After a fairly success Facebook marketing campaign, Sony has unveiled two of its latest mid-range smartphones: The Xperia Miro and Xperia Tipo.
The Miro seems to be a slightly downgraded version of the Xperia U, offering a 3.5″ screen, 5 megapixel camera and integrated LED. It’s powered by a slower, single-core 800 MHz Snapdragon S1 processor, the display is only 320 x 480 and there’s no NXT-style transparent window that polarised opinion on the U. However, it does come with Ice Cream Sandwich, something that wasn’t even the case for the Sony Xperia S.
The Tipo is an even smaller phone, with a 3.2″ 320 x 480 display and a 3.2 megapixel camera. It still comes with an 800 MHz processor and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, however. The Tipo will be made available in both single and dual SIM models, which are very popular in some countries.
Both phones are powered with a 1500 mAh battery and should be available in a wide range of colours, as is typical with lower tier handsets. They will no doubt be priced in the low to mid price category and positioned as an ideal first smartphone. They will be launched across the world in the next three months.