Feb 20 AT 5:05 PM Edgar Cervantes 9 Comments

Sony’s tiny phone strategy will not be left in the past, Xperia U images leaked ahead of MWC


Sony Mobile Communications is going to make some major changes, now that Ericsson is no longer part of the equation. But it seems like the Japanese manufacturer is not going to stop making mini devices anytime soon. Mobile World Congress is just around the corner, and we have a flurry of leaked images displaying the Sony Xperia U standing right next to its big brother, the Sony Xperia S.

This device seems to be Sony’s new iteration to the Xperia Mini family, but with a form factor and design similar to the Xperia S. And if you were worrying about lower specs, this bad boy won’t be too bad. At least according to the latest rumors.

The Xperia U is said to feature a 1 GHz dual-core processor, 3.5-inch display (854x480p), and a 5 MP rear-facing camera. Most of these are still rumors, though. And it seems like it is running the same version and UI overlay as the Xperia S, which should be getting Android 4.0 later on (currently running Android 2.3).

If you are a fan of the fun size smartphones, this might just be the one to take a look at. So check out the images below, and let’s stay tuned for official details at MWC. How many of you would go for one of these little guys?

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Via: Xperia Blog

Source: eprice

Hello, I am Edgar Cervantes. I am an avid Android fan, and keeping myself updated on the topic is part of my daily life. I will always work hard to give the best of me to our community of Android enthusiasts, and I am very honored to be part of this ship. Hopefully we can all enjoy sharing our knowledge and opinions!

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  • HoLfElDeR

    Nice one

  • jonathan3579

    No phone should be released in 2012 with Gingerbread nor should any tablet be released with Honeycomb.

    • delinear

      Yeah, it’s been 4 months since the public release of ICS and the big manufacturers probably got it earlier than that. That should be plenty of time to get it onto all new devices at the very least, even with testing and so on.

  • Jeff Pan

    Each manufactures should have
    1. Flag ship phone
    2. Mid Level Phone
    3. Entry level Phone

    I guess this would fit in as Entry Level for SONY

  • josegb2011

    Wow low end phones are dual core now oohh how times change so fast..

  • spazby

    i love that sony is trying to get into high-end android phone market, wishing them tons of success

  • David

    So. Much. Chin.

  • Shawn Clark

    Sony on a come up…tryna get some recognition i c…that Xperia U doesnt bad at all though.

  • EspadaA

    Good plan