Fresh off officially dropping Ericsson from their name, Sony announced two new phones to their Xperia NXT series. The Xperia P and Xperia U are the little brothers to the Xperia S, which was announced at CES. Neither offer anything groundbreaking but the specs make it seem like both will be solid phones. Unfortunately, they will ship running Gingerbread with an upgrade to ICS at a later time.

The Xperia P is a 4-inch phone with a Reality Display and WhiteMagic display technology. Sony claims it offers “an ultra-bright and power efficient viewing experience”. Only time will tell how good the screen is in everyday use. Inside, the Xperia P has a 1GHz dual-core processor, 16GB of flash storage, a 8MP camera, and  NFC. The Xperia U is the low-end of the three. It has a 3.5-inch Reality Display with a 1GHz dual-core processor and 5MP camera.

Both phones will be available in the second quarter of 2012.

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