The gorgeous looking yet underpowered (typically Sony, eh?) Xperia S has begun shipping globally already, and will be available for purchase at Sony Stores this week in Barcelona, before the end of Mobile World Congress.
The device has a 1.5 GHz dual core processor and runs a heavily skinned version of Gingerbread, and a really attractive 4.3” 720p display.
Sony Mobile CMO Steve Walker also said the company would be starting “by far the largest brand advertising campaign that we have run for many years.” He also mentioned their marketing expenditure in 2012 will increase substantially, though he didn’t go into the details.
On a related note, Sony has also announced that the Xperia Ion will be launched globally this summer. We had our hands-on time with both during CES, so check that out if you haven’t.