Sony Mobile adds to its Xperia NXT series the new Xperia P that sits between the Xperia S and Xperia U. Basically, you can consider the P as the mid-range version of the Xperia S, but instead of plastic body the Xperia P gets a full full aluminum unibody design. Sony’s new smartphone is powered by a STE NOVATHOR U8500 dual-core 1GHz processor with 1GB of RAM and comes with 16GB onboard storage.
While the Xperia S gets a 4.3-inch 1280×720 Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA, the Xperia P features a 4-inch 960×540 Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA and Sony WhiteMagic technology for an ultra-bright and power efficient viewing experience. The screen is protected by mineral glass with scratch-resistant, shatter proof sheet. The phone sports a 8 Megapixel camera with Exmor R for mobile CMOS sensor, LED flash, fast capture, Full HD video recording and 3D Sweep Panorama; and a VGA front-facing camera. The device (as well as Xperia S and Xperia U) includes “transparent element”, a band that encircles the base of the phone and also integrates invisible antenna components. The transparent band illuminates when receiving calls, texts and notification.
Sony’s Xperia P supports Bluetooth, GPS/AGPS, WiFi with mobile hotspot functionality as well as NFC. There is also HDMI support for bringing content from phone to bigger screen and DLNA for wireless media streaming. It also includes the unique SmartDock that offers simple connectivity to multiple screens, turning the smartphone into an entertainment hub for the living room. There is also xLoud sound enhancement technology. Like the Xperia S, the P has embedded battery, meaning users will not able to change the battery themselves.
Sony Xperia P comes loaded with Android 2.3 with future upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It will be released in silver, black and red. It supports quad-band GSM/EDGE and quad-band HSPA networks.