Sony has just announced US availability of the Sony Xperia Acro S. While this device won’t be coming to any specific carrier, Sony is offering it unlocked through a number of retailers for those on GSM networks. The device will be offered from Sony’s own site and Newegg for $600 starting today, but what are you getting for that non-subsidized price tag?
It comes with a 4.3 inch HD Reality display, Qualcomm’s 1.5GHz dual-core S4 processor, 1GB of RAM, a 12MP camera, 16GB of internal storage, Ice Cream Sandwich and more. For $600 you won’t find a better Sony phone that’s as easily accessible (in terms of retail availability) in the United States as this one is. Read on for full press details.
Sony Mobile Communications Brings a New Stylish, Durable Smartphone to the US – the Xperia™ acro S
o Stylish, sleek and durable smartphone made to resist life’s challenges without compromising on design or functionality
o Easy connectivity and premium entertainment from Sony Entertainment Network anywhere, anytime
o Reality Display for razor sharp clarity and fast capture camera to go from sleep to snap in just over a second
What: Sony Mobile Communications brings the Xperia acro S to US consumers looking for premium specifications and beautiful design with extra durability and water resistance. The Xperia acro S has a scratch-resistant display to offer protection against dust and water immersion.
The Xperia acro S enables easy connectivity to share and enjoy content on a TV, smartphone, laptop or tablet. It also comes preloaded with Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited from Sony Entertainment Network giving access to Hollywood blockbusters, TV series and millions of music tracks.
The Xperia acro S has a 4.3” HD Reality Display for razor sharp clarity, full HD video recording, HD video chat, and easy HDMI TV connectivity to enjoy content on the big screen. NFC enabled, Xperia acro S can easily open applications with one touch against an Xperia SmartTag. The Xperia acro S has the highest level of water resistance of any smartphone, so you can drop it in your drink, then shake it off and carry on.
Pricing & availability:
The Xperia acro S is available now at select Sony stores and at store.sony.com. Newegg and other online retailers will also carry the Xperia acro S. For additional availability and pricing, please check with each retailer.
- · MSRP $599.99 (unlocked), in black or white
The Xperia acro S is compatible with the network bands below.
- · UMTS HSPA 850, 900, 1900, 2100
- · GSM 850/900/1800/1900
acro S specifications
Size:4.9 x 2.5 x .4 in
Weight: 5.18 ounces
Screen: 4.3″ 720p HD Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine, shatter proof sheet on scratch-resistant glass, wet finger tracking
Camera: 12.1MP camera, Exmor R™ for mobile, Aperture f/2.4, fast capture, 16x digital zoom, Pulsed LED flash and autofocus, 1080p HD video recording, front-facing camera
Phone Memory: Up to 1 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, up to 11 GB user accessible memory
Operating System: Android™ 4.0
Processor: 1.5 GHz Dual Core
Connectivity: 3.5 mm audio jack, aGPS, Bluetooth™, HDMI™ support, DLNA® Certified, Wi-Fi®, USB High speed 2.0 support, NFC
IP55 Rating: Protected against dust-limited to ingress (no harmful deposits) and water projected by a nozzle (6.3mm) against enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effects
IP57 Rating: Protected against dust-limited to ingress (no harmful deposits) and the effects of immersion between 15 cm and 1 m for 30 minutes