Looks like the Sony Xperia U went on sale earlier than expected. Online retailers IMCC & SuperBuy has revealed the Xperia U pricing at RM899 which is a bargain considering it packs a dual-core processor which is unheard of in this price range.
To recap on the specs, the Xperia U comes with a 3.5″ TFT display that pushes 854×480 resolution, a 1GHz dual-core processor, 512MB RAM and 4GB of storage. At the back, there’s a 5MP camera with 720p HD video capabilities and there’s a front facing VGA camera as well. It is 12mm which and weighs about 110 grams. You can compare the Xperia U specs with its Xperia NXT series in our comparison post.
It is available in black and white colour which the bottom portion can be replaced with multiple colours. Details on the interchangeable bottom caps are not known at this point. One of the interesting features of the Xperia U is the transparent belt which illuminates in multiple colours depending on the dominant screen colour.
At time of release, the Xperia U runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread which Sony says it will be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. At RM899, the Xperia U will be going head on with its more expensive rivals such as the Samsung Galaxy W and the HTC One V which are priced at RM999.