Announcing our new flagship smartphone, the Xperia™ S

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Today we announced the new Xperia™ S, our new flagship smartphone and the first of the new Xperia NXT series. This stunning Android™ smartphone boasts a 1.5 GHz dual core, 1 GB RAM, 4.3-inch 720×1280 resolution reality display, 12 MP camera with Exmor R™ mobile, NFC, and much more! Read more after the jump.

Xperia™ S

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The Xperia™ S is the first in our new global line of Xperia™ phones called the Xperia NXT series. Launching on the Android™ 2.3 (Gingerbread) platform, Xperia™ S will be upgraded to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) during the second quarter of 2012. It has a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260 dual core processor for stunning, fluid graphics, plus long battery life. You’ll also find the Adreno™ 220 GPU for an enhanced level of 3D graphics performance, and allows for support of a number of APIs, including OpenGL ES 2.0, OpenGL ES 1.1 and OpenVG 1.1. For more information on OpenGL, see our previous OpenGL blog post.

And as Sony’s flagship smartphone, Xperia™ S makes for easy connectivity to the Sony Entertainment Network and across multiple screens, whether it’s TV, smartphone, laptop or tablet. You can watch content from Video Unlimited, listen to songs, personal playlists and radio stations from Music Unlimited, and access the PlayStation® Network for PlayStation-certified content to guarantee high-quality smartphone gaming and access to the PlayStation Store.

Xperia™ S (horizontal)

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The Xperia™ S is also NFC enabled, allowing you to share content with other NFC devices and enjoy an increasing number of NFC applications and services, as well as Xperia™ SmartTags. Xperia™ SmartTags are a new kind of accessory that can launch a number of pre-configured profiles in the phone. It’s also GLONASS capable, allowing the device greater positioning accuracy when using navigation-related applications, and ANT+ enabled, which is an interoperability function that enables the collection, automatic transfer and tracking of sensor data for monitoring of personal wellness. For more in depth information on NFC, GLONASS and ANT+, stay tuned to Developer World going forward! For our current information on ANT+, check out these ANT+ blog posts.

Xperia™ S will be available to consumers globally from the first quarter 2012, and will come in 2 colors – black and white.

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  1. By Uchiha Itachi


    It should have an option that enables to close multiple application at once

  2. By Uchiha Itachi


    When will it get the 4.4 update

  3. By Jeysson Dammert


    disculpe soy de peru y quiera tener esta room aosp ? tengo xperia s gracias

  4. By Frederika Katuuk


    howor where can i find my xperia S unique identifier?

    • By Joe Padre


      Hi Frederika,
      The unique identifier is the IMEI number. To find out the IMEI number, simply go to Settings> About phone> Status, then scroll down. You should see the IMEI number listed near the bottom.
      Best regards,
      Joe from Developer World

  5. By Noel Christopher Praveen


    I used to send more group sms .When i send group sms, the alert for message account deduction comes for every person. we need to give okay for every deduction notification window to get into home screen, unlike my nokia old phone which i used last which will give message as “would u like to see all the notification ?”. i shall enter no to get into my home screen directly. but in my xpeira a need to okay over 20 times to get into my home screen. pls include that option too. Waiting for your update. Thanx in advance sony. I proud to be a sony fan .Awesome xperia s

    • By Joe Padre


      Hi Noel,
      Thanks for your feedback. Will fwd your suggestion to the right dept.
      Best regards,
      Joe from Developer World

  6. By Kjetil B. Thomassen


    I have an Xperia S, and have lately experimented with USB OTG using a USB Micro A to A adapter, and that works fine with:
    – A USB Memory Stick
    – A keyboard and mouse connected at the same time through the USB hub in a monitor
    – An Xperia x10 connected through the USB hub in a monitor

    I have not been able to get it to identify a USB video adapter that is DisplayLink certified, to my disappointment. I found that someone had made a custom kernel and made it work in that way, but it would have been nice to have support for DisplayLink as standard in the kernel.

    One thing I found in the White Paper is that it says it has micro USB support, but not that it has a micro AB connector. That should be listed there, as that should actually be a key selling point, as several of the competitors do not have that. The Samsung Galaxy S III has a custom connector, and the HTC One X has a micro B connector.

    I still haven’t been able to find an adapter to make it possible to charge the phone at the same time as devices are connected to it, but the USB standard supports a configuration like that, so someone should make such an adapter.

    Then to my question: Which other Sony devices has a USB micro AB connector (that makes it possible to connect both a USB micro A or a micro B connector to it)? Does the Sony Tablet S have this?

    Kjetil B.

  7. By Riswan Deen


    wen wil the xperia u get ics update…plz make it available soon…waiting fr it…

  8. By Ron de Generio


    If tablets and smart phones are meant for entertainment on the go then i would definitely prefer gaming tablet or gaming smart phone with access to sony sky drive where we can have fun with latest games only for sony customers. and we can also do much more than gaming.
    I would prefer a gaming tablet or smart phone with unmatched specifications and specifically designed for gamers………
    A gaming tablet/ smart phone which would physically look alike sony psp and it should be backed up with sony online game store. where we can create our own personal group and play mutliplayer games through web access through sony sky drive and can also resume games from where we left.
    I mean high end gaming tab or a smart phone…..

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  12. By Filipe Pereira


    Hi!! i have a question, the update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is automatic even if i buy a version with gingerbread?

    • By Joe Padre


      Hi Filipe,
      We can’t share any information on this right now, but please stay tuned to the Sony Xperia Product blog for product communication going forward.
      Thanks and best regards,
      Joe from Developer World

  13. By Yogesh Thapa


    Is their a dock for xperia S??..if not please make will b very useful..thank you

    • By Joe Padre


      Hi Yogesh,
      Regarding the dock, we don’t have that info available at the moment.
      Thanks and best regards,
      Joe from Developer World

  14. By lance gison


    when is the release date of xperia s in philippines?

    • By Joe Padre


      Hi Lance,
      you can try contacting your local Sony Xperia Support office for additional information. ‎+63 2 7891860.
      Thanks and best regards,
      Joe from Developer World

  15. By Yogesh Thapa


    When I go to Sony site……some phones like xperia u and xperia’s written”coming soon” while on xperia s it’s written”new”..does this means that xperia s is available..what does it means??

    • By Tobias Nilsson



      yes, Xperia S is now available for purchase in certain markets. Global availability dates may differ though. Please check with your local reseller for more information.

      Tobias from Developer World