May 5th, 2011

Sony Ericsson has officially unveiled the new generation of Xperia Mini devices. Namely the ones codenamed Mango and Smultron that are slight upgrades to the Xperia X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro. From the looks of things the branding will be similar to what the predecessors had but will, of course, drop the X10 tag. They’re still smallish Androids, but pack a very nice punch for the small packages they’re in.

A 1GHz processor will help users fly around Android 2.3 and Sony Ericsson’s revamped custom UIs. These will also be able to record HD video. Truly a nice sounding phone for those who don’t want to give up their smaller devices for sheer power – now you can have the best of both worlds! The Mini will be available in four colors this August, while the Mini Pro – the one with the hardware QWERTY keyboard (but identical otherwise) – has only been given a window of June. [via Sony Ericsson]