Sony brings out two more NXT phones, the Xperia P and Xperia U

We showed you the 4.3-inch Sony Xperia S early this year which is Sony’s flaghship model for their NXT series. Curious about this NXT series? It’s what Sony calls their next-gen smartphones featuring a common design element: a transparent strip at the base of the phone that lights up in different colors depending on what you’re doing.

After the Sony Xperia S, two more NXT phones were introduced, the mid-range Xperia P and the entry-level Xperia U. Curious about the difference between these two new phones? Good, let’s talk about it.

Sony Xperia P

The Sony Xperia P is the little brother of the Xperia S with it’s 4-inch screen display and 1GHz dual-core processor. What’s unique about this phone is that it’s the first device that will have Sony’s WhiteMagic display technology that provides the brightest viewing experience wherever you are any time of the day. I think it’s similar to LG’s NOVA display found on the LG Optimus Black and LG Prada 3.0.

The Xperia P will also have an exclusive SmartDock which offers simple connectivity to multiple screens, turning the smartphone into an entertainment hub. What you do is connect this dock (with the phone docked of course) into your TV via HDMI and use a remote to control your phone. The phone powers the SmartDock which in turn makes your TV a Smart TV. Browse the web, update Facebook, plug a USB drive filled with videos, use a wireless keyboard and mouse, it’s really an amazing accessory that should be available to all premium smartphones.

Rounding up the feature list of the Xperia P is an 8-megapixel camera, NFC, 16GB internal storage, HDMI port and runs on Android 2.3 but can be upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Sony Xperia P Specs:

  • 4” Reality Display with powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine
  • WhiteMagic™ display technology for an ultra-bright and power efficient viewing experience
  • 1 GHz dual-core processor for super fast performance with 16GB flash storage
  • 8MP camera with unique fast capture, HD recording and Sony technology to capture 2D and 3D panoramic images
  • Easy HDMI and DLNA connectivity to share content on any screen
  • NFC (Near Field Communications) enabled to access a growing range of NFC applications and services as well as Xperia SmartTags
  • Available in a choice of silver, black and red, all with an aluminium unibody
  • Launches on Android platform 2.3 (Gingerbread), upgrade to Android platform 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) during the second quarter of 2012

Sony Xperia U

Moving on is the smaller Sony Xperia U. It has a 3.5-inch display (without WhiteMagic) and is geared more for music lovers out there. It features  xLoud™ and Sony 3D surround sound audio technology integrated into the music player, so you can enjoy loud yet crisp audio from it. To make things cute, the transparent strip on the Xperia U illuminates to match the colour of photos viewed in the gallery or the album art of music tracks currently playing.

The Xperia U also has a 1 GHz dual-core processor, Gingerbread 2.3 OS, 512MB RAM and a 5-megapixel camera.

Sony Xperia U Specs:

  • 3.5” Reality Display powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine
  • 1 GHz dual-core processor for super fast performance
  • 5MP camera with unique fast capture, HD recording and Sony technology to capture 2D and 3D panoramic images
  • xLoud and 3D surround sound audio technology
  • Available in a choice of white or black, with pink and yellow exchangeable caps for the base of the smartphone in the box
  • Launches on Android platform 2.3 (Gingerbread), upgrade to Android platform 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) during the second quarter of 2012

The big question now aside from pricing and availability is, what does P and U here stands for? Hmmm.


4 Comments

  1. di din alam ni John.. hahahaha.. :) they didn’t get the memo..

  2. Griswold /

    Somehow i’m not digging the extra space at the bottom. It keeps the phone from becoming more compact. the smartdock sounds really neat though!

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