Sony Xperia P & U to release in Australia next week

Sony has been busy in the last few months as it broke away from former mobile partner Ericsson, and has since announced its new line of Xperia smartphones that have gained a lot of fans in the markets that have actually received them, but today we have news that the Sony Xperia P and U are to release in Australia.

Since the new Xperia range was announced the devices haven’t really enjoyed a smooth global rollout, as the Android Authority are reporting the mid-range Xperia P and the budget Xperia U have only made it to some European countries while in the US the handsets are only available unlocked, but it has been revealed that both the Xperia P and Xperia U will be available in Australia in the next few weeks via Crazy John’s and Telstra.

The country’s largest carrier Telstra will be offering its customers the Xperia P from June 26th and it will be available from free with a new two year contract and the AU$49 Freedom Connect Plan. The Xperia P will be available on other contract plans as well with full details coming next week. To recap the Sony Xperia P looks similar to the flagship Xperia S, but with slightly lower specifications, but it still comes with a 1GHz dual core processor with 1GB of RAM powering a 4-inch LCD capacitive display with 960 x 540 resolution.

It runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread but it will eventually be upgraded to Android 4.0 at some point, and the device also features an eight megapixel camera with 16GB of on board storage. Meanwhile the more affordable Xperia U will be available on Crazy John’s and be available free on a $15 per month contract. This features a 1GHz dual core processor powering a 3.5-inch display and a five megapixel camera.

Also both the handsets will be available as SIM free versions via Sony Centre stores and Dick Smith’s with the Xperia P costing S449 and the U selling for $299. Do you plan to get the Sony Xperia P or Xperia U?

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