Sony’s Xperia P and U Are the Budget Little Brothers to That Gorgeous Xperia S

Given Sony already torpedoed its Xperia S back at CES, you can aaaaalmost forgive the now-lacking-in-Ericsson company for its lacklustre MWC showings. New Sony boss Kaz Hirai took to the stage to intro the Xperia P and Xperia U phones, which, as rumoured, are both dual-core phones with 8 and 5-megapixel cameras between ‘em.

The Xperia U has a 3.5-inch "reality" display, whereas the P has a 4-inch qHD screen, with Sony's new "White Magic" screen tech for using in direct sunlight.

Cameras on both phones can shoot in 2D and 3D modes, and they both use NFC too.

Three UK has confirmed it'll be stocking the Xperia U; you can check out their hands-on video here. Both will be on sale in the first half of 2012, so keep an eye peeled for more networks' confirmations that they'll be stocking ‘em…though we'd suggest springing for the Xperia S if you're that-way-inclined. [Gizmodo UK]

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Sony’s Xperia P and U Are the Budget Little Brothers to That Gorgeous Xperia S

Sony’s Xperia P and U Are the Budget Little Brothers to That Gorgeous Xperia S