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Sony announces two new Android phones, Xperia miro and Xperia tipo

Sony is not yet done with their range of entry-level Xperia line-up with the announcement of two new smartphones, the Xperia miro and Xperia tipo.

Xperia miro

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Sony is toting the miro as their fun social smartphone having a less than 10mm slim form and a stylish design with a deep integration to Facebook. It’s basically the toned down version of the  Sony Xperia U in a smaller body without the transparent strip and having a peculiar reverse chin. It has a 3.5-inch anti-glare screen, Sony’s xLoud audio technology for loud and crisp sound, and a 5-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash. It comes in white or black with a secondary color carved in at the bottom portion.

Xperia miro Features:

  • 3.5 inch anti-reflection coating on mineral glass TFT touchscreen (320 x 480)
  • 800 MHz Qualcomm MSM7225A
  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • 5MP autofocus camera with LED flash, video recording at 30fps
  • Sony’s xLOUD audio technology
  • Deep Facebook integration with contacts, gallery and the music player
  • Customisable illuminations for incoming messages and social updates
  • Front-facing camera
  • DLNA connectivity
  • Powerful battery with >24hrs usage time
  • 113 x 59.4 x 9.9 mm
  • 110g
  • Available in black, black/pink, white and white/gold colours

Xperia tipo

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The Xperia tipo is going to be Sony’s most affordable 2012 Android phone and reminds me of the Samsung Galaxy Y or HTC Wildfire S with its compact and curvy form. It’s an entry level form having a 3.2-inch screen and a 3.2 megapixel camera. It’s designed to be easy to use which should be perfect for consumers transition from a feature phone to an Android smartphone. It will run on the latest Android 4.0 ICS and has an impressive-for-its-size 1500mAh battery.

What’s also interesting to note is that Sony is also introducing their first ever dual-SIM Android phone in this model calling it the Xperia tipodual.

Xperia tipo Features:

  • 3.2″ scratch-resistant mineral glass display (320 x 480)
  • 800 MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon
  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • 3.2MP camera
  • Dedicated set-up guide
  • Data management solution to identify data usage
  • Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for easy content sharing and web access
  • 1500 mAh battery
  • 103 x 57 x 13 mm
  • 99.4g
  • Available in red, white, blue and black

Both of these phones have an 800MHz processor putting them into entry-level country. Don’t expect ultra-smooth performance here but it will come with the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS when it will be launched in Q3 of 2012.

This is just an announcement from Sony so we don’t have a pricing yet but we’ll surely keep you updated as to when these will arrive in the country and for how much.

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  • Neil

    The bump on the old little green logo on back is ugly. Bakit sinama pa nila yun eh Sony Mobile na nga diba. 😛

    • thejorlanb

      baka dati pa planned to..?

      • Neil

        Ang tagal na nun if that’s the case. Another thing is madali lang naman tanggalin ung logo sa design ng phone.

  • Griswold

    I’m wondering about the same thing. Why did they bring back the Sony Ericsson logo? Or is it going to be the logo of Sony Mobile going forward?

  • JmBalicano

    Flagship phones like the S3 and One X are great, but what’s equally exciting is the more powerful specs that are finding themselves in entry level releases. An 800 Mhz CPU used to be the staple of mid rangers like the Galaxy Ace, but are now found in phones like the Galaxy Y, L3, and now these. I’m just buzzed about being able to get a smartphone these days for the price of what used to get you a plain feature phone a few years back.

    • Zo

      ditto. 😀 i love how sony is staying aggressive with all the entry level phones they’re releasing.

      I have a GNex now, but I need a 2nd phone and the miro looks promising 🙂

  • seraphica

    yan na talaga siguro ung logo ng sony mobile.. kumbaga parang pinaikli lang yung sony ericsson.

  • Agnes James

    Tipo, Sony’s first entry-level price category Smartphone under the Xperia brand. Committed to the Cell phone market, Tipo has been designed for selective markets. The Xperia Tipo has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800MHz processor, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system and a 3.2-inch display, 1500mAh battery & many more featured & compared with One of Sony & HTC model at http://howmobile.net/sony-ericsson/2461-sony-xperia-tipo.html. Tipo looks amazing in Blue & Silver, why I am saying this coz I do have the Blue One. I love Sony for its Camera & Sound quality and I believe you guys would also like it for the same.

  • sinned

    xperia tipo dual
    Sana my review kau.

  • SONY fan

    does sony ericsson have a dual sim phone?