Sony Ericcson has officially launched two Android smartphones – Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini and Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro, joining the other handsets Arc, Neo, Pro, and Play of Xperia family. Both handsets will include “Facebook inside Xperia” feature, that’ll also become available on the Xperia arc and Xperia Play through a future software upgrade.
Both Xperia Mini and Xperia Mini Pro will be having Android’s latest Gingerbread OS (v2.3), a 3-inch (320 x 480) scratch-resistant Reality Display with Sony’s BRAVIA engine, 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor (QSD8255 for the Xperia Mini and the MSM8255 for the Xperia Mini Pro), 5-megapixel camera on the back with LED flash & auto focus, 320MB of storage and a micro-SD card slot with included 2GB card included and scope for memory expansion up to 32GB.
For connectivity you’ll find quadband GSM/EDGE, UMTS/HSDPA, WiFi, AGPS, Bluetooth, an FM radio and a 3.5mm headphone jack. A 1200mAh battery is included in each of the both phones. Both phones will be available with support for AT&T’s 3G network, and the Xperia Mini is claimed to be the “world’s smallest smartphone with HD video recording.”
Comparing to the Xperia Mini, the SE Xperia Mini Pro comes with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a scratch resistant mineral glass screen, and the the only other major change is that the Mini Pro includes a front-facing VGA camera for video chat.
As mentioned above, both Xperia Mini and Xperia Mini Pro features Facebook deeper collaboration – that is called “Facebook inside XPERIA” – adding a link button in the “most used areas” of the devices like picture gallery, music player, phonebook, and calendar. It gives you more opportunities to easily share your content with friends.
Price & availability
Both the SE Xperia Mini and Xperia Mini Pro will be releasing globally sometime in Q3, 2011 and will be heading to the U.S. with AT&T frequency bands.
Both phones come in variety of colors, Black, White and Pink. The Xperia Mini has a special Blue color version, while the Mini Pro has a Turquoise one. More images after the break.
[Source: Sony Ericsson]