Sony Xperia S, after months and months of rumors about it, has finally come true: the new smartphone based on Android 2.3 Gingerbread (in the spring but will upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich) was presented in an official manner at CES 2012 during the press conference of Sony.
At the same keynote was unveiled the Xperia ION phone for the time being is exclusive of the U.S. market and that is different from Xperia S only slightly larger screen and support for 4G LTE connectivity. Both smartphones, however, have an HD display and a powerful camera from well 12 megapixels.
As per tradition, Sony Xperia S that has a unique design and very elegant, and the first thing that leaps to the eye is the semi-transparent LED strip located under the screen and not only serves to indicate the function keys such as soft touch, but also to notify the alert for an incoming call or message.
From the hardware standpoint, this phone is second to none: the HD display has a diagonal of 4.3 inches and a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, dual core MSM8260 Qualcomm Snapdragon processor has an operating frequency of 1.5 GHz and memory amounts to 1 GB RAM. The system memory is 16 or 32 GB, the front camera has a resolution of 1.3 megapixels, while the rear has an illuminated Exmor R 12-megapixel camera with autofocus, LED flash and support for video recording in high definition 1080p.
Sony Xperia S also has an HDMI video output, standard 3.5mm headphone jack, microUSB 2.0 data port and the NFC chip for micro-payments, in addition to traditional forms 3G HSPA, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 and GPS with A-GPS. The native interesting support services Music Unlimited and Playstation Suite.