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.

[via SlashGear]

  • Jose Marie Maquinay

    As much as I want to like it, the problem lies with it not being a dual standby model, which basically defeats the purpose of having a dual SIM phone…

    • Ziggy247

      @Maquinay: Same here. Thought I’ve finally found a Dual Standby phone from a reputable company. But, alas!

      Q: Any1 with a better option/suggestion than the HTC Desire V Dual Standby phone should pls drop a link at:

      • Jose Marie Maquinay

        Price wise, the HTC Desire V is pricy, but the specs is OK. But for me, an Alcatel 918N is a good dual SIM standby phone, and for 140$, its a steal.

      • rat 121

        galaxy s-deos b way better…with ram 768 as comparison with htc v 512
        n front cam….

    • rat 121

      its so fucked up dude i basickly got this phone 4dual standby purpose only n now its so fucking irretating,…i sud’hav gone4nother better optionss
      can nothing b done now…i mean with d phone4dual standby.
      do rply