Sony has announced that the two smartphones they introduced back in July, the Xperia tipo and tipo dual, will be arriving in the US as unlocked, carrier-free units. Designed for budget users, both phones will arrive running on Android 4.0, and will sport compact frames and 3.2-inch touchscreens.
The rest of the spec is mostly identical: both the Xperia tipo and tipo dual will come with a 3.2MP camera, an 800MHz Snapdragon processor, and only 2.5GB of space. The only difference is that the tipo dual offers dual SIM slots for people who want to juggle two lines on a single phone.
The Xperia tipo will cost $180, while the tipo dual costs $190 off-contract. Both phones will support AT&T and T-Mobile’s networks in the US, and will work with international carriers with the 2100MHz band.