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Sony Announces New Lineup – Three Xperia Phones and One Xperia Tablet

Today, Sony made a big splash at IFA with the announcement of four new devices for their Xperia holiday lineup. There are three new smartphones and the first ever Xperia tablet. In terms of specs, the Xperia T takes the cake with a monstrous 4.6″ HD “Reality” display, 13MP camera, 1.5″GHz dual-core processor, and is completely PlayStation certified. Following the T, is the Xperia V. It  too offers the same 1.5GHz chip, 13MP camera, and PS-certified gaming. Its only difference is the 4.3″ HD Reality display instead of a 4.6″. 

Following both the T and V, is the Xperia J. The J is a more affordable and mid-range Xperia device. It features a 4.0” FWVGA Display, 5MP backside camera, and comes in at just 9.2mm thick. No word on a processor or 4G LTE connectivity as of yet. Last, but certainly not least, is Sony’s new Xperia S tablet. It has a 9.4″ HD display, is powered by NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3 chip, has a protective splash-proof coating, 64GB of storage, and runs Ice Cream Sandwich. For the full list of specs and release times, check below.

Xperia T:

  • 4.6” HD Reality Display powered by the Mobile BRAVIA® 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™ 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
  • Launching globally over next few weeks
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Xperia V:

  • 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™ 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
  • Launching globally Q4 2012
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Xperia J:

  • 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
  • Launching globally Q4 2012
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Xperia Tablet S:

  • Slim new aluminium body and splash-proof design
  • 9.4” HD display with OptiContrast™ Panel with low-friction coating
  • NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 quad-core processor and Android 4.0.3 operating system
  • Android version 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Various experiences with original applications and Sony’s network services
  • Optimized accessories (sold separately) to enhance experiences in every scene
  • Available from the beginning of September 2012
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Hoping to find one of these new devices in your possession sometime shortly after they are made available? I will say, that Xperia T sounds like a pretty cool phone.

Via: Sony

  • ChrisTraeger1

    If it’s easily unlockable and ever comes to Verizon I think this could be my next phone. I’m impressed.

  • 216monster

    Xperia Play 2 … or Ill upgrade to my OG droid… yes I said upgrade

  • pacnwsoundstream

    I dig these phones. Nice work sony keep the bootloader unlocked, screen controls, bottom connectivity and i say you have a solid hitter.

  • REzCommando4231

    Rounded rectangles.. another iphone copycat. Why can’t android innovate and stop ripping off apple on everything. :P

  • feztheforeigner

    Coolest thing about this to me?

    Water resistance. Can’t wait for that to be widespread!

  • MikeSaver

    Those look pretty soxy.

  • nyc_rock

    ICS? Major, total and complete FAIL!

    • anon

      Yeah just cause it is only 10 mo old. Question is why 4.0.3

  • paul_cus

    Rooting for Sony.

  • stupidllama

    nope, sony gets none of my money, sorry sony, and i realize all of there divisions are not the same but sony is sony, and they get no more of my money

  • gokusimpson

    I’m really intrigued by the design and specs of these phones. Sure, they’re just dual core, but I’m still sitting here with my Droid X. It’s going to be a really interesting Q3 and Q4

  • TheDrunkenClam

    Only dual core on these phones? Meh, that’s last year’s tech. I would like to know the RAM on that tablet though. Probably only 1gb, which is why they didn’t mention it.

  • Daniel Maginnis

    Are these going to be on verizon?

    • paul_cus

      Hope so.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Gulyas/709632554 Daniel Gulyas

    Any comments on if those are on screen buttons? I can’t seem to find that detail anywhere…

    • violator702

      Looks like they are to me.

    • paul_cus

      Yes, on screen buttons.

  • http://www.facebook.com/oldblueeyes182 Joshua Bailey

    Full size SD card in the Tablet S is money.

  • SirSoloDolo

    Sony Playstation Nexus!
    Is what the next generation PS3 should be

    • michael arazan

      If I buy their new phone and tablet, I should get a playstation for free.

  • PhillipCun

    I’m just guessing but these aren’t part of the Nexus program. I’m curious about the camera performance though

    • https://plus.google.com/114483312559013915960/ Timoh

      The new sensors probably won’t be in devices until the end of the year or early next. Atleast tthat’s what i read. I’m interested in the idea of a Sony nexus. Not interested in a Samsung nexus, they had the last 2 and I think everyone can agree they cut a few corners. Still love my gnex but it could have been better.

      • PhillipCun

        I completely agree that Samsung did a great job with the Nexus, but there are a handful of things it doesn’t have that I wish it did. I’m getting tired of these “top tiered” phones always lacking in one area or another. I hate to say it, Apple has done one thing right and it is designing a phone with the best tech out there. That is what I want in my next Android phone.

  • mustbepbs

    Oh god not pinch to zoom. Please for the love of god, not pinch to zoom. What are you doing?!