Sony Mobile Communications Introduces Two New Xperia Smartphones

Mobile World Congress, BARCELONA, Spain, February 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

Sony Mobile Communications today unveiled the latest additions to its Xperia™ NXT series – next generation smartphones from Sony, the new Xperia P and Xperia U. In addition, Xperia S, the ultimate HD smartphone, is now shipping to markets across the globe, with first sales in the Sony Style store in Barcelona during Mobile World Congress.  Xperia P and Xperia U will be available to consumers globally in the second quarter of this year.

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 a 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.

Key features for Xperia P

  • 4″ Reality Display with powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine.
  • WhiteMagic™ display technology for an ultra-bright and power efficient viewing experience.
  • 1 GHz dual-core processor for super fast performance with 16GB flash storage.
  • 8MP camera with unique fast capture, HD recording and Sony technology to capture 2D and 3D panoramic images.
  • Easy HDMI and DLNA connectivity to share content on any screen.
  • NFC (Near Field Communications) enabled to access a growing range of NFC applications and services as well as Xperia SmartTags.
  • Available in a choice of silver, black and red, all with an aluminium unibody.
  • Launches on Android platform 2.3 (Gingerbread), upgrade to Android platform 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) during the second quarter of 2012.

Key features for Xperia U

  • 3.5″ 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 a choice of white or black, with pink and yellow exchangeable caps 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.

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