Sony Xperia U was officially announced in February 2012 at Mobile World Congress tech fair in Barcelona. Sony released the smartphone on the market in May.
The mid-range device arrives with a 3.5-inch TFT display with 480 x 854 resolution and a pixel density of 280 ppi. Just like the other members of the Xperia tribe it boasts about Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine technology. The processing tasks are supplied by a NovaThor U850 chipset with dual-core 1 GHz Cortex A9 CPU and Mali 400 GPU.
The smartphone was launched with Android 2.3 Gingerbread and it can be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It’s equipped with 512 MB of RAM, it has 4 GB storage, and no microSD support.
Xperia U is 112 mm tall, 54 mm wide, 12 mm thick and weighs in at 110 grams. Has an 8 MP rear-facing shooter with LED flash and 720p video recording and a VGA user-facing camera. In terms of connectivity it arrives with HSPA, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, and microUSB 2.0.
The smartphone is powered by a 1,320 mAh battery. According to the Japan-based company the battery is capable of getting the smartphone through over 5 hours of 3G talk time on a single charge.