Sony has launched its new smartphone Sony Xperia S. Two things to note here : It doesn’t have an Ericsson which makes my job easier, and it got a 12 MP camera on it. I would have said wow but I had laid my eyes on HTC Titan 2 first, which by the way has a whopping 16 MP camera. Nothing to take away from Sony Xperia S and its 12 MP camera, let’s just say WoW.
In a world that was stuck at 8MP, Sony’s Xperia S and HTC Titan 2 come as a refreshers. Despite having high megapixels on smartphones like Nokia N8 and the ilk, iPhone 4 and 3G S have long dominated the Flickr Zeitgest. Will it change? If only cameras could drive user experience. Xperia S with its Android OS and Titan 2 with its Windows OS still have to drive users by the millions to challenge iPhone’s Flickr dominance. At least they can obliterate point and shoots.
- 4.3 inch Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine with HD resolution screen (1280 x 720), as well as front (720p) and back (1080p) cameras for HD recording.
- 1.5GHz dual-core processor for fast browsing and content download, which can be stored on the internal 32GB flash storage.
- 12MP back camera with Sony Exmor R for mobile along with Fastest Capture to take shots in just 1.5 seconds directly from standby mode. Front-facing camera with 1.3 MP.
- NFC (Near Field Communications) enabled to access growing range of NFC applications and services as well as Xperia SmartTags.
- With HD sharing through DLNA, HDMI and using BRAVIA Sync for controlling your Xperia S with your TV remote control when connected to the TV, Xperia S delivers a full HD experience on TV.
- PlayStation™ Certified, that guarantees a high quality smartphone gaming experience and access to the PlayStation Store. (Xperia Blog)
Standouts : Transparent Antenna you see at the bottom, Sony’s HD Display and 12 MP Camera.
Sony Xperia S will be powered by Android 2.3 and will get a Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade in Q2. Xperia S will be available for consumers worldwide in Q1 2012.
Sony Xperia S is Sony’s day out without Ericsson. Let’s wish here well.
Mega Pixel numbers don't impress me anymore.A 6 MP photo is enough to print a poster. With 12 and 16 MPs we can print a hoarding! The real thing would be to get better optics and optical zoom on the mobile cameras.
If someone can come up with a D-SLR on a phone with 4" screen and Full 1080p HD recording then that would be something!