Sony Xperia P breaks cover, flaunts 4-inch WhiteMagic display, aluminum unibody construction

Sony Xperia P breaks cover, flaunts 4-inch WhiteMagic display, aluminum unibody construction
It's official, folks! The Sony Xperia P has just been unveiled at MWC 2012 becoming one of the latest Android smartphones to join the company's portfolio. What we are dealing with is a stylish handset flaunting an unibody construction and crafted out of brushed aluminum.

Something that helps the Sony Xperia P stand out of the crowd is its 4.0-inch qHD display. Manufactured using Sony's very own WhiteMagic technology, the device's screen is capable of delivering brightness superior to that of any other smartphone on the market today, according to Sony. Thanks to that, the screen's outdoor visibility should be outstanding, to say the least. 

Looking further down its specs sheet, we see a 1GHz dual-core chipset - the NovaThor U8500 by ST-Ericsson, providing the Sony Xperia P with processing power. Responsible for capturing those special moments is an 8-megapixel camera with Exmor R sensor residing on the smartphone's back. What is really cool about the camera is that it should be capable of booting really fast straight from the lock screen. Other notable features include 16 gigs of on-board storage and NFC.

The Sony Xperia P is expected to hit the market in the middle of Q2 of 2012. It will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread at launch, but an update to Ice Cream Sandwich will be made available soon after the smartphone's release.

source: Sony



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12 Comments

1. dil2abu

Posts: 315; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Excellent :) Brightest disp n d market :) Love u sony.. Samsung u listening???

2. tahnik

Posts: 201; Member since: Jul 17, 2011

3. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Bad design. Only thing I like is the screen.

4. Rick_BR

Posts: 15; Member since: Feb 16, 2011

Now that is what I call an outstanding design... Way to go, Sony!

6. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

I'm actually surprised to see people agree with that. It just looks really plain and boring. Nothing stands out or catches my attention.

8. Rick_BR

Posts: 15; Member since: Feb 16, 2011

Nothing stands out? Well, I think it's quite strange that you think nothing stands out in this phone's design in a world full of black, rounded slabs, with the exception of HTC whose devices look so similar to each other.

10. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

It's different from other phones designs but it just isn't that pretty in my opinion.

11. Rick_BR

Posts: 15; Member since: Feb 16, 2011

Now that's a totally different story. If it is just your opinion, then it's ok, people have different tastes.

5. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

Blew me off...I am amazed

7. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

This is great but it's scary to know that they're putting phones out with dual core Cortex A9 in what is soon to be a Cortex A15 world...

9. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Why? Benchmarks aside, it should perform great. Also this phone is meant to be great but not necessarily meant to rival the SGS3.

12. hrzagi

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

amazing design...

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