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Sony Mobile Communications Introduces Xperia P and Xperia U - Smartphones for Connected Entertainment Experiences

 

February 26, 2012 --

Mobile World Congress, BARCELONA, Spain, February 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Xperia P and Xperia U join Xperia S in the Xperia NXT series - next generation smartphones from Sony
  • Xperia P delivers outstanding screen brightness using Sony "WhiteMagic" display technology
  • Xperia U packs powerful Sony entertainment in a stylish and compact design

Sony Mobile Communications today unveiled the latest additions to its Xperia™ NXT series - next generation smartphones from Sony, the new Xperia P and Xperia U. In addition, Xperia S, the ultimate HD smartphone, is now shipping to markets across the globe, with first sales in the Sony Style store in Barcelona during Mobile World Congress. Xperia P and Xperia U will be available to consumers globally in the second quarter of this 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. With easy connectivity, consumers can enjoy and share content on whichever screen best suits them, whether it's their smartphone, TV, laptop or tablet.

With the next generation of smartphone design from Sony, the Xperia NXT series has a look that is instantly recognisable. These smartphones have intriguing design features including the "transparent element", a band that encircles the base of the phone and also integrates invisible antenna components. The transparent element illuminates when receiving calls, texts and notifications.

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

Xperia P - ultra-bright viewing experience

With a full aluminium unibody design, Xperia P debuts WhiteMagic™ display technology from Sony for the first time 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 with 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 to access 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.
  • Launches on Android platform 2.3 (Gingerbread), 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 will 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 launch 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.

*Sony Entertainment Network services are subject to availabilityby region, please see http://www.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com for more details.

**The number of available songs varies by region.

"Sony", "BRAVIA" and "Sony Entertainment Network" are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sony Corporation. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About Sony Mobile Communications

Sony Mobile Communications is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation, a leading global innovator of audio, video, game, communications, key device and information technology products for both the consumer and professional markets. Through its Xperia™ smartphone portfolio, Sony Mobile Communications delivers the best of Sony technology, premium content and services, and easy connectivity to Sony's world of networked entertainment experiences. For more information: http://www.sonymobile.com

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(TM) 2.3 (Gingerbread), upgradeable to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Camera 3D Sweep Panorama(TM) 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(TM) for mobile image sensor Sweep Panorama(TM) Sweep Multi Angle(TM) Touch capture Touch focus Video light Video recording Music 3D surround sound Album art Bluetooth(TM) stereo (A2DP) Clear bass Clear stereo Music Player PlayNow(TM) service SensMe(TM) TrackID(TM) music recognition xLoud(TM) Internet Android Market(TM) Bookmarks Google(TM) search Google Voice(TM) Search Google Maps(TM) for Mobile with Street view and Latitude(TM) NeoReader(TM) barcode scanner Web browser (WebKit(TM)) Communication Call list Conference calls Facebook(TM) application Facebook inside Xperia(TM) Google Talk(TM) application Noise suppression Xperia(TM) Timescape(TM) Speakerphone Twitter(TM) (Timescape(TM) integration) Video chat ready Messaging Conversations Email Google Mail(TM) 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(TM) technology Screenshot capturing Mobile BRAVIA(R) 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(TM) Organiser Airplane mode Alarm clock Calculator Calendar Contacts Document readers eCompass(TM) E-Manual Notes Setup guide Stopwatch Connectivity 3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA) aGPS Bluetooth(TM) wireless technology DLNA Certified(R) HDMI support Media Transfer Protocol support Micro USB support Native USB tethering NFC PC Companion Synchronisation via Microsoft(R) Exchange ActiveSync(R) USB High speed 2.0 support USB host USB Mass Storage Wi-Fi(R) Wi-Fi(R) hotspot functionality Wisepilot(TM) turn-by-turn navigation All services mentioned in this leaflet may not be available in every market. Display 4" Reality Display with Sony WhiteMagic(TM) 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 6 hrs* Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 470 hrs* Talk time UMTS: Up to 5 hrs* Standby time UMTS: Up to 475 hrs* Music listening time: Up to 80 hrs Video playback time: Up to 4 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(TM) P, embedded battery, clear audio certified stereo headset, fast charger, micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer, and user documentation



Xperia U specifications All services mentioned in this list may not be available in every market. Black Colour White Size: 112 x 54 x 12 mm Weight: 110 grams 1 GHz STE U8500 dual core-processor Google Android(TM) 2.3 (Gingerbread), upgradeable Facts to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) 3D Sweep panorama(TM) 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(TM) Video light Camera Video recording Album art Bluetooth(TM) stereo (A2DP) Clear bass Clear stereo Manual equalizer Music Player PlayNow(TM) service SensMe(TM) TrackID(TM) music recognition Music xLoud(TM) Android Market(TM) Bookmarks Google(TM) search Google Voice(TM) Search Google Maps(TM) for Mobile with Street view and Latitude(TM) NeoReader(TM) barcode scanner Internet Web browser (WebKit(TM)) Call list Conference calls Facebook(TM) application Facebook inside Xperia(TM) Google Talk(TM) application Noise suppression Xperia(TM) Timescape(TM) Speakerphone Twitter(TM) (Timescape(TM) integration) Communication Video chat ready Conversations Email Google Mail(TM) Instant messaging Multimedia messaging (MMS) Predictive text input Sound recorder Text messaging (SMS) Gesture input Messaging Voice input Auto rotation Keyboard (on-screen, QWERTY) Picture wallpaper Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA(R) Engine Screenshot capturing Touch screen Live Wallpaper Design Contains post consumer recycled plastic and waterborne paint Media browser Radio (FM radio with RDS) Sony Entertainment Network Video streaming Entertainment YouTube(TM) Alarm clock Calculator Calendar Airplane mode 3D Album Infinite button Contacts Setup guide Stopwatch Organiser Timer 3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA) aGPS Bluetooth(TM) wireless technology DLNA Certified(R) Media Transfer Protocol support Micro USB support Modem Native USB tethering Media Go(TM) Synchronisation via Microsoft(R) Exchange ActiveSync(R) USB High speed 2.0 support USB mass storage USB Host Wi-Fi(R) Wi-Fi(R) Hotspot functionality Wisepilot(TM) turn-by-turn navigation Connectivity All services mentioned in this leaflet may not be available in every market. 3.5" Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA(R) Engine 854 x 480 pixels 16,000,000 colour TFT Display Anti-reflection coating on scratch-resistant mineral glass 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 Memory user-accessible memory) 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) Networks GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 Talk time GSM: Up to 6 hrs 36 min* Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 260 hrs* Talk time UMTS: Up to 5 hrs 36 min* Standby time UMTS: Up to 472 hrs* Music listening time: Up to 45 hrs Video playback time: Up to 6 hrs Battery life 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, and phone usage. Xperia(TM) U, battery, exchangeable caps, stereo headset, charger, micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer, and user In the kit documentation



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