Sony Ericsson Expands the Xperia Family. Announces 3 new handsets

Sony Ericsson’s Xperia mini series handsets has been a success story and sony wants to push the benchmark even higher with the all new Xperia Mini and Xperia Mini Pro. The new Xperia Mini handsets look and feel exactly the same way as Xperia X10 mini and Xperia X10 mini pro did.



So, what’s new in the Xperia Mini handsets? Well, we have provided a small comparison chart below which will make it easier for you to comprehend what’s new in the Xperia mini handsets. Between pro and non-pro versions, you get a slide-out FULL QWERTY keypad. Apart from that the specifications remain the same. The new xperia mini handsets are superior in hardware, and therefore can afford to be powered/graced by Android gingerbread operating system. Also, Xperia mini handsets becomes the world’s smallest HD video recording and photo capturing smartphone. Interesting 🙂

Features Xperia X10 mini New Xperia Mini
Processor 600 Mhz 1Ghz
RAM 128 MB 512 MB
Display Size 2.55 inches 3.0 inches
Display resolution 320×240 320×480
Display Engine None BRAVIA
Display screen Scratch resistant Scratch resistant mineral glass
Expandable upto 16GB 32 GB
Operating System Android 2.1 (Eclair) Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
High Defintion Video capture No Yes (@720p)
Colours Black, Red, Silver, Lime, Pearl White Black, White, Blue, Dark Pink, Turquoise.
Deep Facebook Integration No Yes

Sony has not announced details about the availability and the pricing. But expect these devices to reach the market by beginning of Q3 2011.


You might be wondering what’s the third handset that Sony Ericsson announced. Well, it’s Xperia Acro – a smartphone launched exclusively for Japan. Xperia Acro is based on Xperia Arc handset and you can think of this as a fine-tuned Arc (Arc is not a unsophisticated handset by the mile!). The handset is powered by 1Ghz processor, 512MB RAM and Android gingerbread operating system. Has a very slim form factor; Got ExMor powered 8.1 mega pixels high quality camera; brilliant display engined powered by BRAVIA. It has got some new features such as infrared port, mobile wallet that was not originally found in Arc. Apart from very minor differences, it’s very hard understand how Arc is different from Acro.



Quick Specifications

  • 4.2 inch multi-touch Reality Display
  • 1 GHz Qualcomm processor
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
  • 854 x 480 pixels resolution
  • Mobile BRAVIA Engine
  • Virtual QWERTY keypad.
  • 8.1 megapixel camera
  • Sony Exmor R
  • HD (720p) video recording
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • A-GPS
  • Bluetooth
  • PlayNow service
  • TrackID music recognition app
  • 3D games
  • Motion gaming
  • stereo FM Radio
  • HDMI
  • DLNA
  • USB support
  • Wi-Fi
  • Mobile TV
  • Infrared port
  • Mobile wallet
  • Wisepilot turn-by-turn navigation
  • 512 MB internal memory
  • 32 GB expandable memory
  • 8 GB Memory card bundled
  • 1500mAh battery
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