Sony Xperia S Announced

The Nozomi from Sony has popped up on our radar a couple of times and now this powerful phone has been made official and sports the name the Sony Xperia S.

 

Featuring a 4.3-inch HD display and a beefy 1.5GHz dual-processor with 1GB of RAM the performance of the Xperia S will be ideal for multimedia and movies. The handset will come in both 16GB and 32GB versions without a microSD card slot so heavy users will want the bigger memory version.

 

The 12-mgepaixel camera includes the Exmor R backlit sensor and should deliver impressive images whilst there is a 1.3-megapixel camera on the front to enable video calling.

 

Android 2.3 OS will initially be on the handset with a future upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich later in the year. The phone is expected to become available within the next three months.

 

So with impressive hardware on board do you think that Sony has missed a trick with no microSD card slot? Do you think a 12-megapixel camera on a smartphone is a good idea? Or can it simply not compete with a stand-alone camera with optical zoom?

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