Sony Ericsson just announced at an event in London the latest additions to their Xperia line of phones. They are the Xperia mini and the Xperia mini Pro. Like their names indicate the phones are aimed at the low-end of the market, but these are not you average low-end Android phones.
Both phones are packing some serious hardware. Powered by a 1Ghz Processor, 3-inch display with Bravia Engine, and 720p HD video-recording capability, these phones are anything but low-end. Plus, Sony Ericsson has added a bunch of extra features brought from Sony’s other departments. Like xLOUD™ Experience for better speaker performance, and Video stabilizer, Smile detection, and Red-eye reduction on the camera app. Here’s a summary of the phones’ other specs:
- RAM: 512MB
- ROM: 320 with SD card slot upgradeable up to 32GB
- 320 x 480 pixels (HVGA) TFT screen
- LED flash and auto-focus
- 5MP camera
The two phones are pretty similar, but the Xperia mini Pro adds a physical QWERTY keyboard to the mix for you typing aficionados. The phones will launch with Gingerbread which is always a big plus, and we’re happy to see Sony Ericsson abandon its previous strategy of launching phones with obsolete Android versions. You can expect these phones to land on a carrier near you in Q3 of 2011.