Sony Officially Presents Xperia U, P and S Smartphones

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Sony has officially unveiled the Xperia U, Xperia P and Xperia S as part of its Nxt series; the Xperia S has been on preorder in the UK for £21.50 per month on a two year contract on O2 for a couple weeks already.

At an event in Barcelona at the Palau San Jordi club, Bert Nortberg, President and CEO of Sony Mobile Communications presented the three smartphones which will replace the likes of the Xperia arc S, the X10 and Vivaz.

The Xperia P comes with a 4-inch touchscreen display with WhiteMagic technology which, Sony says, delivers the brightest screen in the market while the Xperia U has a 3.5-inch display

Both are Reality Display powered by Sony's own Mobile Bravia Engine. Both are also powered by a dual core processor clocked at 1GHz.

The Xperia P - which is essentially a cheaper version of the Xperia S - comes with 16GB onboard storage, Android 2.3 Ice Cream Sandwich, NFC enabled with HDMI and DLNA compatibility and an eight megapixel camera with HD recording.

As for the Xperia U, it has a five megapixel camera with HD recording, xLoud and 3D surround sound and runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

Both phones will be available in the second quarter of 2012 and will be upgradable to Ice Cream Sandwich.