The Xperia Tipo – one of Sony’s latest affordable Android smartphones – has showed up at the FCC yesterday, which means it could be introduced in North America soon.
The Tipo that’s been approved by the FCC is the ST21a model. Usually, the “a” at the end of a Sony handset’s model number denotes a device specifically made for America. Moreover, the handset has 1900 / 850 MHz WCDMA connectivity, so it’s compatible with AT&T’s 3G network. Of course, at this point only Sony knows if the Tipo will indeed make it to North America.
Running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the Sony Xperia Tipo features a 3.2 inch HVGA scratch-resistant display, Wi-Fi, GPS, 3.2MP rear camera, 800MHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 2.9GB of internal memory, MicroSD card support, and a 1,500 mAh battery. The handset has a dual-SIM edition called Xperia Tipo Dual (this one didn’t hit the FCC, though).