Sony Xperia S is now official, flaunts a 4.3-inch HD display

Sony Xperia S is now official, flaunts a 4.3-inch HD display
We just introduced you to the Sony Xperia Ion for AT&T, yet it looks like the manufacturer had another announcement scheduled for today. Enter the Sony Xperia S – the aforementioned smartphone's little brother, if you will, packing a 4.3-inch display with 720 by 1280 pixels of resolution and a MSM8260 dual-core chipset clocked at 1.5GHz. And yes, you read that correctly. The “Ericsson” part is now missing from the smartphone's title even though it was still present on those early versions of the device, photos of which made it on the web more than once. 

What we also have confirmed about the Sony Xperia S is that a 12-megapixel camera with an Exmor R sensor will be present on its back side, and judging by its press shots, a front-facing shooter is present as well. In terms of storage, 32 gigs are at your disposal. Unfortunately, instead of Ice Cream Sandwich, Android 2.3 Gingerbread will come out of the box, but an update is scheduled for the second half of 2012.

The Sony Xperia S will be available for purchase from the second quarter of 2012 and will come in two colors – black and silver.

source: Sony Ericsson via SEMC Blog



1. AppleConspiracy

Posts: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Welcome back Sony, it's time you rock the world like you used to have!

2. Rotate

Posts: 26; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

with a Gingerbread handset in 2012... fail...

6. jellytime

Posts: 135; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I dont think it will be running Gingerbread when it's released.

20. nando2do

Posts: 53; Member since: Nov 10, 2011

yeah it will, sony just update their xperia x10 to gingerbread and it was a total disaster// for some reasons sony always has been having problems with updates, i think they will offer update to 4.0 until 3rd quarter of the year.

24. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

I doubt your Q3 estimate, wanna bet on that?, They've updated their early 2011 Xperia line about 4 times already since release. My Arc was already updated 4 times since purchase and their updates all ran well. I see no complaints on my part.

3. rjbp64

Posts: 28; Member since: Dec 15, 2011

Does anyone know if this would come to the US and to what carrier? hopefully Verizon.

21. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

I think the Ion is AT&T's variant but IDK. Hopefully Verizon will get it and ADVERTISE THIS PHONE REALLY WELL!!!!! lol

27. rjbp64

Posts: 28; Member since: Dec 15, 2011

This phone is defenitely better than the Ion and it needs to come to Verizon!! It has the best look out of any phone ive ever seen. Seriously!

4. torr310

Posts: 1700; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

what a beautiful phone it is!

5. buggerrer

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

seriously Sony .. is this your flagship? MSM8620? LCD ?

18. Jimstar

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Sony is the company that manufacturs S-LCD panels, you were expecting IPS or AMOLED + or something?

22. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Some of you people are so misinformed about LCDS that it makes me ill. IPS-LCD (LG or Toshiba product) are as good as Sony's S-LCDs. Both are types of TFT displays but use a different type of refresh rate henceforth, IPS screens tend to look more high contrast-ish and stuff...... S-LCD's are great, just gibe credit, where credit is due. The technology is amazing still. I mean AMOLED screens are to over-saturated and inaccurate. I don't see what all the hype is about the screen. S-LCDs are my prefered options.

7. tsets

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

ok so cameraphones everywhere.......Nokia WTF are you? Still w8ting for the n8's succesor

8. jdktchkov

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 24, 2011

Sadly it will glide by tmobile and but stuck on at&t

9. Gangzz

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

SONY phone with a "Sony Ericsson" logo at the back panel?? If I buy one, I will peel that off.

10. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

second half is too long by the way

11. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

No more Ericcson phones.

12. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

Not being released with the latest version of the os....?

13. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Looks great.! And to those talking about Android phones not coming preinstalled with ICS, be patient. It'll be awhile until newer phones come out with the latest OS, especially since OEMs still want to put their UIs over it. I'm glad the phone just has the Sony branding on it now instead of Sony Ericsson. AT&T stole the show today.

14. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

now that's better than that utterly generic looking ion..better, but not great. For that, Sony needs a 4.5inch of screen imo, and a quad core, or the next gen dual core. as for the LCD, I see no problem with it, arc already has an amazing screen, save for the viewing angles, and it's BRAVIA engine really makes a difference. now with a hd resolution and resolved viewing angles(just look the video of ion) issue, this screen will be a killer.

15. bolaG

Posts: 468; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Love this phone. If it came to VZW I would be tempted

25. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

That would be a big "IF" though. . .

16. smartx84

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

you can always count on sony (ericsson) and nokia to come out with great designs....

17. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Decisions decisions. Too many good ass phones our their too choose from.

19. droiddomination

Posts: 203; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

y did att get the s**tty sony phone instead of this sexxy thing? hmmm.

23. toystore

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

most beautiful Andorid Phone with good specs..

26. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012 Xperia S and ion will have GB in the demo models. Available in Q1 & Q2 and is upgradable to ICS maybe on its final model. To ICS fans, dont be disappointed because of its GB OS. It is still a demo model. IT WILL BE UPGRADED Video in the link includes new SONY products.

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