Sony announces Xperia Sola (codenamed Sole in Italy and MT27i in China)

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Known until today as Sony Xperia MT27i or by its codename Pepper this device was rumored to make a debut at MWC 2012 in Barcelona alongside its older brothers Xperia S, P and U, but it never did.

However Sony today officially announced a new Xperia Android smartphone called Sola a trademark name that you might remember since early February when Sony filed a trademark for this name.

Sony Xperia Sola features a 3.7-inch scratch resistant Reality (854×480 pixels) display with Mobile BRAVIA engine for a razor-sharp clarity. It is powered by a 1GHz dual-core ST-Ericsson U8500 processor (there were doubts about this chipset if it will sport it or not anyways looks like its on-board), 8 GB internal storage expandable for up to 32GB via a microSD card slot, comes with Sony’s xLOUD and 3D surround sound audio technology, direct access to Sony Entertainment Network via a couple of pre-installed Video and Music Unlimited apps and runs on Android 2.3 platform which is upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich during this summer.

Additionally Xperia Sola has a 5MP main camera on the back with 16x digital zoom, capable of 720p HD video recording and 2D and 3D Sweep Panorama, is NFC-enabled and  a 1320 mAh battery.

Key features for Xperia sola

  • Floating touch navigation for an easy web browsing experience
  • NFC enabled and Xperia SmartTags in the box to enable quick app loading and easy content sharing
  • 3.7” Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine gives razor sharp clarity
  • Powered by a 1GHz Dual Core Processor for super fast browsing
  • xLOUD and 3D surround sound audio technology for crisp and lou