Sony unveils the Xperia T, Xperia V, and Xperia J at IFA

Sony held their IFA press conference today and they just announced the Xperia T, Xperia V, and Xperia J. All three feature the same award-winning design that was first introduced with the Xperia arc and Xperia arc S. All three phones will feature Sony’s media applications. The WALKMAN application will allow consumers to listen to music stored on their PCs, “liked” by Facebook friends, and through Music Unlimited. Sony will also offer a 60 day free trial to Music Unlimited. The movies application will allow consumers to download and rent a variety of movies. For both applications, consumers can remotely view photos and videos that are stored on their home server.

Sony also unveiled its “One-touch” function, which takes NFC beyond traditional uses. With “One-touch” consumers can easily enjoy music and photos across an array of NFC enabled Sony devices. All you have to do is touch one device to another to establish a wireless connection. They showed a new speaker (SRS-BTV5) that works with the Xperia T and Xperia V utilizing “One-touch.”

Hit the break for the full specs of each phone

The Xperia T (above) is the flagship device and will also be known as the Xperia TX in other markets. It will come with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and be upgraded to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean following the global launch, which will take place in the news couple of weeks.

Full specs

  • Xperia T key features:
  • 4.6” HD Reality Display powered by the Mobile BRAVIA® Engine for razor sharp clarity
  • 13MP fast capture camera that goes from sleep mode to snap in just over a second
  • Full 1080p HD video recording capabilities and a 720p HD front camera for the highest quality content
  • Easy connectivity with ‘One-touch’ function enabled by NFC
  • PlayStation™ Certified
  • Latest generation 1.5GHz dual core processor for improved battery life, fast performance and ultra sharp graphics
  • Android version 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Will be upgraded to Android version 4.1 (Jelly Bean) following launch. Detailed timing to follow MHL connectivity for viewing content on a big screen without the need for a
  • charger
  • Use Xperia TV Dock with MHL to HDMI converter and charging connector to enjoy photos and videos on an HDMI enabled TV
  • In some markets Xperia T will be known as Xperia TX
  • Available in Black, Silver and White colours

Next up is the Xperia V (above), which will have LTE connectivity and be water and dust resistant. This one won’t be released until the 4th quarter. It will also get the Jelly Bean update shortly after launch.

Key features:

  • 4.3” HD Reality Display powered by the Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 for razor sharp clarity
  • 13 MP fast capture camera with full HD video recording.
  • Latest generation 1.5GHz dual core processor for improved battery life, fast performance and ultra sharp graphics
  • LTE for the fastest data download speeds (in markets where technology is available)
  • Easy connectivity with One-touch ‘One-touch’ enabled by NFC
  • Clear audio+ for the highest level of sound quality
  • PlayStation™ Certified
  • Android version 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Will be upgraded to Android version 4.1 (Jelly Bean) following launch. Detailed timing to follow
  • Highest levels of dust and water resistance in a smartphone (IP55/57+) ensure protection from the effects of immersion up to 1m for 30 minutes
  • MHL connectivity for viewing content on a big screen without the need for a charger
  • Available in Black, Pink and White colours

Last up is the Xperia J (above), which will be a lower-end model and will also be released in the 4th quarter,

Key features:

  • 9.2mm slim stylish design
  • Large 4.0” FWVGA Display
  • Social media updates with illumination
  • 5MP AF camera
  • Front chat camera
  • Available in Black, Gold, White and Pink colours

 


About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.