Sony Xperia ion for AT&T LTE coming with 12MP camera and HD display, and it is just Sony

Sony Xperia ion for AT&T LTE coming with 12MP camera and HD display, and it is just Sony
Sony Xperia ion, you read that right, is the first phone that is just Sony (no Ericsson here), which was expected after Sony bought the Ericsson share out of the joint venture. It is landing exclusively on AT&T's LTE network, just to spice things up. 

It is the first dual-core Xperia phone; it features 4.6" HD display, 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon, 16GB of internal memory, plus a whopping 12MP camera with Exmor R sensor. 

As was mentioned, the Sony Xperia ion will sport LTE connectivity, rounding up a pretty formidable Android high-end, which we can't wait to get our mitts on, and give this 12MP camera on the back the review treatment. Sony claims that it takes under two seconds to get the camera from standby mode to image capture, so speed will be on our side with the humongous 12MP sensor as well.

Availability of the Sony Xperia ion is scheduled for Q2, and the phone is initially going to come with Gingerbread, although the Android 4.0 update shouldn't be that far away afterwards. 

The company touts that the phone is PlayStation Certified, and will allow "effortless sharing of content with easy connectivity across multiple screens within the world of Sony", so the "four-screen" dream of the CEO Sir Howard Stinger is finally coming to fruition with the Xperia ion.

source: SonyEricsson

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Xperia ion
  • Display 4.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 12.1 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1900 mAh(4.00h 3G talk time)



1. buggerrer

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

anyone buy this phone is totally dumb! old processor S3 with less than a normal display and the design just look like Samsung Galaxy Captivate come on sony you could do better!

11. Schmao

Posts: 365; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

Since when is a 4.6'' HD display less than normal? I do agree that Sony could do better, but this is fine.

2. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

Why didnt they make better than Arc, Arc is one lovely phone i have with me

3. torr310

Posts: 1667; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

0.3 mega front-facing camera is below par. 10 hour talk time are not spectacular, not to mention it drains faster on LTE use.

9. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2429; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

1.3 MP not 0.3 MP.

4. paulyterp

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

ICS soon to follow? That's what they said with LG Thrill. 4 months later, we're still on Froyo. I definitely won't buy another LG and will be suspicious of ATT update promises.

12. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

LG... Sony... Oh, yeah, totally the same company! :-|

5. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

seriously disappointed.. :( wtf with this "design"?!! really, I can't believe an Xperia will look like this. and gingerbread??!? gosh Sony I'm your most loyal customer but if this is the best you have to offer for this year, you just might lose me.

8. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

I believe it could launch with ICS in tow or if now it will obviously be updated soon enough. In regards to the Design since I own an Arc, I'm still kinda 50/50 on this one.

6. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Y'all haters need to STFU.!!! It's still an amazing phone with specs that a lot of recent Android being released have, such as dual core, LTE, FFC, etc. The only thing it doesn't have is the newest Android version, but it'll probably be upgraded in the near future. I'm glad Sony dropped the Ericsson from its phones. This phone looks AMAZING and I would love to purchase it if I was an AT&T customer.

7. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

This is what is wrong with Android. The user are all about spec. This phone look great and I really don't see what so great about ICS yet. I am waiting for all the bugs to be work out first

10. 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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