Sony Xperia Tipo And Xperia Tipo Dual Launched In India

Back in June, Sony unveiled the entry-level Xperia Tipo and Xperia Tipo Dual smartphones. As the name suggest, Xperia Tipo is a single SIM variant, while the Xperia Tipo Dual is a dual-SIM variant and the company’s first dual-SIM smartphone. Apart from that, there are no major difference in the specs of these devices. It comes with a 3.2 inch display, 800 MHz processor, 3.2 megapixel camera and more. These handsets run on the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System.

After waiting for nearly 3 months, Sony finally launched the Xperia Tipo and Xperia Tipo dual smartphones in India. The handsets are bundled up with pre-loaded apps such as Bollywood Hungama, Dainik Jagran, appXtra and Cricbuzz. If you are planning to buy one, then check out the complete specs below.

Kenichiro Hibi, Managing Director, Sony India said:
“With the Xperia brand, our aim has always been to innovate ahead of consumer demand. After the launch of Xperia NXT series earlier this year, we are now launching the phone that will reach out to entire India. We have expanded our Xperia range with Tipo – Sony’s first entry level price category smartphone under Xperia brand.”

Sony Xperia Tipo and Tipo Dual features a 3.2 inch touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels, 800 MHz Qualcomm MSM7225AA single-core processor, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System, 3.2 megapixel camera rear-facing camera with VGA video recording and playback, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and much more.

It also comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack, FM radio with RDS, GPS with aGPS, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, USB 2.0, Google Play Store, Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality, 3 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, up to 30 hrs music playback time, up to 5 hrs of talk-time, up to 470 hrs of stand-by time and a 1500 mAh battery.

Sony Xperia Tipo is currently available for Rs.9,999, while the dual-SIM variant comes with a price-tag of Rs.10,499 in India. Vodafone subscribers will get 500 MB of free 3G data for three months, with the purchase of this smartphone.

Sony Unveils The Xperia tipo and tipo-dual Running Ice Cream Sandwich

Along with the Sony Xperia miro, the Japanese company also announced its first dual-SIM capable Android phone, the Xperia tipo. The Xperia tipo is a budget Android phone and will come in single SIM and dual-SIM variants. The handset packs in a relatively small 3.2-inch display with HVGA (320*480) resolution, and will be powered by an 800MHz processor and 512MB of RAM.

The dual-SIM version of the phone will also have a dedicated button on its side to switch between the two SIM cards. Other specs of the tipo include FM radio, GPS with A-GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n, a bunch of sensors, 2.5GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot and a 3.2MP camera at its back that is also capable of recording videos in VGA resolution.

The 13mm thick body of the handset also packs in a beefy 1500mAh battery for up to 24 hours of battery life under heavy usage. Both the variants of the tipo will be running on Ice Cream Sandwich. Sony did not reveal any pricing information but the handsets are expected to hit the market sometime in Q3 of this year in black, white, red and blue colors.