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Three new Sony phones coming to the U.S. soon

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Three new Sony phones coming to the U.S. soon
Sony fans in the U.S. will soon be introduced to three new handsets by the company - the Sony Xperia acro S, Xperia tipo dual and Xperia advance. By the looks of it, the manufacturer is looking to refresh its U.S. line-up from the low- all the way to the high-end.

If the names of these phones don't mean much to you, here's a brief summary for each:

Sony Xperia acro S: This is a top Android smartphone of the company, featuring a large 4.3" HD screen with Bravia Engine, 1.5GHz dual-core processor with Adreno 220 GPU, 1GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. Of course, it's running Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Sony Xperia advance: The Xperia advance is the U.S. version of the Xperia go (here's our review). It's a rugged Android 2.3 smartphone with a 3.5" HVGA display, 1GHz dual-core processor, 512MB RAM and 8GB internal storage. It is IP67 certified, which means it's water and dust resistant. Obviously, the weak spot in this whole configuration is the low screen resolution, which kind of ruins this otherwise healthy package.

Sony Xperia tipo dual: And here is the low-end offering - an entry-level Android 4 smartphone with a 3.2" HVGA display, 800MHz single-core CPU, 512MB RAM and 2.5GB internal storage. The key feature here is the tipo dual's ability to load two SIM cards, hence the "dual" in the name.

Anyone excited? Well, the acro S does look pretty good, although not exactly a revolution. The handsets are currently listed on the manufacturer's own U.S. website as coming soon, and while no pricing info is currently disclosed, we guess Sony will be offering them unlocked (full price), not subsidized through carriers.

source: Sony via UnwiredView

Three new Sony phones coming to the U.S. soon

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posted on 15 Aug 2012, 06:33

1. redmd (Posts: 1367; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

Where's that xperia gx?

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 09:35

2. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)

announce at iffa and its tx..
good that acro s comes to us!

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 10:11 1

3. aokde (Posts: 186; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)

ray you forget to state that the acro s is as proof as the advance (also known as XPERIA go), so basically we get the xperia s, only its water, dust, and shatter proof.

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 11:06

4. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

If that is true, that is a HUGE selling point. I was about to post as to why all the rugged phones (Casio Commander, Motorola Admiral) have to be so low end?

If the Acro S is truly rugged, then my enthusiasm for Sony just grew. Of the Android handset makers, Motorola, Samsung and Sony are the ones I would buy from.

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 11:11

5. aokde (Posts: 186; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)

it's true, check it here:http://youtu.be/z53WklLf0wo

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 11:43

7. romeo1 (Posts: 729; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)

the acro s isn't the same as the xperia go.

the acro s meets the industry standard ip55 and ip57 that means the phone is protected against dust-limited to ingress (no harmful deposits) and the effects of immersion between 15 cm and 1 m for 30 minutes.

the go meets the industry standard ip67 that means Xperia go is protected against dust and the effects of immersion between 15 cm and 1 m for 30 minutes.

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 12:31

9. aokde (Posts: 186; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)

that's true, my bad. but still, the acro s is still a rugged sexy phone.

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 11:16

6. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

SONY NEEDS TO PUT THIS either on AT&T OR T-MOBILE. but still waiting WORD FOR THE RUMOR XPERIA T or GX. sorry forget the new name

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 12:25

8. I.P.H.O.N.E (banned) (Posts: 33; Member since: 09 May 2012)

But I think non of there phones are on par with the OneX or S3.
The Gx seem's okay!

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 14:08

10. Jyakotu (Posts: 854; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)

I wish Sony made more CDMA devices. It was surprising how Verizon got the Xperia Play, but they had to sacrifice their beautiful UI for the standard Android UI. *sighs* And of course Sprint NEVER gets any Sony phones. Ever.

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 21:53

12. the_EDJ (Posts: 33; Member since: 28 Sep 2008)

I would snatch up a high end CDMA Sony phone on Sprint day one. Three of my last 4 phones have been HTC, I'm burnt out on HTC. The Galaxy S3 just doesn't impress me visually. Hardware looks and touchwiz = bleh. I wouldn't make it through two years with the phone.

C'mon Sony, take my money!

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 21:20

11. Jeromeo (Posts: 135; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)

It's time for all phones to be penta-band by now.
Also, it is an absolute shame that Sony Came out with the light bar (which distinguished their products from all other rectangle smartphones on the market), but they're phasing it out and now making everything (including flagships) look like mid-range crap.

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