Sony unveils Xperia T, V and J smartphones

At the IFA technology trade show in Berlin, Sony pulled the wraps off of three new Android smartphones. Called the Xperia T, Xperia V, and Xperia J, each device will range in capabilities, with the T being the top dog and the V and J following behind.

Here's a hands-on view of the Xperia T.
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With a 4.6-inch screen offering HD resolution and a 13-megapixel camera, the Xperia T is definitely meant as Sony's new flagship handset. The phone is also powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, will connect to LTE 4G, and have near-field communication NFC (NFCnear-field communication) technology on-board. At launch, the Xperia T will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but Sony claims an upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is right around the corner.

The Xperia V has a smaller, 4-inch screen.
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The Xperia V will use the same 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, but it hasve a smaller, 4.3-inch display; it will pack a 13-megapixel camera as well. The Xperia V's most intriguing feature, though, is its water-resistant skin. Sony says said that the device can withstand immersion in water;, enough to meet the international IP55 and IP57 protocols for durability. LTE 4G compatibility is planned for the Xperia V, too, as is a later update to Jelly Bean from ICS.

The Xperia J sits at the bottom of Sony's new line-up.
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At the bottom of the line, the Xperia J will have a 4-inch screen and a 5-megpixel camera. Another trait that betrays its low-end pedigree is the Xperia J's 1GHz CPU, and Sony suspiciously doesn't mention the phone's specific version of Android.

Via CNET.com



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JulzG posted a comment   

are you sure the Xperia T will be a 4G lte phone? The Sony presenter made a big deal of the Xperia V being lte compatible but didn't mention it during his brief on the T. It is supposed to be the flagship phone so I'd imagine it would but you can never take things for granted in the tech world!

Also, any idea on an Australian release date??




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