Sony Announces New Xperia Tablets and Phones
This is a big one as I’m combining two press releases into one. Sony is proud to announce today the introduction of three new Xperia phones and a new Xperia Tablet S, all of which are Android based. The three phones are the Xperia T which has a 4.6” screen, the Xperia V which has a 4.3” screen and the Xperia J which has a 4” screen. The tablet has a 9.4” screen with an Nvida Tegra 3 quad core CPU in it. There’s too much to list here in the intro, so I’ve picked a bit of info from both press releases for you to read to learn more about all of the new Sony Xperia products..
Xperia T key features:
- 4.6" HD Reality Display powered by the Mobile BRAVIA(R) 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(TM) 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(TM) 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
Sony announced today the launch of the Xperia Tablet S, a thin and light device packed with original applications and Sony exclusive features. The new device joins Sony’s smartphones under the Xperia sub-brand. The Xperia brand delivers mobile experiences that enhance user enjoyment through design and network services. By introducing a tablet under the Xperia brand, Sony offers users a consistent experience between the immediate convenience of an Xperia Smartphone and an immersive entertainment experience of an Xperia Tablet. Common user experience across the devices further enhances overall usability and intuitiveness. Combining optimally designed hardware and software, Xperia Tablet provides consumers with a compelling way to play, watch, listen, share, discover and connect.
Building on the popularity of the universal remote control feature in the previous model, the Xperia Tablet S has enhanced this feature by adding macro functionality, allowing the ability to turn on multiple devices of most brands, including TV, Blu-ray Disc™ player and audio system, with the touch of one button. Consumers can easily program sequenced commands such as "Watch TV" or Play Music" and perform the sequences with one tap on the screen.
To further enhance the living room experience, Sony will offer a new app called Watch Now, which enriches the TV watching experience. Watch Now provides an interactive, visual program guide fueled by personal preference and real-time trends from users’ social media feeds. TV fans can use the app to discover new shows based on intelligent recommendations from the app, change the channel with a flick of the finger and share their thoughts on what they are watching via Twitter™, Facebook® and Get Glue. The Sony exclusive app will be available for download for the Xperia Tablet S in the US from Google Play™ at launch.
Xperia Tablet S key features:
- Slim new aluminium body and splash-proof design - 9.4" HD display with OptiContrast(TM) Panel with low-friction coating - NVIDIA(R) Tegra(R) 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