Sony Xperia P will be launched in the fourth week of this month and it will be available for around Rs 25,000
Talking to The Mobile Indian, sources familiar with the development said, "Sony Xperia P will be launched in the fourth week of May (2012) and it will be available for around Rs 25,000."
The Sony Xperia P based on Google's Android 2.3 operating system and has a 4-inch scratch-resistant TFT touchscreen with a resolution of 960x540 pixels. The phone comes powered by a 1 GHz dual-core processor.
On the camera front it has an 8 megapixel camera with auto focus and LED flash. The Xperia P has internal storage of 16 GB.
Besides that Sony Xperia Sola, which is the first ever Android smartphone from Sony's stable to feature a floating touch display, is expected to be launched during the same time. The floating touch display technology allows users to scroll through web pages on the device without having the need to actually touch the display. Users just need to hover their fingers close to the display and the device would recognise the gesture and translate it into action.
Although Sony is yet to officially announce the availability of the Xperia Sola but the device has already started appearing on online stores like Infibeam who are also taking prebooking orders for the smartphone. The retail price of the Xperia Sola is Rs 22,999 but Infibeam is offering discounts worth Rs 3,000 thus making it available for Rs 19,999.
The Sony Xperia Sola features a dual core 1 GHz processor and will have a 3.7 inch display with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels powered by Sony's Bravia Engine technology for better display. The Xperia device feature 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth and NFC connectivity options and is DLNA certified as well. There is a 5 megapixel camera at the back of the smartphone that comes with 720p HD video recording capability but it misses out on a front camera so video calling is not possible on this device.
The device will come with Android 2.3 Gingerbread preinstalled on it but the company has plans to upgrade it to Android Ice Cream Sandwich along with other Xperia devices like the Xperia S and Xperia U.
Sony has announced Xperia E4 and Xperia E4 Dual but has not revealed their prices yet.
There is also a dual SIM version of the phone, simply known as Sony Xperia E4 Dual.
Sony Xperia L was introduced in India in mid-May last year for Rs 18,990.
Apart from SIM slots, the new handsets are identical in terms of specifications.
Sony Xperia Z Ultra Google Play Edition is priced at $650 (Rs 39,846 approximately) and runs Android 4.4 KitKat without customisations.
Sony has also announced that it will release Android 4.4 KitKat update for some of its high end devices.
Sony is reportedly working on a mini version of its Xperia Z1 smartphone which may be launched as Xperia Z1S.
The Android 4.1 powered smartphone has a 1 GHz dual core processor and 1 GB RAM.
The employees have been given clear instructions not to let information out before launch of devices.
In the last couple of days we witnessed a pitched sales battle between Samsung and Sony. First it was smartphones and now it is smart watches.