Sony just announced their first Xperia™ smartphone from Sony® at CES2012, and just look at that beauty! Boosting a beautiful Minimalistic Design the Xperia S and surprise surprise, Sony has engineered the first transparent Antenna for the Xperia S according to Rikke Gertsen , Art Director of Sony Xperia Team. The transparent band in the rather bottom part of the device is actually a cut in the Device itself which illuminates in the dark adding amazing ambiance to the already gorgeous design.
The 4.3″ Capacitive Touchscreen ;LED-backlit LCD with 16M colors are quite convincing , yet not on level with the amoled displays from Nokia Lumia and Nokia N9. Still its early days for the conclusions as Sony have their Mobile Bravia Engine which makes pictures look more vibrant on the device. The scratch resistant glass on the screen supports up to 10 finger gestures on Sony’s candy-bar, interesting.
Running currently on Android 2.3 Gingerbread powered by the Dual Core 1.5Ghz Snapdragon processors and 1GB RAM, the Xperia S will be more than able to get further Android Updates in the future if you are concerned right now ( ICS at second quarter 2012).
The browser supports both HTML5 and the “belated” Adobe Flash Based Contents so expecting the mobile browser does good on future benchmarks on Html5 and flash rich content websites, Sony has good you covered in all corners with brower support.
When it comes to the Camera, Sony have not compromised in any aspect. A 12 mega pixel camera with Sony’s Exmor R™ for mobile CMOS sensor lets you capture high-quality, bright pictures and videos in poor light conditions, 1080p video recording ;samples are yet to be seen how good they really are against the Nokia N8. They even put a 1.3 Mega Pixel front facing camera with 720p recording for the Skype Calls and Google Talk chats, pretty neat. Thats not all, features like Smile Shutter™,3D sweep panorama,Face Detection,Face Recognition andImage Stabilizer together with Led flash and VideoLight( flash while recording video) should give the edge if you want a great capture companion.Sony also say it to be one of the faster capturing mobile devices out there, time and comparisons would let us know more.
Overall the Xperia S looks really good , in design, in hardware and also regards to innovation and experience they have put into this device. There are still lots to be discovered for this device. But it keeps amazing the eyes for now and is currently one of the few shining stars of CES2012.