Looking to buy a new Android smartphone and can’t decide which one to invest in? There are too many options isn’t it? The Galaxy SII, HTC Sensation XE etc. We suggest you hold on for another week. Sony is all set to launch its latest Dual core Android smartphone – the Sony Xperia U sometime between this week and the next. If rumors are to be believed, the D-Day is 10th May.
Though there is no official news from Sony on the date of the launch, the phone is already up for pre-order on Flipkart.com and Letsbuy.com for Rs 17,399. The smartphone that was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress 2012 along with Xperia P is already creating lot of noise in the mobile industry.
The phone breathes on Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS (though the company has promised to upgrade the same to Android 4.0 in the second quarter of 2012) and is powered by a NovaThor 1 GHz STE U85001GHz dual-core processor. Its gigantic 8.9-cm screen with (3.5-inch) Reality Display is powered by Sony’s patented Mobile BRAVIA engine.
It also features a 5MP camera with 720p HD video recording, VGA front camera and an 8GB built-in storage. However, it is disappointing to know that the Xperia U but has no microSD card slot. The Xperia U also boasts of a sound quality that you will never get enough of with Sony’s xLOUD surround technology. Other features include stereo FM radio, GPS and A-GPS connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with DLNA and hotspot functionality, microUSB 2.0, and 1,320 mAh battery with 260 hours of standby time, 6 hours and 36 minutes of talk-time, and 45 hours of music play.
Apart from fantastic features the phone brags of impressive specifications too! It has ambient illumination of the transparent element design that changes the colour of the phone with the colours of the UI theme, the album art of the song playing, and the selected photo in the gallery.
Well, seeing the features and the price tag the phone definitely seems to be a good deal apart from the flip side of the OS and absence of the microSD slot. What do you think?