Sony Xperia Miro and dual-SIM Xperia Tipo with Android 4.0 ICS officially announced

Sony teased us with an upcoming Xperia smartphone earlier this week, and in the end it announced not one, but two new handsets: the Xperia Miro, and the Xperia Tipo (previously known as Xperia Tapioca).

Measuring 113 x 59.4 x 9.9 mm, the Xperia Miro is arguably stylish, runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and comes with “colorful illuminations” that alert users to social updates, or incoming messages. This is what the Miro looks like:

And these are most of its features:

  • 3.5 inch HVGA scratch-resistant display
  • HSDPA, Wi-Fi, DLNA, GPS
  • Accelerometer, proximity sensor, magnetometer
  • Deep Facebook integration
  • Sony xLOUD audio technology
  • TrackID music recognition
  • PlayNow
  • 3.5mm headset jack
  • FM Radio with RDS
  • Bluetooth
  • 5MP rear camera with LED flash and VGA video recording
  • VGA front-facing camera
  • 800 MHz Qualcomm MSM7225A single-core processor
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 4GB of internal memory (2.2GB user accessible)
  • MicroSD card support, up to 32GB
  • 1,500 mAh battery “with >24hrs usage time”

Sony says the Xperia Miro will be launched in Q3. Its price hasn’t been disclosed. You can watch a video promo of the handset below:

The Xperia Tipo has two editions: a regular one, and a dual-SIM one (naturally called Tipo Dual). Dual-SIM capabilities aside, they’re absolutely identical, featuring:

  • 3.2 inch scratch-resistant mineral glass display with 480 x 320 pixels
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Accelerometer
  • HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS
  • Facebook integration
  • TrackID
  • PlayNow
  • xLOUD audio technology
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • FM Radio with RDS
  • 3.2MP rear camera with VGA video recording
  • 800 MHz processor (similar to the one used on the Miro)
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 2.9GB of internal memory (2.5GB user accessible)
  • MicroSD card support
  • 1,500 mAh battery
  • 103 x 57 x 13 mm
  • 99.4 grams

Like the Xperia Miro, the Tipo and Tipo Dual will be released starting the third quarter of the year. They’ll have four color versions: red, white, black, and blue. The Tipo will be cheaper than the Miro, but we don’t know exactly how cheaper. Anyway, its single SIM edition should give HTC’s Desire C a run for its money (the Desire C also runs Android 4.0 ICS, and offers about the same set of features).

You can take a closer look at the Xperia Tipo Dual in this video:

Via Press release

Author: Florin

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