While at CES 2012 in Las Vegas we got a chance to get our hands on the new Sony Xperia S as well as the new Sony Xperia Ion. The Ion is headed to AT&T’s 4G/LTE network in Q2 and packs a powerful punch in an eye-catching sexy frame.
The Sony Xperia Ion features a 1.5ghz dual core processor, 16gb of internal storage, and a 4.6″ display powered by Sony’s mobile Bravia engine and 1280×720 true HD display.
At Monday night’s Sony press conference it was revealed that after Sony closes on the proposed buyout of Ericsson, Sony’s phone division will be known as Sony Mobile Communications. The Sony Xperia Ion should be the first phone under that branding.
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In the camera department the Sony Xperia Ion is packing a 12 megapixel camera with Exmor processing giving you photos from your phone that will put Sony’s own point and click Cybershot line to shame. Of course the rear camera supports 1080p HD video. The front facing camera will allow you to video chat over 3G/4G or WiFi in 720p HD.
Sony’s mobile Bravia engine means if you HDMI out to a full sized television you’re going to get a rich picture.
Finally, the Sony Xperia Ion supports the ANT program meaning that it can interact with fitness components featuring the ANT platform.