Along with their flagship, Xperia S, Sony announced a whole new range of phones in their new NXT series and along with the Xperia S India announcement; they also announced the Xperia U. This mainstream Android was touted to launch at a price tag well under Rs.20,000 and our wish may have been granted after all. Letsbuy and Flipkart are both listing the Xperia U for Rs.17,399 and Rs.16,499 respectively. However, Letsbuy is the only one allowing you to pre-order the phone right now.
The Xperia U may be positioned as a mainstream phone, but there’s nothing mainstream about the specifications and features it has to offer. The phone sports a very manageable 3.5-inch screen with a good resolution and to top it off, you also get Sony’s Mobile BRAVIA Engine treatment to it. Powering the phone is a 1GHZ dual-core processor so needless to say, it’s going to be quick. The phone will launch with Ginger bread but Sony will be pushing an ICS update for all their NXT phones soon. The 5MP shooter can record up to 720p video and packs in nifty features like 3D Sweep Panorama, Smile detection, etc. At just 110g, it’s fairly light as well and the 1320mAh battery should give it a good enough boost to go beyond a day without charging. Considering it launches at 16.5K, this will be the phone to beat as it’s the only dual-core phone in this price range from a Tier 1 brand.
Here are some of the specifications once more:
- Android 2.3 (Upgradable to 4.0)
- 1GHz dual-core processor
- 3.5-inch display with a resolution of 845 x 480
- 5MP camera with AF, LED flash and 720p HD video recording
- 0.3MP front camera
- 8GB Internal memory
- 512MB RAM
- Wi-Fi, DLNA, micro-USB 2.0
- 1320mAh battery
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