The Sony Xperia U Visits FCC
It is the smallest member among latest Xperia smartphones, but with a 3.5” WVGA display, it isn’t tiny enough to make users squint on the display. The phone was recently delivered to the FCC for scrutiny and people in the commission used the opportunity to tear the phone down. Despite the small size, the phone is equipped with a 1GHz dual-core processor and Sony Bravia engine. It comes with the 3D surround audio technology and 4GB of internal storage. On the back, users will find a 5Mp camera, which includes additional features such as 3D sweep panorama, face detection and autofocus; it can record 720p videos at 30fps and the VGA front-facing camera is usable for only video calls. Other standard capabilities are A-GPS, satellite navigation and RDS.
It’s quite interesting to discover that the phone still contains traces of Ericsson’s parts and apparently Sony is still unofficially attached to its former partner. The handset looks relatively easy to disassemble and repair, which is certainly a plus. When a phone passes the FCC, this usually means that it is one step closer from hitting the shelves. If all goes well, the phone should be available before Q3 2012.