Sony Xperia S visits FCC wearing AT&T's 3G bands

Sony Xperia S visits FCC wearing AT&T's 3G bands
The Sony Xperia S certainly grabbed a lot of attention at the CES in Las Vegas. It is easy to see why with its sleek, sexy design and the unique translucent area below the screen where the traditional capacitive Android buttons are located. As we told you, the Xperia S also features a dirt-resistant casing and a fast-recharging battery. Sony has not said that the Xperia S would be headed to the States, especially since the Sony Xperia ion is bound for the U.S. via AT&T at the end of this quarter.

Thanks to a recent visit to the FCC by the Sony Xperia S, there is now hope that the latter device will be joining the Sony Xperia ion at AT&T. Revealed within those numerous pages in the FCC report is that the Xperia S will come with support for AT&T's 3G bands. Also on the device is support for Bluetooth 2.0, NFC, WiFi b/g/n, GPS and ANT+.

Just because the Sony Xperia S supports AT&T's 3G bands doesn't mean that it will definitely be joining the carrier's Android lineup. But it does mean that AT&T customers can import the model to the States (paying the off-contract, of course). On the other hand, you can always sit back and see if the unit gets picked up by AT&T officially which would give you the opportunity to pay the subsidized price, assuming you have an upgrade to spare.

source: FCC via AndroidandMe

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Xperia S
  • Display 4.3" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 12.1 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1750 mAh(8.50h 3G talk time)



1. LoneShaolin

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 14, 2012

Not bad at all. Especially since I like the translucent bar.

2. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Hope to see an Xperia S variant pass through the FCC with more than just those bands supported.

3. deepinsideyourmom

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

2.3.5 no this needs ICS out of the box, no LTE either if it wasn't for the HD screen this phone would be DOA, but I still love Sony's hardware. Alan tell your Mom I said hi.

4. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

They are getting the SONY ION - so, why would AT&T pick up this LTE.

5. solidsnakeduds013

Posts: 221; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

More and more phones for AT&T dam I sure wish I was on that carrier to get all those phones

6. daniel_bargs

Posts: 325; Member since: Nov 27, 2010

i like Xperia S more than Xperia ion... i like the transparent part and dirt-repelling body. outstanding design.

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