Sony, without Ericsson, has yesterday announced the new Sony Xperia S, the first smartphone from the new Xperia NXT series, the next generation smartphones from Sony. The new Xperia S is an Android 2.3 smartphone (upgradeable later to Android 4.0) that delivers a stunning viewing experience with a high resolution screen, Sony HD experiences and a 12 megapixel camera that takes pictures in just 1.5 seconds from standby. Xperia S also comes with a powerful 1.5 GHz Qualcomm MSM8260 dual-core processor for faster performance. The new Xperia S enables easy connectivity with multiple screens for consumers looking to share and enjoy content on whichever screen best suits their situation.
The Xperia S features a 4.3" Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine and 720p HD resolution at 1280 x 720 pixel touchscreen, as well as a HD front (720p) and a 12 megapixel Sony Exmor R for mobile HD (1080p) main camera with Fastest Capture to take shots in just 1.5 seconds directly from standby mode and HD video recording. The internal flash memory is 32 GB. It also NFC enabled to access growing range of NFC applications and services as well as Xperia SmartTags.
The Xperia S showcases a new design approach referred to as "Iconic Identity". The design will be replicated across the Xperia NXT series and creates a simple strong look that is instantly recognizable. The transparent element at the base creates an iconic silhouette where the display is emphasized and underlined. In addition, it provides illumination effects and integrates the antenna components. The user Interface has been redesigned to match the minimalistic design of the hardware. The home screen has a new colorful flow background making full usage of HD Reality Display and dual-core processing power.
Consumers can watch their favorite content from the Sony Entertainment Network by connecting their Xperia S through HMDI to TV or share photos through DLNA wirelessly with just one touch. Xperia S is also NFC enabled to allow consumers to share content with each other as well as enjoying an increasing number of NFC applications and services. The Sony Xperia S is also PlayStation Certified, guaranteeing a high quality smartphone gaming experience and access to the PlayStation Store.
Sony Ericsson's Xperia S will be available to consumers globally from the first quarter 2012. Launching on Android 2.3, the Xperia S will be upgraded to Android 4.0 during the second quarter 2012.
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