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IFA 2012: Sony new Flagship T, V and J XPERIA Range of Android Smartphones

At the IFA 2012 Berlin event Sony has announced a new Flagship range of Android powered Xperia handsets in the form of the Sony XPERIA T, XPERIA V and the budget XPERIA J.

In the past few weeks we have seen much of the XPERIA J handset as the budget smartphone has leaked online in images  a few times and the XPEIA T has been leaked as the “Mint” a few times but the XPERIA V is a relatively new device to our eyes.

All of the phones have been built on the Sony Ericsson Arc design principle so they will be familiar to users of the older device.

The first phone out the blocks was the Sony XPERIA T the new flagship handset form Sony that will be the main focus for the XPERIA brand for the next few months. The T has a 4.6-inch HD Reality display with Sony’s Mobile Bravia engine which has a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

The XPERIA T is powered by a dual-core, 1.5GHz processor that can play back 1080p HD video, and runs Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box with Sony promising that an update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is planned.

It also has a 13MP camera with 16x digital zoom and Sony’s Exmor R image sensor plus it will capture full 1080p video. Memory wise the phone will have 16GB of on-board memory expandable to 32GB via microSD.

The next in the line-up is the XPERIA V will be a tougher variant of the T with some watered down spec’s but a resistant cover and usage options. Sony say the V is a “come rain or shine”, smartphone with Sony also saying the V will have “highest level of water resistance available in a smartphone.”

The phone comes with a 4.3-inch HD display with Sony’s Mobile Bravia Engine 2 and a dual-core, 1.5GHz processor, Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, PlayStation Certified, 1GB of RAM, 13MP camera and NFC capabilities.

The V will be released in black, pink, or white when it hits shelves in Q4 of this year.

And finally the budget Sony XPERIA J will have a 4.0-inch FWVGA Display , 5MP rear camera (with 4x digital zoom and LED flash) and a front-facing VGA cam plus a 1GHz processor, 4GB of internal storage and Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (again with Jelly Bean set to be released in coming months).

The XPERIA J will be released globally (including in the UK) before the end of the year and will be available in black, gold, white or pink.

Sony has not announced any official pricing but they have said that all of the Phones will be placed in the “affordable” bracket so we can expect £200-300 for the XPERIA T and V and £150 for the J.

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