sony xperia pThree have announced that the Sony Xperia P is now available online at www.three.co.uk and from 17th July in all Three stores.

The Xperia P is a aluminium-finished smartphone with a 4” reality display running at 540 x 960 pixels with WhiteMagic™ technology to improve results in bright sunlight, all driven by a a 1GHz dual-core processor. It measures 122 x 59.5 x 10.5 mm and weighs a comfortable 120g.

On the back is a 8 megapixel HD camera with Exmor R™ sensor, it supports NFC for contactless payments and services, and has 16GB of on board storage.

Unfortunately it the phone will ship with Android 2.3 with a planned 4.0 ICS upgrade in the works, which is very poor for a July 2012 handset. Come on Sony!

Sylvia Chind, Head of Devices at Three said:

The Sony Xperia P is an affordable and stylish smartphone, ideally suited for quick-fingered photographers. Running on Android, people can make the most of this great device by personalising their experience with countless photography apps like Instagram, downloadable through Google Play.

The Sony Xperia P is available from £27 a month with no upfront cost on the Ultimate Internet 500 plan or on Pay As You Go for £289.99.