Wednesday , October 24 2018 Ausdroid » Hardware » Mobiles » Sony unveil the Xperia S, minus the ‘Ericsson’ — 720p Reality Display, 1.5GHz Dual-Core CPU, 12MP Camera

Sony has unveiled a new member of its Xperia lineup, the Sony Xperia S — that’s right, no more ‘Ericsson’ to be seen. The Xperia S is the Nozomi which we’ve seen leaked around the internet the past and the specs are exactly what we were expecting.

  • 4.3-inch 1280×720 342ppi (HD) Reality Display
  • 1.5GHz Qualcomm MSM8260 Dual-Core CPU
  • Android 2.3 (4.0 coming during the second quarter)
  • HSPA 850/900/1900/2100MHz
  • 1GB RAM, 16/32GB Interal Storage
  • 12MP Rear Camera / 1.3MP HD Front Camera
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, NFC

Sony says that the Xperia S is the start of a new line of phones called Xperia NXT which will bring the “Iconic Identity” back to Sony that will be instantly recognisable. So any future releases of Xperia devices from Sony will have a similar look to the Xperia S — something we’re 100% okay with. The Xperia S is also fully PlayStation Certified so you have full access to Sony’s PlayStation games.

The thin white/see-through band below the screen houses the antenna and lights for notifications and the three buttons — back, home, menu. The Xperia S will also come in white, which is the colour the previously leaked device was. As for a release date, Sony says it will launch globally during the first quarter of this year, so we’ll certainly see a launch here and we’ll let you know as soon as we hear anything.

Source: Engadget, and The Verge.

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Jamesz Zhang
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when it says globally first quarter hmmm australia if lucky could c a release date sometime around march which is wat im hoping for 

3xile
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3xile

Can someone pls sell the Acro HD, I want to watch tv on my phone.

Jamesz Zhang
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my current contract ends on my bday which is august so getting this phone when the contract expires cant wait

craig
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craig

Happy Birthday for August! Am so excited!

james
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james

thank you i think optus can allow me to finish my contract 1 month or 2 early hopefully it comes out around april or may

Tin Tran
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that wallpaper looks hot! where can i get it?

anyway i’m not upgrading to any phone that’s a version behind because i know 100% that it’ll take at least 6-12 months to get the current version.

Jake Oliver
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Jake Oliver

Haha, I can’t believe phone manufacturers are still releasing products with gingerbread.

Ice Cream Sandwich source code was released mid November. Many phones now have fairly well functioning unofficial ports, made by hobbiests, there is absolutely no excuse for a manufacturer with all the proprietary hardware driver sources and resources to release new devices using the new OS.

Michael F.
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Michael F.

It’s interesting. The stats are impressive, but I’ll stick with my Samsung Galaxy II.

Anonymous
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What is that dual core Qualcomm SoC? If it’s the old MDM8260 or similar, It’s already passe. However if it is the new Krait-based 8960, that should easily be the fastest SoC on the market right now, even faster than the Tegra 3. 

Really interested to know the detail. 

AlexGerontzos
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AlexGerontzos

Neat, looks the part, think I may have found the successor to my x10

Geoff Fieldew
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Beautiful looking hardware design – something that Sony does well. With the 3 dots at the bottom of the display being capacitive keys it’s gonna feel like it’s an old design fairly quickly, but that probably won’t bother heaps of people. 

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