Refreshing the Xperia Mini range of smartphones, Sony Ericsson has announced the launch of its latest version of Xperia Mini and Xperia mini pro HD smartphones. Both the smartphones now feature a 1 Ghz Qualcomm snapdragon processor to meet the increasing computing requirements for smartphones and will be based on Google’s newer Gingerbread operating system.
Both the Xperia Mini and the Xperia Mini pro handsets feature the Sony Bravia Engine for enhanced display on its 3 inch capacitive touch screen which is protected from scratches by a protective mineral glass. The Bravia engine also allows the Xperia mini to record High Definition 720P videos from its 5 megapixel camera making it the world’s smallest HD video recording smartphone.
The key difference between the two new devices still remains the same that the Mini still remains to be a touchscreen only device while the mini Pro get a hardware slide out Qwerty keypad. While the rest of the hardware remain exactly the same in both the Xperia mni and the Mini Pro HD smartphones.
“We wanted to provide consumers even greater choice across the Xperia™ range, while building on the success of the original mini series. These turbo-charged smartphones now contain even more power, enhanced functionality, a larger screen and premium features unique to Sony Ericsson.” Said Steve Walker, Head of Marketing, Sony Ericsson
Also included in the new Xperia™ mini and mini pro is the Facebook inside Xperia feature that integrates social media throughout the phone, by making Facebook immediately accessible from the most used areas of the phone such as the picture gallery, music player, phone book and calendar without having to use any special application for it.
The devices are scheduled to ship in the third quarter of this year to selected countries however the company has not made any announcement regarding their price.