As well as today’s announcement of the Xperia P, Sony has also reveled a third new Xperia Android model for 2012, in the smaller form factor of the Xperia U. It uses the exact same design stylings at the larger Xperia S and new Xperia P, only this time shrinking it down further to house a 3.5″ Reality Display.
Processing is handled by a 1GHz dual-core chipset, with the Xperia U arriving with Android 2.3 onboard as its OS – and Sony once again promising that an upgrade to Android 4.0 will arrive shortly after launch.
And that’s all of Sony’s big new telephones for 2012. Here’s a little chunk of Sony marketing material on the Xperia U. The official Sony mobile site for the Xperia U is already online here with the Xperia P spec sheet here.
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.
3.5” Reality Display powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine
1 GHz dual-core processor
5MP camera with fast capture and HD recording
xLoud and 3D surround sound audio technology
Launches on Android platform 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Will be upgraded to Android platform 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) during Q2 2012