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Sony Xperia J aims at entry-level market, gets previewed

The Sony Xperia J has been previewed on Russian website, Mobile Review, before it even gets announced and released by Sony Mobile.

The handset, otherwise known as the Mint ST26i, appears to be a cheaper iteration of the Sony Xperia U with which it shares a number of features like 512MB of RAM, the 5-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, a microSD card slot, a micro-USB port and the screen resolution (854 x 480 pixels).

Its display, though, is slightly larger at 4in and it has a single-core processor clocked at 1GHz (rather than a dual-core one). The rest of the spec list includes Bluetooth 2.0, a 1,700mAh battery, and a Qualcomm MSM7227a processor possibly clocked at 800MHz.

The Xperia J is also said to come with a cut-down version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich,which is a puzzling decision.

It means there will be some features left out and minor updates (like Jelly Bean) might not come straight to the handset.

The handset is said to be pitched at 160 Euros or around £125, which is a great price for what it offers. That said, the Acer Liquid Galland Duo and the Sony Xperia U offer more features for only a little extra. In the Xperia U's case, just £10 more.

Source and image: Mobile-Review

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