Sony has announced the Xperia P smartphone at MWC 2012. The Xperia P features a unique aluminum unibody design, which is integrated with the transparent bar heralded on the Xperia S. Apart from the Xperia P sports a 4-inch display with Sony’s new ‘White Magic’ display technology on which the company touts best in class visibility and a dual-core processor, 8-megapixel camera with Exmor-R technology, NFC capabilities, HDMI output and synergy with Sony’s suite of services. While Sony stayed mum on the version of Android the device will run, the unit unveiled suggested 2.3 gingerbread with a Sony custom skin. If this is true, we can expect an update soon, though Sony has said that it will soon release Android 4.0 ICS for its older Xperia devices, so it is likely that the XPERIA P will come with Android 4.0 out of the box.
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In addition to this Sony has also announced a unique docking system – The SmartDock, which will enable users to connect their Xperia smartphones with their HDTVs in turn enabling them to view content on a larger canvas. Notably, through this system users will have the ability to add input devices like a keyboard and mouse enhancing the productivity capabilities of the smartphone. Sony has said that the device will ship in Q2 of 2012, though there is no word on pricing, yet. Also Read - Apple CEO Tim Cook claims iOS is more secure than Android
Update: Earlier we were speculating on which version of Android will ship with the device, but now Sony has confirmed that the device will ship with Android 2.3 gingerbread, however it will be upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Apart from this, the device will have a dual-core processor clocked at 1GHz and will also have 16GB of onboard flash storage. Also Read - Samsung and LG confirm presence at in-person CES 2022