Aug 29 AT 11:09 AM Taylor Wimberly 32 Comments

Sony reveals holiday lineup, possible Nexus candidate


Today Sony unveiled their holiday lineup which includes three new Android smartphones and a tablet. New phones include the Xperia T, Xperia V, and Xperia J, while their new tablet is named the Xperia S.

First up we have the Xperia T, which is Sony’s flagship smartphone. This device should be on your radar because it could turn into the rumored Sony Xperia Nexus. The device features a 4.6 inch Sony HD Reality display, 13MP fast capture camera, dual-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, and it’s PlayStation Certified.

Sony Xperia T.

Hightlights of the Xperia T:

  • 4.6” HD Reality Display powered by the Mobile BRAVIA Engine for razor sharp clarity
  • 13MP fast capture camera that goes from sleep mode to snap in just over a second
  • Full 1080p HD video recording capabilities and a 720p HD front camera for the highest quality content
  • Easy connectivity with ‘One-touch’ function enabled by NFC
  • PlayStation Certified
  • Latest generation 1.5GHz dual core processor for improved battery life, fast performance and ultra sharp graphics
  • Android version 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Will be upgraded to Android version 4.1 (Jelly Bean) following launch. Detailed timing to follow
  • MHL connectivity for viewing content on a big screen without the need for a charger
  • Use Xperia TV Dock with MHL to HDMI converter and charging connector to enjoy photos and videos on an HDMI enabled TV
  • In some markets Xperia T will be known as Xperia TX
  • Available in Black, Silver and White colours
  • Launching globally over next few weeks

Next we have the Xperia V, which is basically a smaller version of the Xperia T. It features a 4.3 inch Sony HD Reality display and similar specs as the Xperia T. It will be available in black, white, and pink colors and launch globally Q4 2012.

Sony Xperia V.

Hightlights of the Xperia V:

  • 4.3” HD Reality Display powered by the Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 for razor sharp clarity
  • 13 MP fast capture camera with full HD video recording.
  • Latest generation 1.5GHz dual core processor for improved battery life, fast performance and ultra sharp graphics
  • LTE for the fastest data download speeds (in markets where technology is available)
  • Easy connectivity with One-touch ‘One-touch’ enabled by NFC
  • Clear audio+ for the highest level of sound quality
  • PlayStation Certified
  • Android version 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Will be upgraded to Android version 4.1 (Jelly Bean) following launch. Detailed timing to follow
  • Highest levels of dust and water resistance in a smartphone (IP55/57+) ensure protection from the effects of immersion up to 1m for 30 minutes
  • MHL connectivity for viewing content on a big screen without the need for a charger
  • Available in Black, Pink and White colours
  • Launching globally Q4 2012

Finally we have the Xperia J, which is Sony’s new “affordable” phone. It features a 4-inch display, 5 megapixel camera, and 9.2mm slim stylish design. It will be available in black, gold, white, and pink colors and launch globally in Q4 2012.

Sony Xperia J.

Hightlights of the  Xperia J:

  • 9.2mm slim stylish design
  • Large 4.0” FWVGA Display
  • Social media updates with illumination
  • 5MP AF camera
  • Front chat camera
  • Available in Black, Gold, White and Pink colours
  • Launching globally Q4 2012

For tablet lovers we have the new Xperia Tablet S. It features NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 processor, 9.4-inch HD display, up to 64 GB of storage, slim aluminum body with splash-proof design, and optimized accessories. The tablet S will start shipping in early September, and a price has not been announced.

Sony Xperia Tablet S.

Highlights of the Xperia  Tablet S:

  • Slim new aluminium body and splash-proof design
  • 9.4” HD display with OptiContrast Panel with low-friction coating
  • NVIDIA® Tegra 3 quad-core processor and Android 4.0.3 operating system
  • Android version 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Various experiences with original applications and Sony’s network services
  • Optimized accessories (sold separately) to enhance experiences in every scene
  • Available from the beginning of September 2012

Hit up the source link for additional media and details. Has Sony won you over with any of these new Android devices?

Via: Sony Blog

Source: Sony Press

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  • jaxidian

    That Xperia T looks like a great device! If it turns into a Nexus device, however, I wonder what the “Playstation Certified” stuff will look like. If they have to submit ALL code to AOSP for it, doesn’t that mean we could port that to pretty much any device in the future? Or do these have some special hardware component for “Playstation Certification”?

    • sword_zero001

      “Playstation Certified” is supposed to be hardware neutral, so my guess is AOSP would take care of the code but an app would handle the PSMobile Software.
      Sony should release a “Nexus Play” phone, like an upgraded version of the play. Bigger screen, bigger controls, more RAM and more power. In plain words future proof.

  • LittleGreenDude

    What processor is in the Xperia J?

    • Taylor Wimberly

      They didn’t say, but my guess is the Snapdragon S3.

      • Ishinder Singh

        I think the video mentions a Snapdragon S4 Dual core

  • shadhussain

    why do u keep doing this sony – any reason as to why it’s running ICS and not JB?

    i wonder why they also got rid of the xperia s design of the transparent notification bar along the bottom.

    • shadhussain

      just read rather the note about the seemingly vague timeline for upgrade “soon after launch”. going by past sony behavior can’t help but feel a little disappointed. i really do want sony to succeed but they’re not winning over many people right now …

  • MoSDeeb

    The Xperia T looks very interesting. I do hope Sony creates a Nexus device as I don’t usually buy non-nexus devices unless there is a large after market developer base.


    Surely the Xperia T, being a nexus device, would ship with the latest version of android and not ICS? Although other than that the Specs look good.

  • Mix

    That tablet is nice looking but I would kill for a 7″ one!

    I don’t get why Sony would release their top tiered phone with a dual core when quad-cores are already hitting the market? They are not Apple in that regard and higher end specs would help them sell, unless they plan to release it at a cheaper price?

    I guess time will tell but man, I need to get rid of my phone ;_;

    • Homncruse

      Because a higher number of cores isn’t always better. I’ll take the performance of a dual-core A15 over a quad-core A9 (all other things equal) any day.

  • Matt

    Typical Sony…Q4 launch with ICS and JB upgrade soon after? Right cause Sony is known for fast updates..

    Don’t these guys get it? No thanks.

    • Silver

      First Sony have done a pretty decent job with updates. Second, can you list how many phones that will come with JellyBean right from the start? Not very many.

      Be patient a little.

      • Donovan Long

        Be patient?? ICS will have been out for a full year by the time these phones are available. Absolutely ridiculous.

  • Alexander drzfr3shboialex

    I doubt it will be the Nexus. Honestly if it were to be, I’d be sorta disappointed with Sony choosing the dual core s4 over quad core s4.

    • Jeffrey Smith

      more cores does not always mean better performance inphones

  • jenskristian

    The Xperia T looks interesting as a Nexus phone, but I’ll pass on them all as is. I’ve honestl had enough of the OEM skins. Also I would never buy a device that doesn’t have the latest Android version running the second I pick it up.

    • Alexander drzfr3shboialex

      I agree. Hopefully Sony does make the next nexus with same specs as the T but with a 4.8-5″ display(with software buttons), pentaband gsm, 32/64gb internal, quad core s4 or Omap5 and stock JB / key lime pie.

      • masterpfa

        Don’t ask for much do you, lol
        I have found that Nexus devices do not necessarily have the best hardware or latest hardware, but I too would hope for a quadcore processor, but I would imagine 16Gb on board storage and probably no external storage if current Nexus devices seem to indicate.

  • Ardrid

    If the Xperia T turns out to be the Xperia Nexus, I’m definitely in for one. Beautiful minimalist design + kiiller specs + stock Android = match made in heaven.

  • richard yarrell

    Omg im totally getting the pink one now ill have a phone to match my undies

    • Arian

      Don’t judge I was actually thinking this

  • jswenson3

    anyone else think that Xperia S is one of the ugliest tablets out there? just me?

    • YMS123

      Just you, sorry

  • Aerohix

    I think the X in the TX version stands for Nexus.
    Here in Brazil the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is called Galaxy X (They had problems with a telecom company called Nexus hahaha it took 5 months to get released)

  • jayant25

    I dunno if u guys noticed..but in the Xperia T video the keyboard of the phone looks very simliar to iPhone’s keyboard :/

    I am not a fan of apple.

  • shaw

    Sony Xperia T looks really nice.
    But… manufacturers, where are the innovations?!

  • Esoth

    Sony generally makes pretty good hardware, so if they do end up putting out a Nexus phone, that’ll take care of the software side of things too – win-win, right?

    Also, It seems unlikely that the Xperia T will be a nexus device. Generally, the nexus phones are announced first, and then the company’s variant is announced later.

    Nexus One -> HTC Desire.
    Galaxy Nexus -> Galaxy S III

    The Nexus S was a bit of an anomaly though, I think that came out after the Galaxy S. If I’m wrong, though, I’d be pretty disappointed by the dual core-ness….

    • BrandonJD

      Actually thats not the case. The Galaxy Nexus is based on the Galaxy S2, The Galaxy S2 was announced and released before the Galaxy Nexus, The Galaxy S was also announced and released before the Nexus S.

      If Sony is make a Nexus device, its likely to be a variant of the T with a slightly redesigned exterior (minimizing the branding for example)

  • Nathan D.

    They are nice phone in each category of their respective right but nothing ground breaking.

  • Homncruse

    It certainly feels like Sony is starting to get their game together (no pun intended). The Xperia V looks enticing. I have small hands, and a 4.3″ is at the outer limits of my easy reachability.

    Is the only significant difference between the T and the V the screen size, plus the V’s environment resistance?

  • gmc7000

    I’d be interested in seeing a Nexus device form Sony, they’ve improved quite a bit from their X10 days, but for some reason I can’t see them being able to resist adding their coat of “Sony paint” to the OS somehow.