Sony Xperia S Features, Specifications & Availability

Sony unveiled a new Android smartphone, Sony Xperia S, at the CES that was held in Las Vegas earlier this January. The smartphone is quite similar to the AT&T’s Xepria Icon, except that the Xperia S has a smaller screen size. The smartphone has a couple of new features, including a stain-proof exterior and fast battery charging capability. Apart from that, it is the first smartphone in the new Sony Xperia NXT series.

The smartphone is powered by Android 2.3 (Gingerbread OS), but an upgraded to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) will be available during the second quarter of 2012. It sports a splendid 12 megapixel camera that is designed to capture photos is just 1.5 seconds from standby. The phone is also a PlayStation certified smartphone.

Sony Xperia S

Sony Xperia S Full Specifications

Display

  • Type: LED Backlit LCD Screen, HD Reality Display with Sony’s Mobile BRAVIA Display Engine, Scratch Resistant
  • Size: 4.3-inches
  • Resolution: 720p HD (720×1280)

Operating System

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread

Processor and Storage/Memory

  • 1.5GHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 220 GPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 chipsetSony Xperia S
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB internal memory

Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi b/g/n
  • HSPDA+/HSUPA
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • USB Tethering
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • DLNA
  • mini-HDMI port
  • microUSB v2.0 port

Camera

  • 12MP Exmor R Sensor with Auto focus
  • 1.3MP front-facing camera
  • LED Flash
  • 1080p HD video recording
  • Stereo audio recording in HD videos

Sensors

  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • eCompass

Multimedia

  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Flash 11 support
  • 1080p HD video playback
  • Active Noise Cancellation with secondary mic

Battery

  • Standard battery, Li-Ion 1750 mAh
  • Stand-by: Up to 450 h (2G) / Up to 420 h (3G)
  • Talk time: Up to 7 h 30 min (2G) / Up to 8 h 30 min (3G)
  • Music play: Up to 25 h

Other Features

  • Sony’s proprietary Mediascape/Timescape UI
  • GPS with A-GPS
  • xLoud
  • Themes Support
  • Qriocity video service
  • TrackID
  • Supports 3D content playback via micro-HDMI port on supported devices

Pricing and Availability of Sony Xperia S

The Sony Xperia S will be available for sale in globally from the first quarter 2012. However, the availability and price in the U.K have already been released. Customers who want to be among the first to grab the device can head over to Clove UK and pre-order the Xperia S. Currently, the smartphone is priced at £467.99 (720 USD or 560 EUR).

The phone is expected to be launched in India the Second half of 2012 with an expected price tag of Rs. 30,699 approx.

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