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Sony Xperia P expands NXT family, comes with 4-inch display, NFC

Sony Xperia P expands NXT family, comes with 4-inch display, NFC


At MWC in Barcelona, Sony announced the Xperia P, a new 4-inch unibody smartphone.

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At Sony's MWC press conference today in Barcelona, the company announced two new additions to the NXT series of its Xperia line, including the Sony Xperia P. The unibody aluminum handset has a 4-inch display, and is the first to use Sony's White Magic display technology, which makes the phone much more readable in sunlight. It's powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor, and is running Gingerbread — though Sony says an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade is coming in Q2. It also has an 8-megapixel camera that will shoot 1080p video, and connects to Sony's Xperia Smart Dock to mirror your display onto your HDTV, or connect it to a mouse and keyboard.

The new phone (as with all three new Xperia phones) has a dual-core processor, new photo, video, and music player apps, new lock screen shortcuts, and integrates the Sony Entertainment Network. There's also NFC on board, which works in conjunction with Xperia Smart Tags to essentially let you create macros for your phone.

The Xperia P will be out in the second quarter of this year, in three different colors. No word yet on pricing, or carriers.

Sony Xperia P announcement photos