Sony Announces Xperia T, TX, V, J Smartphones, And Xperia Tablet S

That’s right. Sony just announced Xperia T, V and J – three new Android smartphones, running Ice Cream Sandwich, and an Android tablet, Xperia Tablet S. Xperia branding all around, which is a good thing. But they’ve been unloading tons of devices, and have announced nearly 17 smartphones in 2012, excluding the carrier-specific versions. Rants aside, here’s the deal – Xperia T is the global flagship, while the Xperia TX is the Asian version (hey, I’m not racist.), the Xperia V is the new mid-range device, with specs slightly lower than the Xperia T; and the Xperia J is the new low-end device. Lastly, there’s the Xperia Tablet S. Yeah, they haven’t given up on tablets either.

First up, the Xperia Tablet S. I’m going to shut up and mention the specs for now –

Sony Xperia Tablet S

The Xperia Tablet S runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and comes with a quad core Tegra 3 processor. There’s a 9.4″ display with OptiContrast technology, with a low friction coating. I can see that being useful, and a good thing.

The phones now. Sony announced three phones, and the TX is basically a variant of the Xperia T. So here they are.

The Xperia T comes with a 4.6″ 720p display, that is, 1280×720 pixels. There’s a dual core Krait processor to keep things humming, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Sony Xperia T

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, with Sony’s NXT UI on top
  • 4.6″ HD display, 1280×720 pixels
  • 1.5 GHz dual core Snapdragon S4 Krait processor, Adreno 225 GPU
  • 13 MP camera, LED flash, 1080p recording; front facing VGA camera
  • 1 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, expandable with a microSD card
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, Hotspot, Direct, DLNA, GPS
  • 1850 mAh battery
  • Comes in LTE and HSPA+ versions

The Xperia TX is a bit different in its dimensions, and it’s a HSPA+ only device, and 1750 mAh battery. Other than that, it’s basically an Xperia T.

Moving on to the Xperia V.

Sony Xperia V

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, with Sony’s NXT UI on top
  • 4.3″ HD display, 1280×720 pixels
  • 1.5 GHz dual core Snapdragon S4 Krait processor, Adreno 225 GPU
  • 13 MP camera, LED flash, 1080p recording; front facing VGA camera
  • 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, expandable with a microSD card
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, Hotspot, Direct, DLNA, GPS
  • 1750 mAh battery

I’m sorry. It’s just the Xperia T with a smaller display and half the internal memory. One extra feature, though – it’s Waterproof. Apparently, it’s the phone with the highest degree of water resistance. Other than that, nothing new here.

Lastly, the Xperia J.

Sony Xperia J

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, with Sony’s NXT UI on top
  • 4″ FWVGA display
  • 1 GHz Scorpion processor
  • 5 MP camera, LED flash, VGA recording; front facing VGA camera
  • 512 RAM, 4 GB internal memory, expandable with a microSD card
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, Hotspot, GPS
  • 1750 mAh battery

They basically just launched 2 irrelevant devices (read: Xperia TX and Xperia V), and cheaped out on the Xperia J. They could have put in a GB of RAM and a dual core processor, and Sony is not known to price its products on par with others, like say Samsung, or LG. So yeah, Sony, why this Kolaveri?