Sony has announced their first Xperia smartphone that will be produced under their Sony brand rather than the Sony Ericsson brand, the Sony Xperia Ion and it features a 4.6 inch HD Reality display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.
The Sony Xperia Ion is powered by a dual core 1.5GHz processor and it features 16GB of built in storage, there is also a 12 megapixel rear camera which can record full HD video in 1080p, and the camera uses Sony’s latest Exmor R sensor.
The Xperia Ion comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, although Sony has said it will get an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, it also features LTE, NFC, HD sharing with DLNA, HDMI and Sony’s Bravia Sync.
The Sony Xperia Ion will be available in the US with mobile carrier AT&T in the second quarter of 2012. For more information on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich have a look at our Samsung Galaxy Nexus Review.