We’ve been hearing about the Sony Ericsson Nozomi smartphone for a while. Well plain Sony now (yeah it’s finally officially dropped Ericsson) officially announced the Xperia S Android smartphone on Monday. We already knew that it was good looking but we now have the full confirmed specs for the device.
The Sony Xperia S has a large 4.3-inch 1280 x 720 gap-less optically laminated display and features a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM. The rear camera is a massive 12-megapixel Exmor R back-lit sensor affair and can shoot up to 1080p HD video; the front facing camera is 1.3-megapixels. You get all the typical Wi-Fi, GPS, HDMI ports together with NFC and DLNA support. The Xperia S will come in 16GB and 32GB flavors, though there is no microSD card slot for expandable storage.
The device is PlayStation certified and measures 128 x 64 x 10.6 mm weighing 144g. It will ship worldwide running Android 2.3 Gingerbread at launch, but Sony promises an Ice Cream Sandwich update in the second quarter of the year. The Xperia S is quadband UMTS/HSPA; LTE friends will have to look-up the very similar, though slightly larger Xperia Ion, heading for AT&T.