Sony announces the Xperia S, its ‘first’ smartphone [VIDEO]

Xperia S

Sony has revealed the Xperia S at CES 2012, the first smartphone launched without Ericsson branding.

Sony Xperia S hands-on video

Sony Xperia S

Sony Xperia S, key specs

  • 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen
  • 720×1280 backlit LCD display
  • 12Mp camera
  • 1080p video recording
  • DLNA and HDMI out
  • 1.5GHz dual-core processor
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
  • NFC support

The high resolution screen (720×1280 pixels) means that the Xperia S has a higher pixel density than even the Retina display on the iPhone 4 and 4S – and Sony has also thrown in its Bravia engine to further improve video quality.

That’s not all. The Xperia S can also take 12Mp still pictures and can shoot 1080p HD video with the main rear-facing camera and 720p with the front one. This content can be shared using DLNA, HDMI out or Bravia Sync – if you happen to have a supported Sony TV.

The phone will launch with the older Android Gingerbread operating system but Sony says it will upgrade this to Ice Cream Sandwich in the first half of 2012.

32GB of internal storage is included – although there’s no memory card slot so you can’t add to this.

According to Sony the Xperia S will be available to buy in the next three months, so far Three and O2 have confirmed they will be offering the device although there’s no news on price yet.

For more news from Las Vegas, check out our live CES 2012 coverage.

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