So online gadget store Widget City‘s stock of Sony Xperia S has arrived, and thus far, theirs is the cheapest one. Each Xperia S costs P28,500. I’ve checked every nook and cranny of the Interwebs, but the units that are (unofficially) available in the Philippines currently sell for more than P30,000.
The Sony Xperia S is the first smartphone that doesn’t carry the Sony Ericsson branding following the Sony buyout and the initial offering in the new Xperia NXT (or next generation) series.
The NFC [Near Field Communications]-enabled device’s huge 4.3-inch screen has a resolution of 1280 x 720 (HD). There’s a 12-megapixel camera at the back, which can take shots—HD or otherwise—in just 1.5 seconds directly from standby mode. The internal flash storage is a generous 32GB. And it’s powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and runs Android Gingerbread, which will be updated to Ice Cream Sandwich come second quarter of this year.
Because the PlayStation-certified Xperia S is from Sony, it should be easy to share content across multiple screens within the company’s ecosystem.
I don’t know when it’s officially coming here in the Philippines, but if my distributor friends are right, then the Sony Xperia S should be available in the country in April.