Android 2.3 phone Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo comes to India priced at Rs. 24,999

Friday, April 8, 2011, 9:38 by Tech Correspondent

It’s raining Sony Ericsson Xperia phones in India!

After the recent launch of Sony Ericsson Xperia Play and Xperia Arc smartphones here, the company is set to bring the Xperia Neo phone to Indian markets at a suggested price of Rs. 24,999.

Online retailer Infibeam is already offering the phone at a discount price of Rs. 24,650. Expect further discounts from other retailers too once more shipments of the Neo’s start arriving.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo specifications

The Xperia Neo is an Android version of Sony Ericsson’s Vivaz series of smartphones that were based on Symbian architecture. The Neo runs Android’s latest version for smartphones: Gingerbread.

Photo: Xperia Neo

The phone is powered by a 1GHz Scorpion processor in a Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon chipset. The bar phone measures 116 x 57 x 13 mm and weighs only 1236 grams. Must readCheap and best Android phones in India

The Neo has a 3.7-inch LED-backlit touchscreen display  that renders a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. The Xperia Neo features the goodness of Bravia video processing engine, the technology you find in high-end Bravia HDTVs. As such, you get vibrant and true-to-life colors on your Sony Ericsson phone.

The Xperia Neo touch phone comes with an 8.1-megapixel camera with Sony’s award-winning Exmor R for mobile image sensor. The same sensor powers Sony’s Cyber-shot range of digital cameras. At maximum aperture of f/2.4, more light reaches the image sensor and you can take great pictures in low-light conditions too.

You can also capture HD videos with your Xperia phone. And then you can connect your Xperia Neo to your HDTV using the built-in HDMI connector. Apart from that, the Neo offers you a front-facing camera also for video calls and taking self portraits. Also seeTop-of-the-line camera phones

Other features of Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo smartphone are accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate, proximity sensor for auto turn-off, Adobe Flash 10.1 support, FM Radio and A-GPS support. The phone’s memory can be expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card.

Data and connectivity options include GPRS, EDGE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and 3G support. The Xperia phone supports Java. Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo is powered by a 1500mAh battery that delivers almost 7 hours of talk time in a 2G network and 6 hours in a 3G network.