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Sony Xperia S: Setting the standard for 2012?

The Xperia S is the first phone to come from Sony, without Ericsson. Read on to find out a few more details about one of the biggest devices planned for 2012.

CES is a magical time of year. There’s more gadgets and gizmos than you could shake a HTC device at, and this year has been no exception. Some of the biggest news to come from this year’s CES, so far, is the release of further details regarding Sony’s first device without his trusted partner, Ericsson. Said device is named the Sony Xperia S, and from the details we’ve seen so far, we’re thoroughly looking forward to getting our hands on it.

The Xperia S doesn’t seem to be pushing the boundaries design wise, with the usual black rectangle shape on display here. One unique addition is the transparent strip along the bottom of the device, yes transparent, meaning you’ll be able to look straight through the phone. Sounds like a great idea, and adds something to the otherwise bleak design. There’s a massive 4.3 inch screen, with an eye-poppingly good 720 x 1280 resolution to boot.

Under the bonnet, there’s a 1.5GHz dual-core processor powering the Xperia S, which should mean that you’ll have more than enough power to be messing with some of the more power-hungry apps on the market.

One of the most exciting things amongst the various details about the new Xperia S, is the impressive camera, on sheet anyway. Keen snappers will be pleased to see a 12 megapixel Sony Exmor R camera, which can shoot 1080p HD moving pictures. There’s also a secondary camera for video calling, which can film a still superb 720p HD video.

From the details we’ve seen, one of the biggest letdowns is that the Xperia S will only be shipped with Android 2.3. But don’t panic, it’s confirmed that Sony’s will be getting a tasty slice of Ice Cream Sandwich in the second half of the year.