Sony had got takeover upon Sony Ericsson for making handsets as a bigger part of its trademark and it had officially rebranded the Xperia devices which now go only under the ‘Sony’ name. Sony has introduced two new Xperia Smartphones named Xperia ion and Xperia S officially at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The Xperia ion is the first Smartphone from Sony which comes with 4G LTE capabilities. You may have heard about the Sony Nozomi before few weeks, this device has been officially revealed by Sony as the Xperia S and it shares most of the specs with Xperia Ion apart from lack of LTE support and a smaller display.
The Xperia ion & The Xperia S both are powered with a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and they run on Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS that will be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich soon. Both are featured with a 12-MP EXMOR-R rear camera capable of video recording in 1080p HD at 30fps and a 1.3 MP front-facing camera capable of recording 720p videos. They are packed with 1 GB RAM & 16 GB internal memory. Other features include HDMI-out support, Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC support, Bluetooth, PlayStation certified DLNA & BRAVIA Sync and the ability to access to Sony Entertainment services like Video Unlimited & Music Unlimited.
The difference is that the Xperia ion comes with 4G LTE support while the Xperia S lacks it. The Xperia ion sports 4.6” HD Bravia Reality display having 1280 x 720 pixels resolution to provide improved contrast and richer colors. On the other hand, the Xperia S sports a smaller 4.3” HD Bravia Reality Display with still a rocking higher resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The Xperia ion will hit exclusively the US market via AT&T in the second quarter of 2012, while the Xperia S will hit the worldwide market in the first quarter of 2012.