Sony announces the Xperia P with Android 2.3, 4-inch display, NFC, dual-core processor

Today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Sony unveilled new phones that will be joining the NXT series, one of which is the Xperia P. The Sony Xperia P is a unibody aluminum handset with a 4-inch display. It is the first handset from Sony to use to company’s new White Magic display technology, which makes the phones more readable in sunlight. The Xperia P is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor, and runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Before you get upset about the outdated OS, Sony says that an upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is coming in Q2, so don’t worry too much.

The Xperia P also features an 8-megapixel camera that is capable of recording video at 1080P, support for NFC, so you’ll be able to use Google Wallet and Sony’s new Smart Tags, which lets you create macros for your phone.

The phone will be available sometime during Q2 of this year in three different colors. Unfortunately, no pricing or market informaton was made available.

Check out the hands-on pictures and the video courtesy of the guys over at The Verge.

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