Sony Xperia P UK release date tipped as May 7th

Online retailers suggest Sony will launch the Xperia P handset will hit stores next month

Folloing in the wake of the Xperia S, new reports have suggested the MWC unveiled Sony Xperia P will launch on May 7th in the UK

Following the handset’s MWC 2012 official unveiling, the Android powered Sony Xperia P looks set to hit the UK with a number of online retailers teasing the handset’s release date.

Having previously been tipped for a May unveiling, a selection of online retailers have begun offering pre-orders on the Sony Xperia S’s lower range sibling with the first handsets set to ship during the early part of next month.

Sony Xperia P Release Date

Whilst Sony has yet to detail any precise plans for the official Xperia P release date, retailers Clove and Expansys have listed the 4-inch reality display touting handset with a May 7th UK launch. Whilst Clove is allowing consumers to snap the 8-megapixel camera bragging device for just £330, those snapping up the handset from Expansys will be forced to part with £339.

Sony Xperia P Features

The latest mobile phone in the Sony smartphone range features a fetching aluminium unibody, a 4-inch reality display and an 8 megapixel camera using Sony's fast capture tech.

Boasting what Sony calls a White Magic Display technology which aims to make the screen viewable even in the sunniest of conditions. Sony claims it's the smartest and brightest display on the market.

The Sony Xperia P also works with a Motorola Atrix-style smart dock that makes it easy to connect to your TV and offers a laptop computing experience with the capacity to connect other peripherals including keyboard and mouse.

As with the Sony Xperia S the Xperia P is compatible with Sony Smart tags, giving us the power to open apps, change settings and launch services with a sinlge tap against customisable NFC tags.

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