We’ve seen a lot today at the IFA Consumer Electronics Show which is being held in Berlin. Sony announced a smartphone trio as well as an Xperia tablet.
Sony’s CEO Kaz Hirai at the IFA launch event announced that their new product motto would be “Inspire and fulfill” as he unveiled it’s newest addition, the Xperia T which was previously known as the Xperia Mint. The high-end handset supersedes the long dated Sony Xperia S, however the design remains the same except for the wider 4.65 inch HD “Reality” Display. The rear camera also got a minor bump from classic 12MP which was used on the Xperia S & Acro S to a stealthy brand new 13MP Exmor RS sensor.
The PlayStation certified Xperia T features NFC capabilities as well as a MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 processor running at 1.5GHz coupled with 1GB of RAM & the Adreno 225 GPU. You’ll also have the ability to insert a MicroSD card hence expanding the built-in 16GB storage. The Xperia T will come preloaded with Android 4.0, and will get the Jelly Bean update shortly afterwards. The Xperia T should be available within a few weeks, as Q3 is the official release schedule but Singapore and Malaysia will get the TX variant while Indonesia will get Xperia T in January 2013.
Sony has yet to switch to a quad-core platform but a company executive hinted that “early 2013” is when we’ll see quad-core handsets from Sony.