Sony Xperia P visits the FCC, no carrier branding in sight

Sony Xperia P visits the FCC, no carrier branding in sight
With talk that a distributor by the name of Brightstar Corp. was planning on supplying some smaller regional carriers in the States with Sony's newest Xperia line, the Sony Xperia P visited the FCC. Nowhere in the documentation or in photographs was there any sign of carrier branding that you might see if a FCC visitor was bound for one of the top four U.S. mobile operators. The model was originally introduced during MWC 2012 in Barcelona.

The Sony Xperia P, not to be confused with Sony's Tablet P, has a 4 inch  TFT display with qHD resolution and a pixel density that works out to 275 ppi. The display is produced using Sony's WhiteMagic technology which is supposed to make the display extremely bright, even when outdoors. Driving the device is a dual-core 1GHz STE U8500 processor. There is no microSD slot on the device which means you are reliant on the 16GB of native storage available on the phone. On the back is an 8MP camera with LED flash that captures video in 1080p while a VGA front-facing shooter takes self-portraits and enables video chats.

The FCC filing uncovered the Sony Xperia P's support for quad-band GSM, NFC and its HSPA connectivity. Hopefully we will find out soon the carriers in the U.S. where the device will be hanging out.

source: FCC via Engadget

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Xperia P
  • Display 4.0" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor ST Erricson NovaThor U8500, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1305 mAh(5.00h 3G talk time)



1. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Well, you know that it will not be with Verizon, and I doubt AT&T wants any more non 4G LTE phones, either. Specs seems ok - good mid-level entry Android phone.

2. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

why mobile companies aren't giving us the micro sd slot?? what is stopping them to do that anyway

4. Phoneguy007

Posts: 218; Member since: Jun 02, 2011

I think its because of problems with saving/loading apps from the sd or something like that. I did read some where, that eventually all phones will have no sd slots ...I think it was on phone scoop .

3. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

True, I like the option of a micro SD card...

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