In addition to the new Xperia Tablet S, Sony also presented three new smartphones, with which this year’s product range has grown to over 8 smartphones. The new flagship is the Xperia T, which is the successor to the Xperia S. A 4.6-inch display with HD resolution is used here, and the camera has a resolution of 13 megapixels and can take a full-quality photo from standby in just under a second. A 1.5GHz dual-core processor from the Snapdragon S4 series works between the display and the camera, and there is also 1GB of RAM. Another special feature compared to the Xperia S is the device design, which has become simpler again, and the physical buttons have disappeared and are now integrated in the operating system (Android 4.0).

The Xperia T will still be available in September at an RRP of 549 euros, and the colors black, white and silver will be available.

The Xperia V, which is equipped with a 4.3 inch HD display, doesn’t make a big difference, there is also a 13 megapixel camera and even special protection against water and dust. An MSM8960 from Qualcomm is used as the processor, which is also a dual-core SoC from the current Snapdragon S4 series. The supplied battery is “only” 1750mAh, the internal memory is 8GB and the OS is Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).

The special feature here is the LTE module, which ultimately makes the Xperia V a bit more expensive. It will be available during the fourth quarter at an RRP of 579 euros. The colors black, pink and white will be available.

On top or below there is the Xperia J, which can be classified in the middle class. There is a 4-inch display and a 5-megapixel camera, the processor integrated here is a single-core SoC with a clock rate of 1GHz. As with the other two devices, the 4GB internal memory can be expanded via a microSD card. Here, too, Sony relies on a 1750mAh battery and Android Ice Cream Sandwich.

The Xperia J will be available in the fourth quarter at an RRP of 239 euros, then in black, gold, pink and white.

Short conclusion

Sony just made its product range more confusing today. After about half a year, a new flagship is released, but there is also an almost identical device with LTE on top. They may be good smartphones, but now you have a total of three current smartphones (Xperia S, Xperia T and Xperia V) on a fairly similar level. An Xperia T with LTE would have been enough, especially at a price similar to the competition from HTC and Samsung.