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Sony rolling out Xperia miro and tipo later this year

updated 12:19 pm EDT, Wed June 13, 2012

New Xperia handsets include dual-sim option

Sony has unveilled two new smartphones, the Xperia miro and Xperia tipo. Both Android 4.0 handsets are said by Sony to be for two different target markets; the miro, with an emphasis on sound, is aimed towards social media users, while the tipo is geared for first-time smartphone users and provides options for both single- and dual-SIM configurations.

The Xperia miro, boasting a 3.5-inch display with 320x480 resolution, is powered by an 800MHz Qualcomm processor and provides 4GB of storage. A five-megapixel rear-facing camera is joined by a front-facing version, and contactless DLNA connectivity is added to the usual Bluetooth and Wi-Fi offerings. Music Unlimited is pre-installed to showcase Sony's integrated xLOUD audio technology, and social network connectivity is heavily integrated.

The Xperia tipo has the same processor as the miro, however the smaller 3.2-inch display has a reduced color range despite an equal resolution. Storage is also reduced to 2.9GB, and the 3.2-megapixel rear-facing camera lacks a front-facing counterpart. Despite the reduced specifications, the tipo does offer a dual-SIM option in the form of Xperia tipodual.

All three smartphones will be launched worldwide in the third quarter of this year, with the prices undetermined at this time.

by MacNN Staff



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