Sony has unveiled a couple of new budget smartphone offerings called the tipo and the tipo dual. The tipo dual is Sony's dual SIM card offering and other than that dual SIM card feature, the two phones have the same features. The dual version has a button on the side to switch between the two SIM cards. Both phones have a 3.2-inch screen.
The 3.2-inch screen has a resolution of 480 x 320 and the smartphones run Android 4.0 ICS. Under the hood is an 800 MHz processor, Bluetooth, and integrated Wi-Fi. The smartphones also have integrated GPS/aGPS, an FM tuner with RDS, and a standard 3.5 mm headphone port. The rear camera is a 3.2-megapixel unit that can record video.
The phone has 512 MB of RAM and 2.5 GB of storage with a microSD card slot for expansion. The phone has a 1500 mAh battery promising 24 hours of use per charge. The phones are 13 mm thick and weigh a bit more than 99 g. The tipo will come in white, red, and blue with the tipo dual coming in black or white only. Pricing and availability are unknown.