Sony Mobile Communications Introduces Xperia P and Xperia U Smartphones

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Xperia P and Xperia U Join Xperia S in the Xperia NXT Series

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PRESS RELEASE:

Dubai-UAE: 28 February 2012  – Sony Mobile Communications today unveiled the latest next generation smartphones from 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, and registered its first sales in the Sony Style store in Barcelona on the sidelines of the Mobile World Congress. Xperia P and Xperia U will be available to consumers globally in the second quarter of the 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. Consumers can now enjoy and share content on a screen that best suits them – on the smartphone, TV, laptop or tablet.

Featuring the next generation smartphone design from Sony, the Xperia NXT series sports a look that is instantly recognisable. The smartphones’ intriguing design includes a ‘transparent element’, a band that encircles the base of the phone and integrates invisible antenna components. The transparent element illuminates when receiving calls, texts and notifications.

 

The new User Interface (UI) follows the same design principle and enhances the Android™ experience – offering rich applications and content with a simple and clean look. The innovative album, video and music player functionalities deliver compelling entertainment experiences. The UI design also allows consumers to access their favourite application directly 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 mode 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 through the Sony Entertainment Network*. Consumers can watch the latest Hollywood blockbusters on Video Unlimited or listen to millions and millions of songs** through Music Unlimited.

 

Xperia Pultra-bright viewing experience   

With a full aluminium unibody design, Xperia P debuts WhiteMagic™ display technology from Sony 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.

 

Key features for Xperia P

  • 4” Reality Display 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 offering access to 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.
  • Operates on Android platform 2.3 (Gingerbread), with upgrade to Android platform 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) during the second quarter of 2012.

 

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 can 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 key that consumers press once to launch a favourite app.

 

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.

 

- ENDS –

 

Appendix:

Xperia P specifications

 

All services mentioned in this list may not be available in every market.
Colour Silver

Black

Red

Facts Size: 122 x 59.5 x 10.5 mm

Weight: 120 grams

1 GHz STE U8500 dual-core processor

Google Android™ 2.3 (Gingerbread), upgradeable to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

Camera 3D Sweep Panorama™

8 MP camera

8x digital zoom

Auto focus

Face detection

Flash/Photo flash

Flash/Photo light

Front-facing camera (VGA)

Geotagging

HD video recording (1080p)

Image stabiliser

Red-eye reduction

Scene recognition

Self-timer

Smile detection

Sony Exmor R™ for mobile image sensor

Sweep Panorama™

Sweep Multi Angle™

Touch capture

Touch focus

Video light

Video recording

Music 3D surround sound

Album art

Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)

Clear bass

Clear stereo

Music Player

PlayNow™ service

SensMe™

TrackID™ music recognition

xLoud™

Internet Android Market™

Bookmarks

Google™ search

Google Voice™ Search

Google Maps™ for Mobile with Street view and Latitude™

NeoReader™ barcode scanner

Web browser (WebKit™)

Communication

 

Call list

Conference calls

Facebook™ application

Facebook inside Xperia™

Google Talk™ application

Noise suppression

Xperia™ Timescape™

Speakerphone

Twitter™ (Timescape™ integration)

Video chat ready

Messaging

 

Conversations

Email

Google Mail™

Instant messaging

Multimedia messaging (MMS)

Predictive text input

Sound recorder

Text messaging (SMS)

Design

 

Auto rotation

Gesture input

Keyboard (on-screen, QWERTY)

Live Wallpaper

Reality Display with Sony WhiteMagic™ technology

Screenshot capturing

Mobile BRAVIA® Engine

Touch screen

Contains post consumer recycled plastic and waterborne paint

Entertainment

 

 

 

 

3D Album

Accelerated Adobe Flash Video

Media browser

Motion gaming

Radio (FM radio with RDS)

Send to web

Sony Entertainment Network

TV launcher

Video streaming

YouTube™

Organiser

 

Airplane mode

Alarm clock

Calculator

Calendar

Contacts

Document readers

eCompass™

e-Manual

Notes

Setup guide

Stopwatch

Tasks

Timer

Connectivity

 

3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA)

aGPS

Bluetooth™ wireless technology

DLNA Certified®

HDMI support

Media Transfer Protocol support

Micro USB support

Native USB tethering

NFC

PC Companion

Synchronisation via Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®

USB High speed 2.0 support

USB host

USB Mass Storage

Wi-Fi®

Wi-Fi® hotspot functionality

Wisepilot™ turn-by-turn navigation

 

All services mentioned in this leaflet may not be available in every market.

Display

 

4” Reality Display with Sony WhiteMagic™ technology

960 x 540 pixels (qHD)

16,000,000 colour TFT

Hard coated shatter proof sheet on scratch-resistant mineral glass

Memory Internal phone storage: 16 GB (up to 13 GB user-accessible memory)
Networks UMTS HSPA 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I)

GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900

Battery life Talk time GSM: Up to Six hrs*

Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 470 hrs*

 

Talk time UMTS: Up to Five hrs*

Standby time UMTS: Up to 475 hrs*

 

Music listening time: Up to 80 hrs

Video playback time: Up to Four hrs

 

Battery: 1305 mAh typical, 1265 mAh minimum

 

*Values are according to GSM Association Battery Life Measurement Technique.  Battery performance may vary depending on network conditions and configurations, and phone usage.

In the kit Xperia™ P, embedded battery, clear audio certified stereo headset, fast charger, micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer, and user documentation, smart tags,car charger and a screen protector

 

Xperia U specifications

 

All services mentioned in this list may not be available in every market.
Colour Black

White

Facts Size: 112 x 54 x 12 mm

Weight: 110 grams

1 GHz STE U8500 dual core-processor

Google Android™ 2.3 (Gingerbread), upgradeable to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

Camera 3D Sweep panorama™

5 megapixel camera

16x digital zoom

Auto focus

Face detection

Flash/Photo flash

Flash/Photo light

Front-facing camera (VGA)

Geotagging

HD video recording (720p)

Red-eye reduction

Self-timer

Send to web

Sweep Multi Angle

Sweep panorama™

Video light

Video recording

Music Album art

Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)

Clear bass

Clear stereo

Manual equalizer

Music Player

PlayNow™ service

SensMe™

TrackID™ music recognition

xLoud™

Internet Android Market™

Bookmarks

Google™ search

Google Voice™ Search

Google Maps™ for Mobile with Street view and Latitude™

NeoReader™ barcode scanner

Web browser (WebKit™)

Communication

 

Call list

Conference calls

Facebook™ application

Facebook inside Xperia™

Google Talk™ application

Noise suppression

Xperia™ Timescape™

Speakerphone

Twitter™ (Timescape™ integration)

Video chat ready

Messaging

 

Conversations

Email

Google Mail™

Instant messaging

Multimedia messaging (MMS)

Predictive text input

Sound recorder

Text messaging (SMS)

Gesture input

Voice input

Design

 

Auto rotation

Keyboard (on-screen, QWERTY)

Picture wallpaper

Reality Display with

Mobile BRAVIA® Engine

Screenshot capturing

Touch screen

Live Wallpaper

Contains post consumer recycled plastic and waterborne paint

Entertainment

 

 

 

 

Media browser

Radio (FM radio with RDS)

Sony Entertainment Network

Video streaming

YouTube™

Organiser

 

Alarm clock

Calculator

Calendar

Airplane mode

3D Album

Infinite button

Contacts

Setup guide

Stopwatch

Timer

Connectivity

 

3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA)

aGPS

Bluetooth™ wireless technology

DLNA Certified®

Media Transfer Protocol support

Micro USB support

Modem

Native USB tethering

Media Go™

Synchronisation via Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®

USB High speed 2.0 support

USB mass storage

USB Host

Wi-Fi®

Wi-Fi® Hotspot functionality

Wisepilot™ turn-by-turn navigation

 

All services mentioned in this leaflet may not be available in every market.

Display

 

3.5” Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine

854 x 480 pixels

16,000,000 colour TFT

Anti-reflection coating on scratch-resistant mineral glass

Memory RAM (for active apps and OS services): 512 MB

System memory (for Android firmware): 2 GB

Phone memory (for downl. apps and apps data): 2 GB

Internal storage (for photos, music, videos and downl. apps): 4 GB
Internal phone storage: 8 GB (up to 6 GB user-accessible memory)

Networks UMTS HSPA 850 (Band V), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I)

GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900

 

UMTS HSPA 900 (Band VIII), 2100 (Band I)

GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900

Battery life Talk time GSM: Up to Six hrs 36 min*

Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 260 hrs*

 

Talk time UMTS: Up to Five hrs 36 min*

Standby time UMTS: Up to 472 hrs*

 

Music listening time: Up to 45 hrs

Video playback time: Up to Six hrs

 

Battery: 1320 mAh typical, 1290 mAh minimum

 

*Values are according to GSM Association Battery Life Measurement Technique. Battery performance may vary depending on network conditions and configurations, as well as phone usage.

In the kit Xperia™ U, battery, exchangeable caps, stereo headset, charger, micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer, and user documentation

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