A Russian website called Mobile-Review has given a preview of the upcoming Xperia J phone from Sony. The folks at Mobile-Review got their hands on a black and white model which they have shown in images. Other than this color choice, the device also comes in red. Even if these are not the very first photos of the device that surfaced, they do give details about the smartphone from various angles.
The Sony Xperia J joins the other devices in Sony’s lineup of upcoming devices. This includes the Xperia T, Xperia TX, the Tsubasa, and the Xperia. Some of these are aimed at the high-end segment while the rest at mid-range smartphone users.
According to Mobile-Review, the device comes with a 4-inch FWVGA LCD which is said to have narrow viewing angles. Likewise, its brightness is not very impressive and it tends to give off some glare. Colors are also not reproduced well onscreen. It is possible, however, that the people behind the blog had been able to get an earlier model of the device, and Sony had already improved the display. Moreover, they are unconvinced with the performance of the 5-megapixel main camera. Battery life, however, is described as “decent.”
The photos show a rather elegant appearance, with just enough curves to make the phone sleek. The horizontal bezel, however, is rather thick, but there are phones out there with a thicker bezel.
Among the specifications of the Xperia J smartphone are Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, a single-core Qualcomm MSM7627A CPU, and 512 MB of RAM. Furthermore, it is equipped with a 1,700 mAh battery and offers various connectivity options such as 3G, Wi-Fi, as well as Bluetooth. The smartphone could carry a price tag of €150 to 160 in Europe, or around $185 to 200 in the U.S.
It is expected that the Xperia J will be revealed in Berlin, Germany this coming August 29 prior to the opening of IFA.