Sony Mobile launches Xperia P, U and Sola Smartphones in India

Posted on May 24, 2012 by Nikhil P Naik

Sony Mobile Communications has officially launched the Xperia NXT smartphones – Xperia U, Xperia P, and Xperia Sola in India at an event in Bangalore earlier today. These smartphones were earlier shown to the public during the launch of Sony Xperia S last month. The retailing process of Xperia U and Xperia Sola have already begun while Xperia P will be made available in the last week of this month.

 

Specifications:

Sony Xperia U:

  • Dimensions: 112 x 54 x 12 mm
  • Weight:  110 g
  • Display: 3.5” Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine, 854 x 480 pixels, 16 million colours, scratch-resistant mineral glass
  • Camera: 5 megapixel, auto focus, 720p HD video recording, front-facing VGA camera, 2D and 3D Sweep Panorama, LED flash
  • Multimedia: xLoud, 3D surround sound, Music player, Video player, Photo Gallery, FM radio, TrackID
  • Platform /performance: Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), dual core 1 GHz processor
  • Memory: 8 GB (up to 4 GB user-accessible memory) plus 50GB cloud space FREE for life
  • Connectivity: 3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA), aGPS, Bluetooth (A2DP), DLNA Certified, Wi-Fi, USB Host
  • Colour Available: Black, White (with caps in Pink & Yellow)

 

Sony Xperia P:

  • Dimensions: 122 x 59.5 x 10.5 mm
  • Weight:  120 g
  • Display: 4.0” Reality Display with Sony’s WhiteMagic technology, Mobile BRAVIA Engine, 960 x 540 pixels (qHD), 16 million colours, scratch-resistant mineral glass
  • Camera: 8 megapixel, auto focus, full 1080p HD video recording, Exmor R for mobile. Image sensor, front camera (VGA), 2D and 3D Sweep Panorama, LED flash
  • Multimedia: Clear audio, xLoud, 3D surround, Sound, Music player, Video player, Photo Gallery, FM radio, TrackID
  • Platform /performance: Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), dual core 1 GHz processor, fast charging
  • Memory: 16 GB (up to 13 GB user-accessible memory) plus 50GB cloud space FREE for life
  • Connectivity: 3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA), aGPS, Bluetooth, HDMI, DLNA Certified, NFC, Wi-Fi, USB Host
  • Colour Available: Black, Silver & Red

 

Sony Xperia Sola:

  • Dimensions: 116 x 59 x 9.9 mm
  • Weight: 110g
  • Display: 3.7” Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine, 854 x 480 pixels, 16,000,000 colour TFT, Scratch-resistant glass
  • Camera: 5 megapixel, auto focus, 720p HD video recording, 2D and 3D Sweep Panorama, LED flash
  • Multimedia: 3D Album, Accelerated Adobe Flash Video, Media browser, Motion gaming, Radio (FM radio with RDS), Video streaming, YouTube
  • Platform /performance: Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) with 1GHz dual core processor for fast performance
  • Memory: 8 GB internal storage (up to 5 GB user-accessible memory), microSD memory card slot (supporting up to 32GB) plus 50GB cloud space FREE for life
  • Connectivity : 3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA), aGPS, Bluetooth wireless technology, DLNA Certified, Micro USB support, Media Go, Media Transfer Protocol support, Modem, Native USB tethering, NFC, PC Companion, Synchronisation via Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync, USB High speed 2.0 support, USB Host
  • Colour Available: Black, White, Red

 

Here is highlight some of the amazing features present in Xperia NXT smartphones:

Sony Xperia P is a sibling to the Xperia S. It comes with the White Magic Technology which enhances the glow of the screen in the bright sunlight helping you to view the phone screen. It has got a sophisticated hardware with advanced algorithms that helps the display become twice as bright and up to twice as power efficient. It comes with a price tag of Rs. 25,799 making it the higher end model of the Xperia NXT range.

 

Sony Xperia Sola is the first ever smartphone by Sony that features a floating touch display. The floating touch technology allows the user to browse the internet by just hovering the fingers over the screen without having the need to actually touch the display and the device recognises the gestures hence translating it into action. Sony Xperia Sola currently costs Rs. 20,449.

 

Sony Xperia U is probably made for females. What makes me say this? The caps at the base of the phone are interchangable. The white Xperia U comes with white and yellow caps, whilst the black model has got the black and pink caps. Another feature that makes it attractive is the illuminating notification bar. The image below might help you understand better. It changes the colour depending on the content that is being shown on screen be it a photo, music or web page i.e., if an image filled with greenery is being displayed on the screen, the notification bar turns green. Quite cool, isn’t it? Xperia Sola will cost Rs. 17,399.

 

 

Sony Xperia “X” Factors:

Mobile Bravia Engine: The images are displayed with the same vividness and sharpness as seen on the Sony Bravia TV’s.

EXmor Technology: Better Imaging and Camera technology that is more or less similar to that of Sony Digital Cameras.

XLoud: Enahnces volume output of the phone and acts like a mini Music System.

BOX: 50GB of free storage space on the cloud.

According to the reports, the ICS updates for Xperia NXT smartphones is expected to roll out soon, althought there is no official word yet.

Sony Mobile Communications has partnered with Tata DOCOMO as a result of which users will be benefitted with free 3GB data for three months for the 3G customers. The Tata DOCOMO 2G customers will not be left stranded as even they get toenjoy 3GB data for three months plus 300 minutes of free talk time which will be application for Tata to Tata calls.

It was nice to be at the launch event and watch the proceedings live. Thanks to Amrita Menachery @ BM.

About Nikhil P Naik

Nikhil Naik has finished his graduation in the field of IT and is currently mastering in Business Analytics and Information Systems. He also loves watching cricket, listening to music and aspires to be a Data Scientist. Twitter Handle - @buzz_nikhil.

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