Sony made it to the headlines by announcing few devices, including Xperia T, Xperia V and Xperia J at IFA 2012 trade show in Germany. Along with Sony, Samsung also announced some interesting devices including Galaxy Note 2 and the world’s first Windows Phone 8 handset, the ATIV S. Sony didn’t explicitly say anything about the phones that were headed towards U.S., however, now we have somewhat clear picture about the same. Sony’s new international flagship, the Xperia T, has finally made an appearance on a promotional photo bearing AT&T’s globe logo.
Xperia T is a premium model from the new Xperia range of handsets. It features pretty decent specs, including a large 4.55 inch LCD HD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. Xperia T will be booting Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) out of the box, but according to the company, it will be getting Android 4.1 Jelly Bean upgrade at some point in the near future. All the new smartphone devices from Sony come with Timescape UI overlay on Android, and Xperia T is no different. Xperia T will be coming with Timescape UI in order to deliver a distinctive nice experience.
Talking of the hardware under the screen, Xperia T isn’t all that bad in this department. It is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual core Qualcomm Krait MSM8260-A CPU along with 1 gig of RAM. The device comes with 16 gig of on board memory, which can be expanded up to 32 gig with the help of microSD slot. The device is from the house of Sony, world’s leading digital camera maker, so keeping our expectation high in the imaging department would be reasonable enough, and seems like Sony won’t disappoint us either. The Japanese technology giant has given the Xperia T a heavy 13 megapixel autofocus camera. The camera features 16x digital zoom, LED flash and the capability to shoot video at 1080p HD quality @ 30fps. A 1.3 megapixel camera does its job on the front and can be used for video chatting and is capable of recording HD video at 720p @ 30fps.
In the connectivity department, Xperia T follows the standard and offers features such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi along with Wi-Fi Hotspot and 3G. There’s a microUSB port which will support USB on-the-go, which means you can read a flash drive (pen drive) using the mobile while on the move.
Design wise, it follows the design cues that most of the 2012 Xperia devices are following. Measuring at 129.4 x 67.3 x 9.4mm, it weighs a modest 139 gm, which is quite light for a handset of its size. Sony has given Xperia T a practically powerful 1,850mAh battery which should last for about 7 hours of talk-time and 450 hours of standby on 3G. Additionally, the handset supports Near Field Communication (NFC), A-GPS and Google apps. Overall, the device is pretty decent. What are your thoughts on Xperia T? How much would you pay for it? Let us know using the comment form below.