Sony Mobile has announced a new range of Xperia smartphones along with the first Xperia Tablet from Sony Corporation at the IFA. Featuring in the upcoming James Bond cinema release Skyfall, Xperia T (also coming in a variant known as Xperia TX for some specific markets) is the new global flagship model, providing Sony’s best HD smartphone screen, camera and easy ‘One-touch’ functions enabled by NFC (Near Field Communications). Xperia V shares many of the same great features with Xperia T, but is also LTE enabled for superfast network performance and comes with the highest level of water resistance in smartphone. Xperia J has eye-catching design with a stand-out screen size for consumers looking to combine great style with affordability. Xperia Tablet S brings Xperia to the world of tablet for the first time. Xperia T will be launched globally over the next few weeks, whereas the Xperia V and Xperia J will be launched globally in calendar Q4 2012.

This year’s IFA marks an important milestone for Sony and Sony Mobile Communications. Xperia smartphones are at the heart of Sony’s mobile strategy of delivering a consistent user experience across devices, enabling consumers to easily and quickly access the world of entertainment that Sony delivers,” commented Kunimasa Suzuki, President and CEO of Sony Mobile Communications.

Xperia T and Xperia V combine Sony’s best screen, camera and connectivity to provide consumers with an HD experience on any screen, any time. Xperia T, Xperia V and Xperia J are built on the same design language first introduced by the Xperia arc and Xperia arc S – combining a slim form factor with an emphasis on the display for excellent viewing.

Sony’s media applications (“WALKMAN”, Album and Movies) combine the best of Sony’s technologies and connect consumers to a variety of entertainment services. They form an integral part of the UI on Xperia smartphones, tablets and VAIO PCs to deliver a consistent and superior entertainment experience.

Through the “WALKMAN” application, consumers can easily enjoy Sony’s recommended sound in ultimate clarity and presence across the entire spectrum of sound by just activating Sony’s ClearAudio+ mode. A wide variety of music can be accessed from this application, including music stored on PCs, a list of songs “liked” by a consumer’s Facebook friends and millions of songs through Music Unlimited.

The Album application combines an intuitive user interface that enables consumers to view, sort and share pictures with an ability to consolidate photos posted on social media such as Facebook. Consumers can enjoy video content in high picture and sound quality through the Movies application. It also provides movies synopsis from the rich database of Gracenote. Furthermore, with Album and Movies applications, consumers can remotely enjoy their photos and movie content stored on their home digital media servers.

The Sony Xperia J, The Xperia T and the Xperia V respectively

The Sony Xperia J, The Xperia T and the Xperia V respectively

Xperia T key features:

  • 4.6-inch HD Reality Display powered by the Mobile BRAVIA Engine for razor sharp clarity
  • 13 megapixel camera with full 1080p HD video recording and 720p HD front facing camera
  • Easy connectivity with ‘One-touch’ function enabled by NFC
  • 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
  • MHL with AV out

The Xperia T and V will  feature the latest generation 1.5GHz dual core processor for improved battery life, fast performance and ultra sharp graphics.

Xperia V key features:

  • 4.3-inch HD Reality Display powered by the Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 for razor sharp clarity
  • 13 MP fast capture camera with full HD video recording.
  • Wi-Fi, NFC, 3G, Edge and 4G LTE
  • 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
  • MHL with AV out

The Xperia V will have high levels of dust and water resistance ensure protection from the effects of immersion up to 1m for 30 minutes.

Xperia J key features:

  • 4.0-inch FWVGA Display
  • 5MP camera with autofocus
  • Front facing camera

Xperia smartphones shipping from September until the end of the year will come with a free 60 day trial of Sony Entertainment Network’s cloud-based digital music streaming service – Music Unlimited, giving consumers the opportunity to subscribe directly from their Xperia and enjoy access to millions and millions of tracks.

Sony is putting NFC at the heart of content sharing through its ‘One-touch’ function, taking NFC beyond the traditional uses such as eticketing and payments. Now, consumers can easily and instantaneously enjoy their music and photos across an array of NFC enabled Sony devices, by simply touching one to another to establish a wireless connection without a cumbersome pairing process. For example, Xperia T and Xperia V users can stream music wirelessly with ‘One-touch’ to the new Sony SRS-BTV5 NFC enabled speaker, also announced today at IFA.

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