Sony Xperia tipo, Xperia tipo dual are announced with entry-level written all over
The Sony Xperia tipo, which was previously known by its Tapioca codename, is now finally official. What we have on our hands is a low-end Android smartphone suitable for first-time smartphone owners. It comes in a single- or dual-SIM flavor, with the latter called the Sony Xperia tipo dual.
Interested in specs? Well, here they are: the Sony Xperia tipo and its dual-SIM brother have a 3.2-inch HVGA (320x480) display made out of scratch-resistant mineral glass. Inside it runs an 800MHz single-core Qualcomm processor, and on the back we have a 3.2-megapixel camera. Nothing earth-shattering, we know, yet on the bright side, the smartphone would likely be quite competitively priced. What is really worth noting, however, is that the Xperia tipo is equipped with a 1,500mAh battery, which should deliver over 24 hours of continuous usage time, according to Sony. Thumbs up for that! Another good thing is that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich comes pre-installed.
For those of you who might want to get one, the Sony Xperia tipo and Xperia tipo dual are to be released globally in the third quarter of 2012. Exact pricing details remain unknown at this time.