Following the earlier teaser on the Sony Mobile Facebook page, Sony fans have moved the countdown fast forward and Sony just announced its latest Xperia Android smartphone, the Xperia miro. While Sony has yet to release the full press release and specs, it was already unveiled that the Xperia miro runs on Android 4.0, features a 3.5" touchscreen, a 5 megapixel camera which allows to record videos up to 30 fps, an additional front facing camera, as well as unique and customizable illuminations for incoming messages and social updates. Other than that, the Xperia miro is said to be a slim and stylish smartphone and it looks a little bit like the legitimate follower of the xperia ray.
The Xperia miro will be available in black, black/pink, while and white/gold.
UPDATE: We found some specs on Sony Mobile's website, Sony seems to hide from us for now and according to these, the Xperia miro is a pretty low-end phone, even if it's running Ice Cream Sandwich. The miro is said to be powered by a Qualcomm MSM7225A CPU at 800 MHz only the the 3.5" display is only featuring 320 x 480 pixel. At a size of 113 x 59.4 x 9.9 mm, the miro is expected to weight 110 gram only, including the 1500 mAh battery.
It seems it's planned for a worldwide release, since there will two versions available. The global one, called ST23i, supports quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE and dualband UMTS/HSPA at 900/2100 Mhz and the American, called ST23a, which supports triband UMTS/HSPA at 850/1900/2100 MHz. Furthermore onboard are WiFi b/g/n at 2.4 GHz and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR. The Xperia miro has 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB (up to 2.2 GB user-accessible memory) of flash memory which can be expanded with microSD memory cards.
The Sony Xperia miro is expected to launch globally in Q3-2012. A price wasn't announced today.
Cheers ~ Arne