Sony Mobile Communications, formerly Sony Ericsson, announced the South African launch of the Xperia NXT series during a press conference held at Arts on Main, Braamfontein, on 2 May 2012.
Xperia S is the first smartphone from the new Xperia NXT series and will feature Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), a 1280×720 resolution screen, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, a multi-device content sharing interface and a 12MP camera with Exmor R sensor that is able to capture images in 1.5 seconds from standby.
The Xperia S will be available locally from May 2012.
Rüdiger Odenbach, Vice President at Sony Mobile Communications Middle East and Africa, said: “Now, as part of the Sony group, we are in an even stronger position to bring connected entertainment experiences to consumers around the world, and to bring these experiences to market even faster. The NXT Series are the first batch of devices to be launched by Sony Mobile Communications, and we are confident that they will be well received,” said .
“We are pleased by the response since the announcements made at the two most prestigious mobile conferences at CES in Las Vegas and MWC in Barcelona that brought in some outstanding reviews.”
Christian Lonne, Head of Sales at Sony Mobile Communications Middle East and Africa, said: “We are very excited for the launch of the Xperia S in South Africa. We have had a great global response and we are confident that the local consumers will be just as enthusiastic and positive about this device. We at Sony Mobile Communications believe that the Xperia NXT series speaks to the desired target market and will meet the demands of our consumers.”
Lonne added that the Sony Xperia P and Xperia U, which are pinned as less feature rich, yet more affordable versions of the Xperia S, will be available locally in June.
No further information regarding pricing is currently available.