Electronic major Sony has reportedly launched two powerful smartphones in individual destinations in Asia. The Xperia GX is now available in Japan, while the Sony Xperia Ion made its way to consumers in India.
In terms of specifications, the Xperia Ion is a beast in the making. The device has 4.55-inch LED-backlit LCD 720 x 1280 pixels resolution display, multi-touch up to 4 fingers, 13.2 GB internal storage, 1 GB RAM and microSD support up to 32 GB. Other features include a 12-megapixel camera, 1.3 secondary camera, dual-core 1.5 GHz processor, Android OS, v2.3 Gingerbread which can be upgraded to ICS, and a battery capable of delivering up to 10 hours of talk time on 2G and up to 4 hours on 3G.
First heard in May, the Xperia GX packs a slew of impressive features such as a 4.6-inch 720 x 1280 pixels LED-backlit LCD display with scratch-resistant glass, Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine and Timescape UI. At 8.6 mm the handset is relatively thin compared to many high-end smartphones available in the current market.
Additionally, the smartphone has 1 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage option supporting up to 32 GB. The device also sports an impressive 13-megapixel camera with 1080p video recording capabilities, beating several high-end devices like Galaxy S3 and HTC One X, both of which feature a relatively lower 8-megapixel camera. Other features include Android OS 4.0 powered by Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait processor with Adreno 225 graphics support, and 1700 mAh that Sony claims will 7 hours of talk time. The phone weighs only 127 g which is far lighter than Apple's current iPhone 4S which weighs 140 g.
Though the company is yet to announce the official roll-out of the two devices, some online stores in India have announced the availability of the Xperia Ion. Snapdeal is offering the smartphone for ₹35,999, while the Japan-bound Xperia GX is offered through NTT DoCoMo mobile operator.