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Sony reveals Xperia Miro and Tipo low-end Android 4.0 smartphones

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Sony has revealed the Xperia Miro and Tipo low-end Android 4.0 smartphones.

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xperia miro tipo

After a Facebook campaign, Sony has revealed the Xperia Miro smartphone, which looks like a downgraded Xperia U. The Miro retains the U's 3.5-inch screen size, 5-megapixel camera, and LED, which can be set to light up in different colors. However, it has a single-core 800MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, a reduced-resolution VGA (320 x 480 pixels) display, and loses the NXT series transparent window beneath the screen. One feature that the Xperia U doesn't have is Android 4.0, and thankfully the Miro corrects that issue by shipping with Ice Cream Sandwich preinstalled.

Sony also announced the Xperia Tipo, which has a smaller 3.2-inch VGA screen and a 3.2-megapixel camera, but retains the 800MHz processor and Android 4.0. It'll come in both single and dual-SIM flavors depending on which country you're in. Both devices also include a 1500mAh battery and are available in a wide range of colors. The pair should launch globally within the next three months at an unspecified price. Given their miniature size and unimpressive specs, we imagine they'll be priced competitively.