Good news for fans of Sony Mobile as a third wave of Sony Xperia handsets are set to offer even more choice for UK smartphone consumers. Since ditching Ericsson from their name, Sony Mobile have increased their handset sales by 14% year on year. With declining volumes in television sales, smartphones are fast becoming the lifeblood of the Japanese company who is determined to stay afloat. What’s new for Sony Mobile over the foreseeable months? The future range of exciting Xperia smartphones are sure to keep Sony Mobile alive.
Sony Xperia J
As more people transition from basic mobile phone to first-time smartphone, Sony understand the need for entry-level smartphones. With 40% of the UK population yet to make the move, smartphones need to be affordable, appealing and incredibly simple to use.
The Sony Xperia J looks set to conquer this need, with an entry level Android Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone. With a 4 inch display, the Xperia J will be slightly bigger than previous entry-level smartphones such as the miro, tipo and U. With a single core 1GHz Snapdragon processor, the Xperia J will offer enough clout to cover your casual gaming or music needs. There’s also a 5 megapixel camera with LED Flash, and basic connectivity features such as Wi-Fi, 3G, GPS and Bluetooth.
The handset looks fashionable with its chic curved design and will be available in pink, black, or white. The Sony Xperia J smartphone joins the ranks with the simple to use Sony Xperia tipo and the Sony Xperia U; one of the budget smartphones for 2012.
Sony Xperia SL
Next up, the Sony Xperia SL looks set to deliver a meatier version of the Sony Xperia S; the first handset to be announced under the revitalised Sony Mobile brand.
The latest handset still offers a similar 4.3 inch display size and 12 megapixel camera than its predecessor. There’ll also be pre-loaded Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS with potential for an Android Jelly Bean upgrade in 2013. The most exciting upgrade appears to the extra vroom from its 1.7GHz dual-core processor, making the Sony Xperia SL one of the fastest smartphones available. This means great news for intensive gamers who are sure to play harder on titles available from Google Play or the PlayStation Certified range.
Further rumours suggest the Xperia SL will be available in pink, purple or black; offering a more diverse colour scheme to the Sony Xperia S.
Sony Xperia T
Codenamed the Xperia Mint, this latest rumoured release has nailed camera specs down to a tee. With a rumoured 13 megapixel resolution, the Sony Xperia T offers the highest specifications within a UK smartphone. Expect to see intelligent features such as the instant unlock to capture option as available on the Sony Xperia S. The Xperia T also rumours a 4.3 inch display, 1.5 GHz dual core processor, DLNA connectivity and Android Ice Cream Sandwich.
Release and announcement dates
The fact Sony only announced a trio of new handsets this summer (tipo, miro and Go), far from places the Japanese manufacturers on their laurels. The Sony Xperia T, J and SL may be announced at a Sony event before the end of August; potentially clashing with Samsung’s anticipated announcement of a Galaxy Note 2.
With three new handsets adding to the ever increasing Sony Xperia 2012 range, there’s a great selection of mobile phones to choose from. Why not take a look at our leading smartphone deals?