Sony coats Xperia P in 24-carat gold, retains up custom of so-so telephones in luxurious shells

Outdoors of customized tasks, the cardinal rule for draping telephones in unique supplies is that they need to by no means, ever be really excessive finish units: at greatest, they need to contain mid-tier hardware that might be eclipsed by a backyard-selection smartphone at a fraction of the worth. Sony’s sustaining that each one too time-honored custom by producing a gold-coated, 24-carat model of… the Xperia P. Sure, slightly than spruce up a flagship just like the James Bond-accredited Xperia T, Sony has as an alternative given the posh remedy to a smartphone with a strictly middling four-inch show and twin-core 1GHz processor. In equity, the corporate sees this as an experiment somewhat than a Vertu-like enterprise mannequin, with the intent strictly to emphasise the unibody design. A most 15 have been constructed consequently — and slightly than rely on impulse purchases from oligarchs, Sony hints that it is providing no less than a few of its gold Xperia P inventory to followers on Fb. So long as there is no pretenses of dwelling the excessive life with what’s actually a really abnormal telephone beneath, we’re glad.