The Sony Xperia S, the first smartphone by Sony after its split from Ericsson is about to launch in India on April 10th and the device is surely very impressive as a smartphone. The pre-bookings for the Xperia S have already begun and buyers even get free goodies worth INR 5000 with the purchase.
Specifications of Sony Xperia S :
Display : The display of the Xperia S is surely the best feature it boasts of. It has 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.3 inches (~342 ppi pixel density) with LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen and16M colors. The screen is multi-touch and by multi-touch Soany means that it can distinguish between up to 10 fingers.
RAM and Processor : The device boasts Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon Dual-core 1.5 GHz with Adreno 220 GPU. Xperia S has 1 GB RAM.
Operating System : Android 2.3 Gingerbread with an Ice Cream Sandwich update coming later this year.
Camera : 12 MP rear camera with 4000×3000 pixels, autofocus and LED flash. Video recording at an HD 1080p at 30 fps. The front camera is 1.3 MP with 720p video recording.
Battery : Standard battery, Li-Ion 1750 mAh
Memory : 1.5GB of onboard storage with support for microSD card.
Price : The device is available in ebay for around INR 32,500 hence we expect Sony to keep the price tag at about 35000 approx.
Availability : Releasing in India on April 10th pre orders have begun already.
The free stuffs available worth the phone are a car charger, a leather case, an HDMI cable, two NFC tags and 50GB of free cloud storage for lifetime. For more information head over to the official Sony website, here. The Xperia S is very special as this is the first device that Sony has rolled out after it broke up with the Swedish smartphone manufacturer Ericsson.
About an hour ago Sony has issued public report admitting the Xperia S smartphone is suffering from a display problem. The display problem is when the device is used at 40 degrees centigrade the display shows a yellow tint. Although Sony has noted the issue is on limited number of pieces and it has rectified the issue in the manufacturing process. We do expect Sony to issue the rectified devices in India as it is a major market for Android and Sony smartphones.
This is the first smartphone for Sony mobiles and hence they wouldn’t want to hurt their reputation with such issues. The display is simply marvelous. We recommend our readers not to pre-order the device right away and wait to check if the device still has the display issue. However we do expect Sony to rectify the issue asap.