As an incredibly wise, pizza-loving man observed this morning: Sony is “vomiting Xperias”.
James “Jimmy” Martinez scribbled up the Sony Xperia Miro earlier today, but the Japanese manufacturer ain't done yet. Now we’ve got another – technically two phones – in the form of the Xperia tipo.
See, the Xperia tipo will be available in two flavours, namely one with a single SIM, and one supporting dual-SIM action. Predictably, the latter is called the Sony Xperia tipo dual. Incidentally, this is the chap we previously referred to as the Sony Xperia Tapioca.
Other than the SIM stuff, specs for both Sony Xperia tipo models are identical. You’re looking at a 3.2in scratch-resistant display (320 x 480), 800MHz single-core Qualcomm processor, 512MB of RAM, Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0), and a no-frills 3.2MP rear camera.
A YouTube video promises “room for all your content”. Er, so long as said content weighs in at less than 2.5GB. To be fair, that’s augmentable by up to 32GB via microSD.
The Sony Xperia tipo also promises “long lasting battery”. It’s a 1,500mAh slab of juice powering the tipo, teasing the possibility of over 24 hours use - given the relatively modest specs.
Finally, the Sony Xperia tipo - expected in Q3, I should mention - is “made of imagination”, which makes about as much sense as the Samsung Galaxy S III being “designed for humans”. Coming soon: an HTC smartphone that’s “made to be used”.