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Sony Xperia P and Xperia U Launched at MWC’12

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Sony has launched two new phones at the MWC this year, Xperia U and Xperia P which are the 2nd and 3rd phones (Xperia S being the 1st) after the long joint venture ended between Sony and Ericsson.

Xperia P, Xperia U & Xperia S Specifications

Xperia P Xperia U Xperia S
Display 540 x 960 pixels, 4.0 inches
LED-backlit LCD,  Sony WhiteMagic technology, Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine
480 x 854 pixels, 3.5 inches
LED-backlit LCD, Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine
720 x 1280 pixels (720p HD), 4.3 inches
LED-backlit LCD, Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine, up to 10 Fingers Multitouch.
CPU STE U8500 1GHz Dual Core STE U8500 1GHz Dual Core Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon 1.5GHz Dual Core
GPU DB8500 DB8500 Adreno 220
Android 2.3 Gingerbread 2.3 Gingerbread 2.3 Gingerbread
Storage 16GB Internal 4GB Internal 32GB Internal
Camera 8 MP 1080p@30fps, Front – VGA 5 MP 720p@30fps, Front – VGA 12 MP 1080p@30fps, Front – VGA
Battery 1305mAh 1320mAh 1750mAh

The Xperia P will be featuring a Reality display which Sony is calling the Sony WhiteMagic technology which has a 4th White sub pixel along with RGB (Red Green Blue) which will offer better contrast and greater brightness level.

All the Three devices are running on Android 2.3 which Sony has promised to upgrade to 4.0 later this year hopefully before Android 5.0 releases. These devices will also be supporting Sony’s custom user interface over Android and they are all PlayStation Certified so like the Xperia Play they will have PlayStation store where you can buy and download PlayStation exclusive games on the device.

The new Xperia Line up has a transparent band just below the screen that changes colour, where different colour stands for different functionality.

Sony will be launching various accessories for these devices like the Smart Dock, Smart Watch, Smart Headphones Smart Tags(NFC), etc.


The Xperia S was released last month by Sony at CES’12 and is exclusively available to buy in Barcelona.

The specifications of both Xperia P and Xperia U are very similar and Sony’ plan for the Future are pretty clear, where the Xperia S will be pack leader sony’s premium high end contender for the year or less due to it’s Highest specs in the trio followed by Xperia P and Xperia U.