Sony announced the Xperia S, Xperia P and Xperia U smartphones to their new NXT series. Each phone provides a unique transparent band that encircles the base which illuminates when receiving calls, texts and notifications, while functionally integrating the antenna components.
The NXT series smartphones offer an enhanced Android experience with a simple and clean look. A new album, video player and music player deliver compelling entertainment experiences and the new UI design also allows consumers to access their favorite application direct from the lock-screen. With easy connectivity, consumers can enjoy and share content on whichever screen best suits them, whether it’s their smartphone, TV, laptop or tablet.
The flagship and largest model is the Xperia S with a 4.3-inch (1280 x 720) screen and powerful 1.5GHz dual-core processor for faster performance. Its 12-megapixel camera takes pictures in just 1.5 seconds from standby, or it can record HD video from the front (720p) and back (1080p) cameras. Xperia S is also NFC (near field communication) enabled to allow consumers to share content with each other as well as enjoying an increasing number of NFC applications and services.
The Xperia P and Xperia U smartphones each offer the same 1 GHz dual-core processor with smaller screens and lower camera resolutions. All models include Sony’s Reality Display powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine for razor-sharp clarity, along with fast capture to take the camera from sleep to snap in a little over a second with a single key press.
As with Xperia S, Xperia P and Xperia U connect consumers to premium entertainment experiences with access to the Sony Entertainment Network. Out of the box, consumers can watch the latest Hollywood blockbusters on Video Unlimited or listen to millions and millions of songs through Music Unlimited.
With a full aluminium unibody design, Xperia P debuts WhiteMagic display technology from Sony for the first time on a smartphone. WhiteMagic technology delivers the brightest viewing experience; whether at the beach or on the ski slopes. Smart power efficiency automatically adjusts the brightness of the screen to the surroundings to conserve battery life.
The new SmartDock, exclusively for Xperia P, offers simple connectivity to multiple screens, turning the smartphone into an entertainment hub for the living room. Using a TV remote control consumers can easily navigate their smartphone’s media content to watch their HD videos, the latest movies or favourite TV shows on the big screen. With USB support in the SmartDock, they can also use a wireless keyboard and mouse to write emails, browse and post on Facebook or watch videos from YouTube on their TV.
The smallest phone, Xperia U combines powerful Sony entertainment in a stylish and compact design that consumers can personalize inside and out. With xLoud and Sony 3D surround sound audio technology integrated into the music player, consumers will enjoy a crisp and loud sound experience. They can also stream music from their Xperia U to wireless speakers with a touch using DLNA.
In Xperia U the transparent element illuminates to match the color of photos viewed in the gallery or the album art of music tracks currently playing. Xperia U can also be personalized with exchangeable caps and themes to reflect consumers’ personality and mood.
Consumers listening to music on their Xperia U can also enjoy improved sound quality with the stylish new Smart Headset for Android smartphones, which features SmartKey — a dedicated application launch key that consumers press once to launch a favourite app.
Price and Availability
Coming Q2 2012, pricing TBD.
|Xperia S||Xperia P||Xperia U|
|Processor||1.5 GHz Qualcomm MSM8260 dual-core||1 GHz STE U8500 dual-core processor||1 GHz STE U8500 dual-core processor|
|Camera (front)||1.3MP (720p)||VGA||VGA|
|HD Video Recording||1080p||1080p||720p|
|Size||128 x 64 x 10.6mm||122 x 59.5 x 10.5mm||112 x 54 x 12mm|
|MSRP||check price||check price||check price|
|Available||Q2 2012||Q2 2012||Q2 2012|