At the IFA 2012 event, Sony officially unveiled its flagship Xperia T smartphone. While the main talking points of the handset were the 4.6-inch HD display and the 13MP camera used on the device, there was one other interesting feature that is set to come along with the handset once it lands on shelves. As per a recent announcement by Sony, the tech giant claims that this handset will also feature HD voice support.
As per the announcement, Sony stated that the Xperia T is HD Voice Certified, which is a GSMA accreditation. It allows a user to talk normally and be heard clearly even when in noisier environments.
Explaining the feature, Sony states that HD Voice differentiates mobile devices by voice call quality where the human voice is replicated accurately. This helps in creating a quality aural experience that is vastly improved from what users have encountered previously with both mobile and traditional fixed line telephony.
4.6-inch HD display with a Mobile Bravia engine
Commenting on this feature Sony states, “It’s almost like a whisper in your ear, you feel closer to the person you are talking to.”
For those not in the know, this flagship handset from Sony comes equipped with a 4.6-inch HD display and commenting on this Sony says that along with the Mobile Bravia Engine in tow, it is capable of offering razor sharp clarity. With most of the major brands going the quad-core direction, Sony has opted for a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and the reason behind this, the brand states, is that it is for an improved battery life, fast performance and sharp graphics.
Commenting on the launch of the Sony Xperia T, Kunimasa Suzuki, President and CEO of Sony Mobile Communications, said, “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”
Here is a quick look at the highlighted features of the Sony Xperia T:
- 4.6-inch HD Reality Display powered by the Mobile BRAVIA Engine
- LTE, UMTS / HSPA+ radios
- 13MP fast capture camera with LED flash and a 720p HD front camera
- Full 1080p HD video recording capabilities
- 16GB internal memory along with a MicroSD card slot
- FM radio, NFC, MHL
With Android Jelly Bean already becoming official at this year’s Google I/O, one would expect the handset to run the latest version of the Google mobile operating system straight out of the box, this is not the case and it comes equipped with Android v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich). However, the brand has announced that an upgrade to Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean) will be available shortly after the Xperia T is launched. The smartphone is powered by a 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm MSM8260A Snapdragon S4 processor and it features 1GB of RAM and an Adreno 225 GPU.
The handset also comes equipped with NFC capabilities and with this, users can tap to connect to other Sony NFC capable devices by using ‘a one touch function.’ Commenting on this feature Sony says, “Sony is putting NFC at the heart of content sharing through its 'One-touch' function, taking NFC beyond the traditional uses such as e-ticketing 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.”
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