The Xperia S will launch with Rogers compatibility in Canada, but those that wish to get theirs hands on the new smartphone will have to do their shopping at the Sony Store. The Xperia S will be available April 17th but pricing on the Android 2.3 handset hasn’t been revealed. From the sound of things, the handset looks to get a fully unsubsidized price tag.
The Xperia S features a 4.3-inch 720p HD display and 1.5GHz dual-core processor. Check out the press release below for more info.
Xperia S – the first Sony smartphone coming exclusively to Sony Stores across Canada
First smartphone in the new Xperia NXT series
Stunning HD viewing and capture powered by Sony
Effortless sharing of content with easy connectivity across multiple screens
TORONTO, April 10, 2012 /CNW/ – Xperia™ S, the first smartphone from the new Xperia NXT series – next generation smartphones from Sony – will soon make its Canadian debut. A limited number of Xperia S smartphones will be available exclusively at Sony Stores across Canada, beginning April 17th. Canadians can purchase their Xperia S, which is compatible with the Rogers wireless network, directly at the Sony Store.
“We are thrilled to offer Canadians the first Sony smartphone and the Sony Store is a natural retail partner for this premium device,” said Peter Farmer, VP Marketing, North America, Sony Mobile Communications. “Combining exceptional performance with elegant design and a myriad of entertainment possibilities, the Xperia S embodies the connected entertainment experience Sony Mobile represents.”
Experience everything in HD
The Xperia S is an Android smartphone that delivers a stunning HD viewing experience with a high resolution screen, brilliant 4.3″ HD Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® engine and a 12MP fast capture camera that goes from sleep to snap in just over a second with a single key press. This smartphone also features a powerful 1.5GHz dual-core processor for faster performance.
Xperia S within the world of Sony
With quick and simple HD sharing across four screens, the Xperia S allows consumers to effortlessly connect, share and control content on multiple screens whether it’s a TV, smartphone, laptop or tablet using HDMI, DLNA or BRAVIA Sync. Xperia S is also NFC (Near Field Communication) enabled allowing consumers to share content with each other as well as enjoy an increasing number of NFC applications and services.
Biggest and best entertainment experiences from Sony
Xperia S has full access to the richest entertainment experiences from Sony Entertainment Network*. The recently launched Music Unlimited offers a global catalogue of 15 million songs, while Video Unlimited has the latest Hollywood blockbusters and TV shows from all major studios**.
Instantly Recognizable Design
Xperia S showcases a new design approach referred to as “Iconic Identity”. The design will be replicated across the Xperia NXT series and creates a simple strong look that is instantly recognizable. The transparent element at the base creates an iconic silhouette where the display is emphasized and underlined. In addition, it provides illumination effects and integrates the antenna components.
The user interface has been redesigned to match the minimalistic design of the hardware. The home screen has a new colourful flow background making full usage of HD Reality Display and dual-core processing power.
Xperia S will be available in limited quantities across Canada, exclusively at the Sony Store. It is compatible with the Rogers wireless network and is launching with Android platform 2.3 (Gingerbread).
Key Features for Xperia S
4.3″ 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 rear-facing camera with Sony Exmor R™ for mobile.
NFC enabled to access growing range of NFC applications.
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.