Do you remember the Sony Xperia U that we told you about not so long ago? The smartphone was supposed to be released in the UK early this month but was later pushed to May 28. It’s still a few days before the supposed launch date, but Three UK has already announced its availability, starting today on three.co.uk and from tomorrow at all Three stores in the UK.
If you’re in the UK right now and you’re interested in getting hold of the “cheapest” model among the current crop of Sony Xperia smartphones, then it’s just a matter of clicking on the order button online or waiting until tomorrow to buy it from a brick and mortar store. Note that you’ll need to sign up for the Essential Internet 100 plan, which will cost you £15 a month, or the Essential Internet 500 plan, which goes for £20 a month. Both of the plans are “fear-free”, meaning that you won’t be overcharged for using more over your monthly allowance. If you prefer to get the phone without the monthly fees, you can opt to get it via Three’s Pay As You Go package, which will cost you £179.99.
As a review and also to prepare you on what to expect from the Sony Xperia U, its key specs and features are: 3.5-inch display with Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine technology, 5MP camera with Exymoor R sensor technology and 1.5 second image capture, 1GHz dual-core processor, color-matching illumination strip, changeable color caps, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS. The good news is that Sony promises to roll out the Android 4 ICS update in the coming days.
Pretty impressive features for a budget-friendly Android smartphone, right? So who’s getting the Sony Xperia U?