Sony introduces Xperia tipo with dual-sim option, Xperia tipo dual

News V.A Kulkarni 09:28, 14 Jun 2012

Sony’s new handsets Xperia tipo and Xperia tipo dual will hit markets in Q3 2012 with ICS on board

The tech world has been talking about the Xperia tipo for a while now and Sony has finally put all the guess work and rumours to rest by unveiling the handset. In fact, the tech giant has introduced the phone in two variants, out of which one is a dual-sim device.

The Xperia tipo and the Xperia tipo dual have the same features, specs and design, the only difference being the latter’s compatibility with two sim cards. According to the experts over at Android Authority, even this compatibility isn’t as great as it sounds since users need to push a button on the side of the phone to active one or the other sim cards. Both sims cannot be used simultaneously.

Both of Sony’s phones are powered by 800 MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processors and run on Android’s ICS OS. Both handsets carry an internal memory of 2.9 GB with the ability to expand storage with the help of microSD cards. Connectivity options on the two phones include 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. 1500 mAh batteries power the devices.

The Xperia tipo and the Xperia tipo dual sport a 3.2-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 480x320 pixels. Both displays are protected by scratch resistant glass. Both phones come with a 3.2-megapixel rear-facing camera too. 

Sony’s latest offerings are light and thin; they weigh 99.4 gram and are 13mm thick. The phones come in 4 colours: black, white, red and navy blue. Though Sony has not yet released the pricing of the Xperia tipo and the Xperia tipo dual, given the specs of the phones, they should ideally be quite reasonable. 

If Sony prices these phones smartly, they might just be the perfect devices for those looking for the ICS experience on a simple device with a price to match. We will keep a lookout for pricing and availability details via-a-vis an India launch. Stay tuned.  


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