The handset will feature a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 4.3 inch HD (720×1280) screen, near-field communication technology (NFC), and a 12 megapixel rear camera. The Xperia S will run on Google Android, and from what we hear, the now dated Android 2.3 “Gingerbread”, though we haven’t confirmed what version the Australian version is shipping with.
Sony’s design of the phone separates itself from competitors by offering a simple black or white block with an illuminating transparent strip at the bottom of the handset. This is one handset that you’re not going to confuse with an iPhone, that’s for sure.
Availability for the Sony Xperia S is confirmed for April 11 across most carriers, with Optus stocking the black model, Vodafone carrying the white, and Crazy John’s taking both colours.