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Sony Announces Xperia P and U at MWC


Sony (non-Ericsson) has just finished its MWC press event, announcing two devices, the Sony Xperia P and the Sony Xperia U. We must say that we are starting to become very pleased with the Changes that Sony is implementing after taking charge of the situation.

These may not be quad-core phones, but they look like solid dual-core devices. And they are said to hit the streets during quarter 2 of this year, which is not far from now.

Sony Xperia P

The Xperia P is probably the highlight of Sony’s MWC announcements. This good-looking device has an aluminum unibody, which should give it a very solid and sturdy feel. Packed inside, we have a dual-core processor, Android 2.3 Gingerbread (we are sure it will get Android 4.0), a 4-inch “White Magic” display, an 8 MP camera, NFC and HDMI connectivity.

Sony Xperia U

This one is not too much of a surprise. It is a dual-core device with Android 2.3 (should get Android 4.0, as well), a 3.5-inch Reality Display and, according to Sony, over 6 hours of talk-time battery life.

As you can see, this is a little guy aimed at those that are not digging the larger smartphones.

Wrap Up

These may not be the quad-core powerhouses you have been dreaming of for months. But they are solid devices with specs good enough for much of the general consumer pool. Not to mention that Sony is revamping the phones with awesome aesthetics and some better specs.

Stay tuned for more details about these phones. We will post the press release as soon as we get it, as well as our hands-on posts.

[Via Engadget 1, 2]

Continue reading on the Sony Xperia P forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.

Continue reading on the Sony Xperia U forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.




  • jaime deleon

    samsung

  • HalfwayCrook

    Samsung announced the Sony xperia p? Kewl ;)

  • ttajjioui

    Headline says Samsung. It should say Sony.

  • Dimos Galatakis

    SONY not Samsung :) silly typos!!

  • ElementsPT

    You might want to fix the title. It was Sony and not Samsung who announced those phones.

    Anyway, my perverted mind just made me giggle at the Xperia P´s “4-inch “White Magic” display” :D

  • chuckles87

    so samsung is making sony phones now?

  • BryanMacKenzie

    … So I think they designed the Xperia S and then realized they screwed up because it cant be put in a dock with hdmi/usb on opposite sides… so they fixed the problem for the P and the ion… Sigh.. will probably buy the s to replace my nexus (screen cracked after 1 month) but was kinda in love with the 3pin easy docking on the nexus…

    • BryanMacKenzie

      if only the s didnt have the annoying flappy covers on the usb.. could live with just having a charging dock for desk and car..

  • Josh W

    new joint venture between samsung and sony? playstation games on super amoled plus hd displays would be nice

  • Dominic Chapman

    Good old Samsung helping a rival company bro in need out XD But seriously change the title lol

  • Edgar Cervantes

    LOL. Sorry for that typo, guys. It is a crazy day here. 

    • HalfwayCrook

      You better be! How dare you make me read a wrong title.

    • André Pudiesi

      A trick to put thousands to read the news… or point the typo. ;-)

  • mercado79

    So does that added bezel / chin at the bottom actually do anything other than make it bigger and provide for space for the experia series name? Looks odd to me.

  • MrSpoiler15

    Don’t like the bottom part of the phone.  Unnecessary and just makes the phone longer.