As expected, Sony Xperia T has just hit shelves in Canada. Also known as the Bond Phone, the smartphone is now available for purchase via Bell and Rogers carriers.Both are now selling the device for $100/€80 on 3-year contracts. Rogers also offers the Sony Xperia T for $525/€410 on month-to-month, while Bell sells the smartphone for $550/€430 off-contract.
Keep in mind that this version of Xperia T comes with LTE support, but Sony will also launch an HSPA+ model that will soon be available at Mobilicity and Videotron. There’s no info on price tag for this version yet.
Sony Xperia T ships with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, but the Japanese handset maker confirmed a Jelly Bean upgrade would be released soon after launch.
The smartphone has been recently updated with new features and improvements, such as Screen Mirroring and extended standby mode.
We expect a Jelly Bean update to be available for Xperia T by the end of the year, though we’re still expecting more info on the matter from Sony.
When it comes to hardware, Sony Xperia T is pretty impressive. The handset comes with an enhanced 13-megapixel rear camera that features autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording. A secondary 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera is included as well.
In addition, the Xperia T is packed with a dual-core Qualcomm MSM8260A Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, which is complemented by an Adreno 225 GPU and 1GB of RAM. There are 16GB of storage inside, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD memory card.
The Xperia T boasts an amazing 4.55-inch Sony Mobile BRAVIA capacitive touchscreen display that supports HD (720 x 1280 pixels) resolution, and features shatter proof and scratch-resistant glass.
On a side note, Canadian carrier MTS is also expected to release the LTE-enabled Sony Xperia T in the following days.