CES 2012 saw Sony unveil four new smartphones in the Xperia range.
Headlining the unveiling was the Xperia S – the first Xperia NXT-series device from the company.
It features a 4.3-inch reality display with mobile Bravia engine technology, running a resolution of 1280 x 720; a 1.5GHz dual core processor handles processing; and storage in the form of 32GB of internal flash.
The Xperia S also features a 12MP rear facing camera capable of 1080p recording – able to take photos within 1.5 seconds after coming out of standby mode. It features a Near field communications (NFC) chip, and DLNA for HD content sharing.
Other models unveiled include the Xperia Ion, Sony’s first LTE-capable smartphone; and the Xperia NX and Xperia arco HD – smartphones aimed at the Japanese domestic market.
Sony finished off the unveiling by demoing various Android accessories, including:
- Xperia smart tags – small NFC-enabled tokens that are used to launch pre-configured and personalised settings when you swipe an NFC Android smartphone against them;
- Smart Wireless Headset Pro – a Bluetooth stereo headset that also works as a standalone MP3 player and radio away from the phone;
- SmartWatch – a micro display used to wirelessly access calls, messages and applications;
- SmartDock for Xperia ion – an HDMI dock that turns the ion into a mini-PC by connecting it to a keyboard, mouse, and display.
The Xperia S will be available to consumers globally in the first quarter of 2012.