Sony unveils its Nxt Xperia phones


  • Technology
  • Friday, 16 Mar 2012

WHAT’S up smartphone fans? If you haven’t heard, Sony Mobile Communications has unveiled its latest Xperia NXT smartphones — the S, U and P.

The flagship model is the Xperia S which has a 12-megapixel camera with a special fast capture mode to snap photos in just 1.5 seconds from standby mode.

The camera also features face detection and records video in full HD.

The Xperia S has a large 4.3in HD screen (1,280 x 720-pixels), a speedy 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 32GB of storage.

NFC (near-field communication) technology allows it to share content with other NFC-enabled devices like the Xperia SmartTags accessory.

SmartTag allows users to have different profiles that automatically load, say, when they are at home or work.

The Xperia S is available in black and white.

Moving on, the Xperia P features an attractive aluminum unibody with a 4in display that uses WhiteMagic technology to make the screen viewable under bright sunlight.

It has a 8-megapixel camera that records full HD videos and captures 2D and 3D panoramic images.

It runs on a 1GHz dual-core processor with 16GB of storage. Like the Xperia S, the P is also NFC-enabled and can used with the SmartTags accessory.

The Xperia P comes in black, white and red.

For music lovers, the Xperia U is Sony’s entertainment phone which promises to deliver great sound.

The phone is available in black and white, and users can customise it further with a choice of white, black, yellow and pink exchangeable caps for the base of the phone.

It has a 3.5in display and features xLoud and 3D surround audio technology to improve music playback.

It also has a 1GHz dual-core processor, 4GB of memory, and a 5-megapixel camera that records 720p HD videos and snaps 3D panoramas.

All three smartphones are DLNA-enabled and will be able to share content with devices that support the protocol such as HDTVs.

They run on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and Sony plans to release an upgrade for Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) in the second quarter.

The Xperia S is available from mobile operators such as Maxis, DiGi, Celcom and U Mobile and will be in stores nationwide from March 21 for RM1,899.

Both the Xperia P and U are expected to be released in the second quarter. The prices have yet to be announced. — CHONG JINN XIUNG

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