The waterproof Sony Xperia acro S "not currently planned to come to the US"

The waterproof Sony Xperia acro S
It turns out that if you are longing to snap some photos on the beach or while rafting down the river without worrying that your smartphone will cease to exist, you'll have to do it with some other waterproof phone in the US, rather than the Sony Xperia acro S.

The recently announced for release in Q3 handset is  "not currently planned to come to the US", Sony answered us in a live chat session about the Xperia acro S and the Xperia go on its official blog. 

So you'll have to make do with the Xperia go, which will be called Xperia advance in the US, but then, of course, you will be snapping with a 5MP shooter instead of the 12MP Exmor R sensor on the Xperia acro S.

The live chat session is still going on, so you can head over to Sony's blog and fire away your question, the two members of the marketing team seem to be answering to everyone's questions and concerns.

source: Sony

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Xperia acro 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 16GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1910 mAh(7.16h 3G talk time)



1. dax0330

Posts: 23; Member since: Jun 01, 2012

Better wait for the hayabusa, if any US variant will be released..


Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

Like always, US always behind on mobile tech :(

3. ymp72

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Looking forward to the XPERIA NEXUS in Q4, surprise me please !!

4. Fallout

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 22, 2010

You can always import it, it has US 3G bands

5. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

NOOOO why SONY why

6. steelicon

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 02, 2011

OMG! WHY?!?!?!

7. x01hst

Posts: 13; Member since: May 21, 2012

Sony, you don't like US consumer? Always nice stuff is without USA.

8. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

WTF? Sony,come on... Wake up!

9. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

I don't think its a Sony not likeing u.s customers thing, I don't think Sony gets a lot of love from carriers, which is sad. I personally love how the experia line looks, and would love to have one.

10. mkhan1188

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

Sony I'm us customer. Currently I am using iPhone 4s, I'm not going to buy iPhone 5. I will be waiting for Xperia Acro s. please bring it to the USA. Sony u know what I bought lot of Sony shares also. I know Sony great company. But us is biggest market don't ignore us.

11. hitechredneck

Posts: 103; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

According the experia this phone will be globally released in Q3. I'm thinking this is the mint from sony's leaked road map. Which I think this phone is kind of cool same specs as the experia S but with dustproofing and waterproofing at 1m for 30 minutes.

12. astroboy2

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

1. Will the waterproof version be released in Australia? 2. If not, why not. Australia is a large water bound country, with many people waiting for a waterproof phone. Make it happen soon... Astroboy2

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