Sony’s next generation top phones: the Xperia ion and the Xperia S

Sony Xperia ion
Sony Xperia ion

 

It seems that the first “Sony” smartphones are going to hit the market very soon, as they’ve just made their debut at CES 2012. The devices are called the Xperia ion and the Xperia S, but they’re really the US and EU version of the same device with minor differences. Both devices have the same 1.5 gHz dual-core Snapdragon processor and a 720p HD Reality display, though the ion (US version) has a 4.6″ one and the S (EU version) has to make do with 4.3″.

Sony Xperia S
Sony Xperia S

 

The camera on both devices is a 12MP one with an Exmor R sensor, so it’s bound to shoot good photos and with the Fast Capture feature is ready to take a photo in 1.5 seconds. The devices both run Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but will receive an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich soon. The other significant difference between the phones is their design and while both versions have the same overall shape and size, they somehow manage to look very differently. B. A.

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