IFA 2012: Xperia V and Xperia J handsets join Sony's smartphone ranks

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xperia-j-xperia-v.jpgHot on the heels of the IFA 2012 reveal of their new Xperia T flagship smartphone, Sony have revealed a further two Xperia handsets. The Sony Xperia V and Sony Xperia J are smaller, top-to-mid-range Android devices fit for penny-pinching times.

Looking firstly at the Xperia V (pictured above, left), it’s a slightly smaller version of the Xperia T, using a 4.3 inch Mobile Bravia 2 display rather than the 4.6 inch screen seen in the Xperia T. It has a HD-ready 1280×720 resolution screen too, making for a slightly higher pixel density than that of the Xperia T.

Running Android Ice Cream Sandwich off a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor (backed by 1GB of RAM), it’s near identical to the Xperia T, barring that slight drop in screen size.

Under the hood you’ll find 8GB of storage space (expandable by 32GB with microSD cards), as well as 4G LTE, NFC, MHL and Wi-Fi connectivity. Again, the same 13MP camera tech found in the Xperia T is also present, as well as full HD 1080p recording.

Launching in Q4 2012, no pricing details are available for the Xperia V yet, but Black, Pink and White casing shades have been confirmed.

Moving onto the Xperia J (above, right), it’s the most affordable new Sony handset revealed at IFA 2012. Offering a 4-inch touchscreen with a 854×480 resolution, it uses a 1GHz single-core processor backed by 512MB of RAM.

There’s also a 5MP camera onboard, 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, and Android Ice Cream Sandwich as the onboard OS.

Again launching at an as-yet undisclosed price in Q4 2012, the Xperia J will come in Black, Gold, White and Pink colours.

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Gerald Lynch