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Xperia™ P available in Singapore from Singtel on May 18

Singapore 8 May 2012 - Singapore Telecommunications Ltd (Singtel) and Sony Mobile Communications today announced that the highly anticipated Xperia™ P Android smartphone will be available in Singapore exclusively from Singtel on 18 May 2012.

Xperia™ P, from the Xperia™ NXT series, combines iconic design and an enhanced user interface to deliver a superior communications and multimedia experience on the move.  With Sony’s WhiteMagic™ technology, the Xperia™ P’s 4-inch screen delivers an unrivalled viewing experience to ensure that images are always clear, even in glaring sunlight.

Xperia™ P is equipped with Sony's xLoud™, Clear Bass and 3D surround sound audio technology to provide users with the ultimate digital music experience.  It can also stream music to wireless speakers with a touch using DLNA technology.  (Please refer to Appendix 1 for detailed handset specifications)

To make the most of Xperia™ P's audio capabilities, Singtel is offering customers three months of AMPed Premium music service at no charge.  This award-winning service provides unlimited music streaming and downloads from a growing library of more than three million songs. 

Ms Diana Chen, Singtel's Head of Consumer Sales, said: “Singtel is committed to putting the latest and most compelling mobile devices into the hands of our customers.  We aim to go beyond providing connectivity to enhancing our customers' lives with exciting content-rich multimedia experiences.  Singtel apps, such as AMPed and the skoob eBook service, will allow users to enjoy the superb multimedia capabilities of the Xperia™ P.”

Mr Ola Lilja Molen, Head of Southeast Asia Markets, Sony Mobile said: “The partnership with Singtel demonstrates our commitment to deliver superior entertainment experience to Xperia™ users.  Incorporating Sony’s best audio technology and Singtel's AMPed service, Xperia™ P provides music lovers with unlimited access to music and unrivalled entertainment experience on the go.”

Price plans

Mobile plans

3G Flexi Lite

3G Flexi Value

3G Flexi Plus

Xperia™ P price

$248

$48

$0

Monthly Subscription

$39.90

$59.90

$99.90

Free 3 months AMPed Premium

Unlimited song downloads and streaming

with no data charges

Customers may pre-order Xperia™ P from 9 May, 7am at www.singtel.com/xperiap.

High res images can be downloaded at:

https://picasaweb.google.com/116497749681519397963/MWC2012#5713463559322617698


Appendix 1 – Detailed handset specifications

Xperia™ P – ultra-bright viewing experience

The Xperia™ P debuts WhiteMagic™ display technology from Sony for the first time on a smartphone.  WhiteMagic™ technology delivers the brightest viewing experience; whether at the beach or on ski slopes.  Smart power efficiency automatically adjusts the brightness of the screen to the surroundings to conserve battery life.

Xperia™ P sports a full aluminium unibody design and boasts Reality Display powered by Mobile BRAVIA® Engine for razor-sharp clarity, along with fast capture to take the camera from sleep to snap in a little over a second with a single key press.  The smartphone comes with a powerful 1 GHz dual-core processor for super fast performance. 

The new SmartDock, exclusively for Xperia™ P, offers simple connectivity to multiple screens, turning the smartphone into an entertainment hub for the living room.  Using a TV remote control consumers can easily navigate their smartphone’s media content to watch their HD videos, the latest movies or favourite TV shows on the big screen.  With USB support in the SmartDock, they can also use a wireless keyboard and mouse to write emails, browse and post on Facebook or watch videos from YouTube on their TV.

Xperia™ NXT series - iconic design

The Xperia™ NXT series features an iconic design that is instantly recognisable. The phones sport a “transparent element” encircling the base of the phone which illuminates when receiving calls, texts and notifications. The same design principles apply to the new UI – offering rich applications and content with a simple and clean look.  

Xperia™ NXT series – crisp and loud sound experience

Xperia™ NXT users will enjoy a crisp and loud sound experience with the xLoud™, Clear Bass and Sony 3D surround sound audio technology integrated into the music player.  They can also stream music from their Xperia NXT™ smartphones to wireless speakers with a touch using DLNA.  With these technologies and a new music and video player, the Xperia™ NXT series will deliver compelling entertainment experiences. 

Xperia™ SmartTags – switch your smartphone settings with a single swipe  

The Xperia™ P is NFC enabled and it comes with two NFC Xperia™ SmartTags in the box.  Simply swipe the phone on a SmartTag and the pre-configured profile will be launched automatically. These profiles can be easily personalised to reflect any taste, designed to save consumers’ time and make their lives easier. 

Xperia™ and Box ® free online storage

Xperia™ users get free 50GB storage for life before the end of December 2012.  Simply download the Box® app from the Google Play™ store on the Xperia™ smartphone to enjoy the free 50GB storage.

Key features for Xperia™ P

  • 4” Reality Display powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine
  • WhiteMagic™ display technology for an ultra-bright and power efficient viewing experience
  • 1 GHz dual-core processor for super fast performance with 16GB flash storage
  • 8MP camera with unique fast capture, HD recording and Sony technology to capture 2D and 3D panoramic images
  • Easy HDMI and DLNA connectivity to share content on any screen
  • Crisp and loud listening with xLoud and 3D surround sound audio technology
  • NFC (Near Field Communications) enabled to access a growing range of NFC applications and services as well as Xperia™ SmartTags
  • Available in a choice of silver and black, all with an aluminium unibody

Colour

Silver

Black

Facts

Size: 122 x 59.5 x 10.5 mm

Weight: 126 grams

1 GHz STE U8500 dual-core processor

Google Android™ 2.3 (Gingerbread), upgradeable to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

Camera

3D Sweep Panorama™

8 MP camera

8x digital zoom

Auto focus

Face detection

Flash/Photo flash

Flash/Photo light

Front-facing camera (VGA)

Geotagging

HD video recording (1080p)

Image stabiliser

Red-eye reduction

Scene recognition

Self-timer

Smile detection

Sony Exmor R™ for mobile image sensor

Sweep Panorama™

Sweep Multi Angle™

Touch capture

Touch focus

Video light

Video recording

Music

3D surround sound

Album art

Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)

Clear bass

Clear stereo

Music Player

SensMe™

TrackID™ music recognition

xLoud™

Internet

Google play™

Bookmarks

Google™ search

Google Voice™ Search

Google Maps™ for Mobile with Street view and Latitude™

NeoReader™ barcode scanner

Web browser (WebKit™)

Communication

 

Call list

Conference calls

Facebook™ application

Facebook inside Xperia™

Google Talk™ application

Noise suppression

Xperia™ Timescape™

Speakerphone

Twitter™ (Timescape™ integration)

Video chat ready

Messaging

 

Conversations

Email

Google Mail™

Instant messaging

Multimedia messaging (MMS)

Predictive text input

Sound recorder

Text messaging (SMS)

Design

 

Auto rotation

Gesture input

Keyboard (on-screen, QWERTY)

Live Wallpaper

Reality Display with Sony WhiteMagic™ technology

Screenshot capturing

Mobile BRAVIA® Engine

Touch screen

Contains post consumer recycled plastic and waterborne paint

Entertainment

 

 

 

 

3D Album

Accelerated Adobe Flash Video

Media browser

Motion gaming

Radio (FM radio with RDS)

Send to web

Sony Entertainment Network

TV launcher

Video streaming

YouTube™

Organiser

 

Airplane mode

Alarm clock

Calculator

Calendar

Contacts

Document readers

eCompass™

E-Manual

Notes

Setup guide

Stopwatch

Tasks

Timer

Connectivity

 

3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA)

aGPS

Bluetooth™ wireless technology

DLNA Certified®

HDMI support

Media Transfer Protocol support

Micro USB support

Native USB tethering

NFC

PC Companion

Synchronisation via Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®

USB High speed 2.0 support

USB host

USB Mass Storage

Wi-Fi®

Wi-Fi® hotspot functionality

Wisepilot™ turn-by-turn navigation

 

All services mentioned in this leaflet may not be available in every market.

Display

 

4” Reality Display with Sony WhiteMagic™ technology

960 x 540 pixels (qHD)

16,000,000 colour TFT

Hard coated shatter proof sheet on scratch-resistant mineral glass

Memory

Internal phone storage: 16 GB (up to 13 GB user-accessible memory)

Networks

UMTS HSPA 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I)

GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900

Battery life

Talk time GSM: Up to 6 hrs*

Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 470 hrs*

 

Talk time UMTS: Up to 5 hrs*

Standby time UMTS: Up to 475 hrs*

 

Music listening time: Up to 80 hrs

Video playback time: Up to 4 hrs

 

Battery: 1305 mAh

 

*Values are according to GSM Association Battery Life Measurement Technique.  Battery performance may vary depending on network conditions and configurations, and phone usage.

In the kit

Xperia™ P

1305mAh embedded battery

Clear audio certified stereo headset

Quick charger (EP850) (Charge 10 minutes for 60 minutes of talktime)

Micro USB cable for charging

1 pair of Xperia™ SmartTags

HDMI cable