Sony Mobile Communications just unveiled a new range of Xperia smartphones and its first Xperia tablet at IFA in Berlin.
“This year’s IFA marks an important milestone for Sony and Sony Mobile Communications. Xperia smartphones are at the heart of Sony’s mobile strategy of delivering a consistent user experience across devices, enabling consumers to easily and quickly access the world of entertainment that Sony delivers,” announced Sony Mobile President and CEO Kunimasa Suzuki in a press release.
The Xperia Tablet S is set to release Sept. 7, and the Xperia T will also launch globally over the next few weeks, where as the Xperia V and Xperia J will launch globally in Q4 2012. Pricing details are not available at this time.
Check out the devices below.
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Xperia T (link):
The Xperia T, which is a global smartphone called “TX” in some markets, features a 4.6-inch HD Reality display, a 13-megapixel camera with 1080p video, a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSMS8960 processor, Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich and NFC capabilities. The handset will sell in black, silver or white and upgrade to Jelly Bean soon after launch, but it ships with PlayStation certification so users can take advantage of the PlayStation Mobile Store that should debut sometime this year.
Xperia V (link):
The V smartphone notably features LTE. It further sports a 4.3-inch HD Reality Display, 13-megapixel camera, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, Ice Cream Sandwich, NFC, PlayStation certification, and a resistance to dust and water with submersion capabilities up to 1 meter deep for 30 minutes. Sony promises another Jelly Bean upgrade, and it said the Xperia V would come in black, pink, or white.
Xperia J (link):
This smartphone, which Sony touted as “affordable,” boasts a single-core 1GHz processor, Ice Cream Sandwich, a 5-megapixel camera, and a 9.2-mm thickness. It will ship in black, gold, white, or pink flavors.
Xperia Tablet S (link):
This tablet offers a slim aluminum body with a splash-proof design, a 9.4-inch HD display, NVidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor and Android 4.0.3. It will also come with a universal remote control app for controlling a TV or cable box and the WatchNow app for making television a more social experience. The app provides a program guide, content recommendations, and the ability to share via popular social networks.
Get the full press release below.
New Xperia smartphone series with Sony’s best HD experiences deliver next step in connected entertainment
29 August 2012 Xperia T and Xperia V combine Sony’s best HD experiences, easy connectivity with ‘One-touch’ sharing enabled by NFC and award-winning arc design Sony’s media applications introduce a consistent user experience across Sony devices including the new Xperia Tablet S Xperia J makes stylish smartphone design affordable with a standout screen size 29 August, 2012 – Berlin, Germany – Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) today announced a new range of Xperia™ smartphones, along with the first Xperia Tablet from Sony Corporation at the consumer electronics show IFA. Featuring in the upcoming James Bond cinema release Skyfall, Xperia T (also coming in a variant known as Xperia TX for some specific markets) is the new global flagship model, providing Sony’s best HD smartphone screen, camera and easy ‘One-touch’ functions enabled by NFC (Near Field Communications). Xperia V shares many of the same great features with Xperia T, but is also LTE enabled for superfast network performance and comes with the highest level of water resistance in smartphone. Xperia J has eye-catching design with a stand-out screen size for consumers looking to combine great style with affordability. Xperia Tablet S brings Xperia to the world of tablet for the first time. Xperia T will launch globally over the next few weeks. Xperia V and Xperia J will launch globally in calendar Q4 2012. “This year’s IFA marks an important milestone for Sony and Sony Mobile Communications. Xperia smartphones are at the heart of Sony’s mobile strategy of delivering a consistent user experience across devices, enabling consumers to easily and quickly access the world of entertainment that Sony delivers,” commented Kunimasa Suzuki, President and CEO of Sony Mobile Communications.
Xperia smartphones: best of Sony’s technology and design Xperia T and Xperia V combine Sony’s best screen, camera and connectivity to provide consumers with the best HD experience with which to enjoy content on any screen, any time. Xperia T, Xperia V and Xperia J build on the same design language first introduced by the award-winning* Xperia arc and Xperia arc S – combining a slim form factor with an emphasis on the display for excellent viewing. More entertainment with Sony’s media applications and Music Unlimited Sony’s media applications (“WALKMAN®”, Album and Movies) combine the best of Sony’s technologies and connect consumers to a variety of entertainment services. They form an integral part of the UI on Xperia smartphones, tablets and VAIO PCs to deliver a consistent and superior entertainment experience.
Through the “WALKMAN” application, consumers can easily enjoy Sony’s recommended sound in ultimate clarity and presence across the entire spectrum of sound by just activating Sony’s ClearAudio+ mode***. A wide variety of music can be accessed from this application, including consumer’s music stored in their PCs, a list of songs “liked” by a consumer’s Facebook friends and millions of songs through Music Unlimited. The Album application combines an intuitive user interface that enables consumers to view, sort, and share pictures with an ability to consolidate photos posted on social media such as Facebook. Consumers can enjoy video content in high picture and sound quality through the Movies application. It also provides movies synopsis from the rich database of Gracenote. Furthermore, with Album and Movies applications, consumers can remotely enjoy their photos and movie content stored in their home digital media servers.
Xperia smartphones shipping from September until the end of the year will come with a free 60 day trial of Sony Entertainment Network’s** cloud-based digital streaming music service Music Unlimited giving consumers the opportunity to subscribe directly from their Xperia and enjoy access to millions and millions of tracks.
‘One-touch’ functions for content sharing Sony is putting NFC at the heart of content sharing through its ‘One-touch’ function, taking NFC beyond the traditional uses such as eticketing and payments. Now, consumers can easily and instantaneously enjoy their music and photos across an array of NFC enabled Sony devices, by simply touching one to another to establish a wireless connection without a cumbersome pairing process. For example, Xperia T and Xperia V users can stream music wirelessly with ‘One-touch’ to the new Sony SRS-BTV5 NFC enabled speaker, also announced today at IFA.
Xperia T key features:
4.6” HD Reality Display powered by the Mobile BRAVIA® Engine for razor sharp clarity 13MP fast capture camera that goes from sleep mode to snap in just over a second Full 1080p HD video recording capabilities and a 720p HD front camera for the highest quality content Easy connectivity with ‘One-touch’ function enabled by NFC PlayStation™ Certified Latest generation 1.5GHz dual core processor for improved battery life, fast performance and ultra sharp graphics Android version 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Will be upgraded to Android version 4.1 (Jelly Bean) following launch. Detailed timing to follow MHL connectivity for viewing content on a big screen without the need for a charger Use Xperia TV Dock with MHL to HDMI converter and charging connector to enjoy photos and videos on an HDMI enabled TV In some markets Xperia T will be known as Xperia TX Available in Black, Silver and White colours Xperia V key features:
4.3” HD Reality Display powered by the Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 for razor sharp clarity 13 MP fast capture camera with full HD video recording. Latest generation 1.5GHz dual core processor for improved battery life, fast performance and ultra sharp graphics LTE for the fastest data download speeds (in markets where technology is available) Easy connectivity with One-touch ‘One-touch’ enabled by NFC Clear audio+ for the highest level of sound quality PlayStation™ Certified Android version 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Will be upgraded to Android version 4.1 (Jelly Bean) following launch. Detailed timing to follow Highest levels of dust and water resistance in a smartphone (IP55/57+) ensure protection from the effects of immersion up to 1m for 30 minutes MHL connectivity for viewing content on a big screen without the need for a charger Available in Black, Pink and White colours Xperia J key features:
9.2mm slim stylish design Large 4.0” FWVGA Display Social media updates with illumination 5MP AF camera Front chat camera Available in Black, Gold, White and Pink colours Xperia Tablet S key features:
Slim new aluminium body and splash-proof design 9.4” HD display with OptiContrast™ Panel with low-friction coating NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 quad-core processor and Android 4.0.3 operating system Various experiences with original applications and Sony’s network services Optimized accessories (sold separately) to enhance experiences in every scene For more information, images and videos please visit: www.sonymobile.com/pressreleases
* Xperia arc S and Xperia arc are winners of the EISA (European Imaging and Sound Association) award for European Camera Phone 2011-2012. Xperia arc is also the winner of the prestigious red dot Product Design Award 2011 ** Sony Entertainment Network services are subject to availability by region, please see www.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com for more details. *** Clear Audio+ mode is introduced on Xperia V. +IP55/57 Rating = Protected against dust-limited to ingress (no harmful deposits) and the effects of immersion between 15 cm and 1 m for 30 minutes