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Sony Mobile Communications Introduces Xperia P and Xperia U Smartphones for Connected Entertainment Experiences

Sony Mobile Communications Introduces Xperia P and Xperia U Smartphones for Connected Entertainment Experiences

Xperia P and Xperia U Join Xperia S in the Xperia NXT Series – Next Generation Smartphones from Sony
Xperia P Delivers Outstanding Screen Brightness Using Sony ‘WhiteMagic’ Display Technology
Xperia U Packs Powerful Sony Entertainment in Stylish and Compact Design

Dubai-UAE: 28 February 2012 – Sony Mobile Communications today unveiled the latest next generation smartphones from its Xperia™ NXT series – the new Xperia P and Xperia U. In addition, Xperia S, the ultimate HD smartphone, is now shipping to markets across the globe, and registered its first sales in the Sony Style store in Barcelona on the sidelines of the Mobile World Congress. Xperia P and Xperia U will be available to consumers globally in the second quarter of the year.

Xperia NXT series – a connected entertainment experience
Incorporating the best of Sony technology and premium entertainment, the Xperia NXT series is a cornerstone of Sony’s connected experience. Consumers can now enjoy and share content on a screen that best suits them – on the smartphone, TV, laptop or tablet.

Featuring the next generation smartphone design from Sony, the Xperia NXT series sports a look that is instantly recognisable. The smartphones’ intriguing design includes a ‘transparent element’, a band that encircles the base of the phone and integrates invisible antenna components. The transparent element illuminates when receiving calls, texts and notifications.

The new User Interface (UI) follows the same design principle and enhances the Android™ experience – offering rich applications and content with a simple and clean look. The innovative album, video and music player functionalities deliver compelling entertainment experiences. The UI design also allows consumers to access their favourite application directly from the lock-screen.

Xperia P and Xperia U boast Reality Display powered by Mobile BRAVIA® Engine for razor-sharp clarity, along with fast capture to take the camera from sleep to snap mode in a little over a second with a single key press. Both smartphones come with powerful 1 GHz dual-core processors for super fast performance.

As with Xperia S, Xperia P and Xperia U connect consumers to premium entertainment experiences through the Sony Entertainment Network*. Consumers can watch the latest Hollywood blockbusters on Video Unlimited or listen to millions and millions of songs** through Music Unlimited.

Xperia P – ultra-bright viewing experience
With a full aluminium unibody design, Xperia P debuts WhiteMagic™ display technology from Sony 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.

Key features for Xperia P
4” Reality Display 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 offering access to 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.
Operates on Android platform 2.3 (Gingerbread), with upgrade to Android platform 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) during the second quarter of 2012.

Xperia U – powerful Sony entertainment in a stylish and compact design
Xperia U combines powerful Sony entertainment in a stylish and compact design that consumers can personalise inside and out. With xLoud™ and Sony 3D surround sound audio technology integrated into the music player, consumers can 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 colour of photos viewed in the gallery or the album art of music tracks currently playing. Xperia U can also be personalised 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 key that consumers press once to launch a favourite app.

Sony Mobile Communications Introduces Xperia P and Xperia U Smartphones for Connected Entertainment Experiences

Key features for Xperia U
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.
Crisp and loud listening with 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.

Xperia P specifications
Colour: Silver, Black, Red

Facts
Size: 122 x 59.5 x 10.5 mm
Weight: 120 grams
1 GHz STE U8500 dual-core processor
Google Android™ 2.3 (Gingerbread), upgradeable to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

Camera
3D Sweep Panorama™
8 MP camera
8x digital zoom
Auto focus
Face detection
Flash/Photo flash
Flash/Photo light
Front-facing camera (VGA)
Geotagging
HD video recording (1080p)
Image stabiliser
Red-eye reduction
Scene recognition
Self-timer
Smile detection
Sony Exmor R™ for mobile image sensor
Sweep Panorama™
Sweep Multi Angle™
Touch capture
Touch focus
Video light
Video recording

Music
3D surround sound
Album art
Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
Clear bass
Clear stereo
Music Player
PlayNow™ service
SensMe™
TrackID™ music recognition
xLoud™

Internet
Android Market™
Bookmarks
Google™ search
Google Voice™ Search
Google Maps™ for Mobile with Street view and Latitude™
NeoReader™ barcode scanner
Web browser (WebKit™)

Communication
Call list
Conference calls
Facebook™ application
Facebook inside Xperia™
Google Talk™ application
Noise suppression
Xperia™ Timescape™
Speakerphone
Twitter™ (Timescape™ integration)
Video chat ready

Messaging
Conversations
Email
Google Mail™
Instant messaging
Multimedia messaging (MMS)
Predictive text input
Sound recorder
Text messaging (SMS)

Design
Auto rotation
Gesture input
Keyboard (on-screen, QWERTY)
Live Wallpaper
Reality Display with Sony WhiteMagic™ technology
Screenshot capturing
Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
Touch screen
Contains post consumer recycled plastic and waterborne paint

Entertainment
3D Album
Accelerated Adobe Flash Video
Media browser
Motion gaming
Radio (FM radio with RDS)
Send to web
Sony Entertainment Network
TV launcher
Video streaming
YouTube™

Organiser
Airplane mode
Alarm clock
Calculator
Calendar
Contacts
Document readers
eCompass™
e-Manual
Notes
Setup guide
Stopwatch
Tasks
Timer

Connectivity
3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA)
aGPS
Bluetooth™ wireless technology
DLNA Certified®
HDMI support
Media Transfer Protocol support
Micro USB support
Native USB tethering
NFC
PC Companion
Synchronisation via Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®
USB High speed 2.0 support
USB host
USB Mass Storage
Wi-Fi®
Wi-Fi® hotspot functionality
Wisepilot™ turn-by-turn navigation

All services mentioned in this leaflet may not be available in every market.

Display
4” Reality Display with Sony WhiteMagic™ technology
960 x 540 pixels (qHD)
16,000,000 colour TFT
Hard coated shatter proof sheet on scratch-resistant mineral glass

Memory
Internal phone storage: 16 GB (up to 13 GB user-accessible memory)

Networks
UMTS HSPA 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I)
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900

Battery life
Talk time GSM: Up to Six hrs*
Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 470 hrs*

Talk time UMTS: Up to Five hrs*
Standby time UMTS: Up to 475 hrs*

Music listening time: Up to 80 hrs
Video playback time: Up to Four hrs

Battery: 1305 mAh typical, 1265 mAh minimum

*Values are according to GSM Association Battery Life Measurement Technique. Battery performance may vary depending on network conditions and configurations, and phone usage.

In the kit
Xperia™ P, embedded battery, clear audio certified stereo headset, fast charger, micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer, and user documentation, smart tags,car charger and a screen protector

Xperia U specifications
Colour: Black, White

Facts
Size: 112 x 54 x 12 mm
Weight: 110 grams
1 GHz STE U8500 dual core-processor
Google Android™ 2.3 (Gingerbread), upgradeable to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

Camera
3D Sweep panorama™
5 megapixel camera
16x digital zoom
Auto focus
Face detection
Flash/Photo flash
Flash/Photo light
Front-facing camera (VGA)
Geotagging
HD video recording (720p)
Red-eye reduction
Self-timer
Send to web
Sweep Multi Angle
Sweep panorama™
Video light
Video recording

Music
Album art
Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
Clear bass
Clear stereo
Manual equalizer
Music Player
PlayNow™ service
SensMe™
TrackID™ music recognition
xLoud™

Internet
Android Market™
Bookmarks
Google™ search
Google Voice™ Search
Google Maps™ for Mobile with Street view and Latitude™
NeoReader™ barcode scanner
Web browser (WebKit™)

Communication
Call list
Conference calls
Facebook™ application
Facebook inside Xperia™
Google Talk™ application
Noise suppression
Xperia™ Timescape™
Speakerphone
Twitter™ (Timescape™ integration)
Video chat ready

Messaging
Conversations
Email
Google Mail™
Instant messaging
Multimedia messaging (MMS)
Predictive text input
Sound recorder
Text messaging (SMS)
Gesture input
Voice input

Design
Auto rotation
Keyboard (on-screen, QWERTY)
Picture wallpaper
Reality Display with
Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
Screenshot capturing
Touch screen
Live Wallpaper
Contains post consumer recycled plastic and waterborne paint

Entertainment
Media browser
Radio (FM radio with RDS)
Sony Entertainment Network
Video streaming
YouTube™

Organiser
Alarm clock
Calculator
Calendar
Airplane mode
3D Album
Infinite button
Contacts
Setup guide
Stopwatch
Timer

Connectivity
3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA)
aGPS
Bluetooth™ wireless technology
DLNA Certified®
Media Transfer Protocol support
Micro USB support
Modem
Native USB tethering
Media Go™
Synchronisation via Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®
USB High speed 2.0 support
USB mass storage
USB Host
Wi-Fi®
Wi-Fi® Hotspot functionality
Wisepilot™ turn-by-turn navigation

All services mentioned in this leaflet may not be available in every market.

Display
3.5” Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
854 x 480 pixels
16,000,000 colour TFT
Anti-reflection coating on scratch-resistant mineral glass

Memory
RAM (for active apps and OS services): 512 MB
System memory (for Android firmware): 2 GB
Phone memory (for downl. apps and apps data): 2 GB
Internal storage (for photos, music, videos and downl. apps): 4 GB

Internal phone storage: 8 GB (up to 6 GB user-accessible memory)

Networks
UMTS HSPA 850 (Band V), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I)
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900

UMTS HSPA 900 (Band VIII), 2100 (Band I)
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900

Battery life
Talk time GSM: Up to Six hrs 36 min*
Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 260 hrs*

Talk time UMTS: Up to Five hrs 36 min*
Standby time UMTS: Up to 472 hrs*

Music listening time: Up to 45 hrs
Video playback time: Up to Six hrs

Battery: 1320 mAh typical, 1290 mAh minimum

*Values are according to GSM Association Battery Life Measurement Technique. Battery performance may vary depending on network conditions and configurations, as well as phone usage.

In the kit
Xperia™ U, battery, exchangeable caps, stereo headset, charger, micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer, and user documentation

About Sony Mobile Communications:
Sony Mobile Communications is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation, a leading global innovator of audio, video, game, communications, key device and information technology products for both the consumer and professional markets. Through its Xperia™ smartphone portfolio, Sony Mobile Communications delivers the best of Sony technology, premium content and services, and easy connectivity to Sony’s world of networked entertainment experiences. For more information: www.sonymobile.com

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