Sony Ericsson has announced its next-generation Xperia Mini family and the new line features boosted specs and will launch with Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
The new Xperia mini and mini pro will launch with a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, Android 2.3. 3-inch capacitive Bravia Engine Reality Display, memory card slot up to 32 GB, DLNA, WiFi, 3G, 5-megapixel cameras with HD video capturing capabilities. The major difference is that the mini pro will feature a slide-out keyboard again.
“We wanted to provide consumers even greater choice across the Xperia range, while building on the success of the original mini series,” said Steve Walker, Head of Marketing, Sony Ericsson in a prepared statement. “These turbo-charged smartphones now contain even more power, enhanced functionality, a larger screen and premium features unique to Sony Ericsson. They are packed full of features, making them a perfect choice for consumers looking for all the benefits of Android and Sony in a beautiful and easy to use compact form factor.”
What can we expect from the Sony Ericsson Xperia mini and mini pro? Well, the refined specs and software should make these devices a bit better than the originals. From our full review of the first devices:
So who should pick up the X10 Mini or Mini Pro? Light smartphone users who are primarily interested in something fashionable that can take good pictures, and handle messaging in a pinch. Hardcore users will likely be left unsatisfied with the smaller screen, weak battery life, and older operating system, but casual users won’t notice or care.
[Via Sony Ericsson]