Feb 262012

At what it described its first Sony press conference, Sony Mobile today unveiled the Sony Xperia P (codenamed LT22i Nypon) and Xperia U, its first Sony smartphones and part of the NXT series with the now shipping Xperia S.

Sony Xperia PSony Xperia P:

  • Processor: 1GHz dual-core U8500
  • Operating system: Google Android 2.3 (upgradeable to 4.0)
  • Connectivity: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and quad-band UMTS/HSPA
  • Other connectivity: A-GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, DLNA, NFC
  • Display: 4-inch qHD (540×960) WhiteMagic
  • Input: Capacitive touchscreen
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Storage: 16GB onboard
  • Rear-facing camera: 8MP with LED flash and 1080p video capture
  • Front-facing camera: VGA
  • Connectors: 3.5mm audio jack, micro-USB
  • Dimensions / weight: 122 x 59.5 x 10.5 millimeters / 120 grams
  • Other: Aluminium unibody

Sony’s WhiteMagic displays add a 4th white sub-pixel to the usual red, green, and blue ones. It promises a brighter and more efficient display.

Like the previously announced Xperia S, it will support NFC tags.

Sony Xperia USony Xperia U:

  • Processor: 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm
  • Operating system: Google Android 2.3 (upgradeable to 4.0)
  • Display: 3.5-inch FWGA (854×480) TFT
  • Input: Capacitive touchscreen
  • Rear-facing camera: 5MP AF with LED flash
  • Front-facing camera: None
  • Dimensions / weight: 112 x 54 x 12 millimeters / 110 grams
  • Other: Exchangeable base caps, 3D surround sound
  • Both the the Xperia P and Xperia U will be available in mid-Q2. Sony also promised to increase its marketing efforts to support these new Xperia smartphones. Specific details about availability in Canada were not provided.
  • Sony also announced that the LTE-enabled Sony Xperia ion will launch in markets outside of the US in the summer.


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