Sony unveils next-generation Xperia mini smartphones with HD video

Sony claims its two new Xperia mini smartphones are the world's smallest Android phones with HD recording.

The Xperia mini pro (above) Xperia mini (below) feature HD video recording, a 'reality display' with mobile Bravia engine, access to more than 150,000 apps on Android Market and the ability to place up to 16 apps on the homescreen.

They're powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, run the latest Gingerbread 2.3 software and have a 3in touchscreen display.

Social networking functionality includes the new Facebook Inside Xperia feature, which provides Facebook access from the phone's picture gallery, music player, phonebook and calendar.

The Xperia mini pro has a slide-out keyboard for fast message typing, and is pre-loaded with Office Suite and McAfee antivirus software.

Colour options are black, white, dark pink and blue for the Xperia mini, and black, white, pink and turquoise for the mini Pro.

Both have a 5MP VGA camera, LED flash, WebKit web browser, Sony Ericsson music player, A2DP Bluetooth, Twitter integration and 3D gaming compatibility.

They'll be available in the UK during the third quarter of this year.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.