shipping to markets across the globe. Xperia P and Xperia U will be available to consumers globally in the second quarter of this year.
Xperia NXT series
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.
Xperia P and Xperia U boast Reality Display powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine, along with fast capture to take the camera from sleep to snap in a little over a second with a single key press. Both smartphones come with 1 GHz dual-core processors.
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.
The phone launches on Android platform 2.3 (Gingerbread), with an upgrade to Android platform 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) during the second quarter of 2012.
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.