Sony has officially announced the availability of its single SIM Sony Xperia tipo in Malaysia at the price of RM499. This is one of the cheapest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smart phone you can get right now. The Xperia tipo comes after the Xperia tipo dual that comes with dual-sim support, priced at RM559.
To recap the specs, it is powered by a modest 800MHz Qualcomm processor, 512MB of RAM and 2.9GB of storage which is expandable with microSD. The front has a 3.2″ TFT display that does 480×320 pixels resolution. It comes with a 3.2MP camera that shoots VGA resolution videos. Powering the device is 1,500mAh battery which is rather generous for a entry level device.
Overall it weighs 99 grams and has a thickness of 13mm. Three colours are available – Classic White, Deep Red and Navy Blue. For a limited time, Sony is also bundling a CTIA stereo handset worth RM75. Visit the Xperia tipo page for more info.
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Sony Mobile has announced that its latest entry level Xperia miro and Xperia tipo dual will be coming to Malaysia soon. The Xperia miro is priced at RM699 while the Xperia tipo dual is priced at RM559. So far no availability dates for the Xperia miro but the dual-SIM Xperia tipo dual will be hitting the stores beginning 7th October. The single SIM version of the Xperia tipo will be available later in November with retail price unknown currently.
To recap on the specs, both Xperia miro and tipo runs on a modest 800MHz single core Qualcomm processor and 512MB of RAM. Both comes with a 480×320 resolution display with the miro having a 3.5″ screen while the tipo has a smaller 3.2″ screen. The Xperia miro is a notch higher with 4GB of on board storage, 5MP camera and it also comes with a front facing VGA camera as well. The Xperia tipo dual has a smaller 2.9GB storage and a 3.2MP camera.
Both devices packs a 1,500mAh battery which is generous for an entry level category and both are running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. If the on board storage is not enough, both devices come with micro SD slot for expansion.
Head after the break for our brief hands-on of the two devices.
For the Xperia miro, it runs on a modest 800MHz Qualcomm MSM72275A processor with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage (2.2GB user accessible). Fortunately the storage is expandable via microSD up to 32GB. Over at the front, it has a 3.5″ TFT display that pushes a rather low 480×320 resolution. It comes with a 5MP camera at the back (HD not mentioned) and a front facing VGA camera. It is 9.9mm thick and it weighs 110grams.
For an entry level device, the Xperia miro packs a rather huge 1500mAh capacity battery which is one of the biggest in its class. Sony claims a battery usage life of more than 24 hours for the miro. Considering the better spec dual-core 1GHz Xperia U is priced at RM899, we would expect the Xperia miro to be priced around RM700 range or less. More information on the Xperia miro at their microsite.
Next is the new Xperia tipo which is formerly known as the Tapioca ST21i. Just like the Xperia miro, the Xperia tipo also runs on a 800MHz Qualcomm MSM7225A processor with 512MB RAM and 2.9GB of storage (2.5GB user accessible) that’s also expandable with microSD. The screen is smaller at 3.2″ TFT with 480×320 resolution and the glass is said to be scratch resistant. In terms of imaging, it comes with a 3.2MP camera that shoots VGA video. The Xperia tipo comes in 4 colours – Classic White, Classic Black, Deep Red & Navy Blue.
Despite its low specification hardware, it also runs on the current Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. The Xperia tipo is juiced up with a 1,500mAh battery which claims to provide more than 24 hours of usage. For those that uses more than 1 SIM card, there’s also a dual SIM version called Xperia tipodual. No pricing details were given but both devices are said to be commercially available in Q3 2012.
More information on the Xperia tipo can be found here.
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