Along with the Sony Xperia Ion, Sony announced the new Sony Xperia S smartphone at the CES 2012 in Las Vegas. It is the first smartphone in the new Sony Xperia NXT series. As usual, this handset will ship with the old Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS. But, the device will be upgraded to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) during the second quarter of 2012. Sony Xperia S will also feature the Sony logo on the front, instead of the Sony Ericsson logo. It comes with an amazing 12 megapixel camera that takes pictures in just 1.5 seconds from standby. Sony Xperia S is also a PlayStation certified smartphone.
Sony Xperia S features a 4.3 inch HD display, sporting a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, 1.5 GHz Qualcomm MSM8260 dual-core processor, Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS (upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich), 12 megapixel camera with 16x digital zoom, auto-focus, Face detection and LED Flash, Full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls and so on.
Other features include a 3.5 mm audio jack, FM radio with RDS, GPS with aGPS, Bluetooth technology, DLNA Certified, HDMI support, Micro USB, NFC (Near Field Communication), USB 2.0, 32 GB eMMC, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Android Market, Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality, up to 25 hrs music playback time, up to 6 hrs 30 min video playback time, up to 7 hrs 30 min of talk-time, up to 450 hrs of stand-by time and a 1750 mAh battery.
This handset measures 128 x 64 x 10.6 mm and weighs 144 grams. Sony Xperia S will be available in 2 colors – Black and White. This handset will be available for purchase globally from the first quarter 2012. Sony Xperia S is a NFC enabled device, which allows you to share content with others as well as access a number of NFC applications and services.