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Sony announces the mid-range Xperia miro

Sony attempted to generate hype around its latest smartphone launch with a countdown timer through Facebook and this was the perhaps biggest giveaway we were given. The Xperia miro was unveiled when the timer hit zero and is a mid-range, social focused Android smartphone – although we don't many signs of that in the material released so far.

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The miro itself has a 3.5 inch display with a 320 x 480 resolution is encased in an nice 9.9mm thin shell. Interestingly, the legacy menu key is present and to further complicate things the back key is on the left hand side; away from most users. Inside is a 800 MHz Qualcomm MSM7225A single core processor, 4 GB of internal storage plus a MicroSD slot. It has a 5 MP camera which results in 30 FPS (presumably 720p) video recording. There is also a front facing VGA camera for video calling.

In the video we are told that it can “easily connect and view on any screen” so we are going to assume it supports the usual DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0 and MHL standards. Software wise it will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with Sony's UXP NXT user interface layered on top.

It will launch later on this year in the third quarter, but no word on regional availability was specifically mentioned but a European launch is likely. The Sony Xperia miro will be available in black, silver, pink and gold.

KitGuru says: Sony knows how to play the low-mid range smartphone game rather well.

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