Sony has officially introduced their first Xperia smartphone to feature a dual core processor and LTE enabled device that called Xperia Ion at the CES 2012. Designed to support AT&T 4G LTE networks which offer 10x faster than 3G speed, Sony Xperia Ion smartphone will be will be release in US with exclusive for AT&T in the first quarter of 2012 with expected price around at around $ 500.00.
Comes with immersive specifications and features, AT&T Sony Xperia Ion provide best mobile experience for entertainment and multimedia. It sporting a 4.6 inch HD Reality touchscreen display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine to enhanced graphics colors and offer high resolutions display at 1280×720 resolution make it perfect for video streaming with fastest 4G LTE network, playing mobile games or video chats with your friends or family. To improve viewing experience, you can also connect it with HDTV or external device, so enjoy your content through this device via HDMI, NFC, DLNA and Bravia Sync
As the high end smartphone, AT&T Xperia Ion comes with a 1.5-GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor paired with 1 GB of DDR2 memory and completed with Adreno 220 GPU, 16GB of internal storage and running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread as the operating system (upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in the future. There is dual camera with 12-megapixel auto focus camera with Sony’s Exmor R™ for enhanced quality picture and video, support up to 16x digital zoom, Red-eye reduction, Face detection, Image stabilizer and 3D sweep panorama with support 1080p video recording plus 720p front facing camera for self potraits or video chats.
For connectivity, the AT&T Android smartphone offer Bluetooth™, TV out, 3.5 mm audio jack, GPS, micro USB port, WiFi with support WiFi hotspot and WiFi Direc plus works on GSM /EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 and UMTS/HSPA 850/1900/2100. In term of size, it measures in 133 x 68 x 10.8 mm (HxWxD) with weight at 144 grams and packs with 1900 mAh Lithium Ion battery that provide up to Talktime 2G: 10 Hours, Talktime 3G: 4 Hours, Stand-by 2G: 16 days, Stand-by 3G: 14 days and Music play: 12 Hours.
Like the Sony Xperia S Android Smartphone, Sony Xperia Ion also preloaded with PlayStation™ Certified to play your favorite PlayStation games, FM radio with RDS, quick access to soial Network site (Facebook™, Twitter), Google Mobile Service, download thousand of apps in Android market and Sony Entertainment Network which offer access to download, listening or watch thosand of music, videos or TV Shows in Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited.