We’ve received a tip-off from an anonymous source who has left us valuable information about the Sony Xperia S and Samsung Galaxy XCover. Both of the devices are expected to launch on Optus in the middle of next month — stores will be able to order them in two weeks.

The Xperia S is Sony’s latest flagship device and is set to impress with its stylish looks (check out its specs here). The Galaxy XCover on the other hand is a heavy-duty device (IP67 certified) that’s able to be covered in mud and drowned in water, and it will still work just fine.

  • 3.65-inch 320×480 capacitive display
  • Android 2.3
  • 800MHz single-core Marvell CPU
  • IP67 certified dust+water resistant
  • 3.15MP camera

There’s currently no confirmed pricing, however, when we find out we’ll pass the info straight on to you guys!

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Dara Ing

what is taking the xperia s, ive been out of contract for more than 2 months waiting for this phone!! its been released in many parts of the world already!! sony needs to get there act together!

Matt Booth

I’m meeting with Sony this Tuesday, we should know who will be picking up the xperia s and how much by Tuesday afternoon.


Will you be posting on here about all these details? I am extremely keen for this phone.


guys the xcover is released already been released on optus since the start of the month on the 29 cap and above comfirmed as i work at allphones and also arc s on virgin has just launched on the 29 big plan with virgin

Adrian Carl

Yes, the XCover is advertised in the Allphones March buyers guide, as well on the Allphones website. Pricing is here: http://www.allphones.com.au/samsung/galaxy-x-cover.asp#.

michael tahata

can’t wait for the Sony Xperia S to be released. I am waiting for a NextG version to be released and then i will be getting it 😀 Mobiciti dont have a nextg version 🙁


Every Xperia S can connect to the Next G version, Mobicity are clueless….


Apparently the Sony Xperia S is due at Dick Smith within the next 2 weeks as well for $555, not sure if this is branded or if it’s a mistype of the Xperia Arc S considering the low price for a flagship.

Been waiting a while for the Xperia S launch now.