After wowing us with the Xperia S, Sony has completed the range with two more handsets, the Xperia P and Xperia U. In a bid to make their mark since dropping the Ericsson name, Sony has delivered some impressive handsets making them stand amongst the big boys with their heads held high.
The super powerful Xperia S had everyone talking and now these mid and lower range versions complete the line-up giving everyone a chance to try out the new Sony devices. This new line of phones is part of the Xperia NXT line that allows users to seamlessly integrate the phones with Sony’s other entertainment offerings such as the Sony Entertainment Network.
The Xperia U is the compact handset of the bunch with the same striking design of the Xperia S with this more modest version being made of plastic rather than aluminum. The smaller 3.5-inch screen has a decent resolution for a budget offering and includes the Mobile Bravia Engine and Sony’s Reality Display.
The handset has a dual-core processor, 5-megapixel camera and a VGA front facing camera for video calling. The phone will initially be sold with Android 2.3 OS on board although Sony promises an update to Gingerbread soon.
The mid-range offering from Sony is the Xperia P and this handset sports the consistent block design of the range as well as the aluminum unibody design seen on the Xperia S. The 4-inch Reality Display also includes the Mobile Bravia Engine for enhanced sharpness and colour saturation. The 8-megapixel camera has the Sony Exmore R image sensor on board for less image noise in low light conditions and there is a front facing VGA camera.
The handset has 16GB of internal memory, there is no microSD card slot though and the phone has a dual-core processor and NFC will be built-in.
Both of these phones are expected to go on sale in the UK later this year, and it shows that Sony is wasting no time in stepping out on its own to deliver phones to market.