Sony announces Xperia™ion, its first LTE smartphone which will be available exclusively in the US for AT&T.
Xperia ion is really a gorgeous piece from Sony with a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260 dual core processor with Adreno™ 220 GPU, which provides an enhanced level of 3D graphics performance. Xperia™ ion runs on the Android™ 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system and will get an update to Android™ 4.0 later. It has an amazing 4.6 inch HD display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine ideal for HD content viewing, game playing and web navigation. The phone is also a PlayStation™ Certified; and we know what it means from Xperia play. Interestingly, Sony decided to include a 12MP camera which will make it the first android of its kind. There is also a 1.3MP front camera good for video calling. Both the cameras are HD capable and it would be interesting to see some sample videos from the rear shooter. Connectivity options include DLNA, HDMI and BRAVIA sync which will make HD content sharing easy. Also the device has an NFC chip that makes it all a lot more easier.
So, Xperia ion in a nutshell:
- 1.5 GHz dual-core processor for fast browsing and content download, which can be stored on the internal 16GB flash storage.
- 12 MP rear camera with Sony Exmor R™ for mobile with fast/capture to go from standby to first shot in 1.5 seconds.
- 4.6 inch HD Reality display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine, with HD resolution screen (1280 x 720), as well as rear (1080p) and front (720p) cameras for HD recording
- PlayStation™ Certified and access to entertainment services from Sony Entertainment Network, like Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited..
Paul Hamnett, President, Sony Ericsson North America said,
“With Xperia ion, we’re bringing together several firsts that will take users beyond the smartphone. Designed to deliver a seamless experience across the multiple screens we use to play, watch, listen, and share, Xperia ion is the gateway to entertainment when and – most importantly – where you want it.”
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Edited by neofactor.is3, 15 January 2012 - 06:19 AM.