Sony is getting busy these days in releasing new entry level Android smart phones in the Xperia brand name, and that is a good thing. The company’s effort in getting back a good market share is worth a mention. Sony is now back with the announcement of two new Xperia smart phones, and both of them are entry level Ice Cream Sandwich smart phones, which mean that both of them run on Android’s latest installment, the Android 4.0.
The new devices are the Sony Xperia miro and the Sony Xperia tipo. The Xperia miro is the bigger of the two with a 3.5 inch capacitive touch display with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels, a 5 mega pixel rear facing camera, an 800 MHz processor, VGA front facing camera, 4 GB of internal memory and a microSD card slot.
The Xperia tipo, on the other hand, comes with a smaller 3.2 inch capacitive touch display with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels, an 800 MHz processor, a 3.2 mega pixel rear facing camera, 2.9 GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot. Sony says that both the smart phones are scheduled for third quarter release, but there were no specifics about an American launch. The complete press release of the products is given below.
Sony Mobile unveils Xperia miro and Xperia tipo – stylish, fun and easy to use smartphones
Xperia miro provides deep Facebook integration and Sony’s xLOUD audio technology in a slim and stylish design
Xperia tipo comes in both single and dual SIM version for consumers looking for value and functionality
Both smartphones launch on latest Android™ platform – Ice Cream Sandwich
13 June, London, United Kingdom – Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) today announced two new Xperia™ smartphones, Xperia miro and Xperia tipo. Xperia miro is a slim and stylish smartphone available in a fun range of colours with deep integration of Facebook™ throughout contacts, photo gallery and the music player, plus Sony’s xLOUD™ audio technology for crisp and loud sound. Xperia tipo is designed to be easy to use enabling consumers to get the most from their smartphones – whether browsing the web, sharing pictures or downloading apps. Xperia tipo will also be available in a dual SIM version – Xperia tipodual – so that consumers can switch between tariffs with just one touch to stay on the most cost effective plan. Both smartphones will launch globally in calendar Q3 2012.
“Xperia miro and Xperia tipo are for consumers looking for entertainment experiences and functionality traditionally associated with high-end Android smartphones”, said Calum MacDougall, Director Xperia Marketing at Sony Mobile Communications.” “Xperia miro is for those who want an integrated social media and a great music experience while Xperia tipo is for consumers who want to realise the benefits of a smartphone for the first time as they migrate from a feature phone.”
Xperia miro – the fun social smartphone from Sony
Xperia miro is a slim, stylish smartphone with Facebook social experiences integrated throughout. Users are alerted to new incoming messages and social updates with colourful illuminations, and can easily video chat with friends using the front facing camera. To provide great music entertainment it integrates Sony’s xLOUD audio technology, giving crisp and loud sound. Xperia miro comes pre-installed with Music Unlimited* from Sony Entertainment Network, providing instant access to millions** of music tracks on the move.
Key features for Xperia miro
3.5” display for great browsing and entertainment experiences
Launching on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
5MP camera and brilliant quality video recording at 30fps
Sony’s xLOUD audio technology gives crisp and loud sound
Deep Facebook integration with contacts, gallery and the music player for sharing and discovery
Customisable illuminations for incoming messages and social updates
Front-facing camera for video chat between smartphones, tablets and PCs
Contactless DLNA connectivity to easily view content like photos and videos on a TV, tablet and PC
Powerful battery with >24hrs usage time
Available in black, black/pink, white and white/gold colours
Xperia tipo – the affordable and easy to use smartphone
Xperia tipo offers a simple and easy to use smartphone experience targeting consumers who may be purchasing their first smartphone. With a dedicated set-up guide, a built-in application enabling users to monitor their data usage, excellent battery life and the latest Android platform – Ice Cream Sandwich – consumers can make the most of their smartphone experience.
Key features for Xperia tipo
3.2” scratch-resistant mineral glass display
Launching on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Dedicated set-up guide
Data management solution to identify data usage
Bluetooth and Wi-Fi™ for easy content sharing and web access
Powerful battery, 1500 maH, with >24hrs usage time
Available in red, white, blue and black