Sony Mobile has formally launched the Xperia Ion smartphone in India for Rs 36,999. The new Sony Xperia Ion joins the existing lineup of smartphones and features with Xperia NXT styling.
At about 10.6 mm thick, the new Xperia Ion is a power-packed device with a large 4.6 inch touchscreen with 1280 x 720 pixel native resolution. This touchscreen is a Reality Display with a scratch-resistant, shatter proof sheet on the mineral glass.
Under the hood, the Xperia Ion houses a dual core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8260 mobile processor with 1 GB memory. This processor is coupled with Adreno 220 graphics that is good enough to run the most recent mobile games. This smartphone is PlayStation certified and can therefore run the legacy games with on-screen control buttons.
At the back, the Xperia Ion has a 12.1 megapixel camera to click high quality images and record 1080p HD video at 30 frames per second. In the front, there is a 1.3 megapixel camera capable of recording 720p videos.
Packing 16 GB on-board storage, the smartphone offers a memory card slot with support for a memory card of up to 32 GB. Besides, the phone also features Near Field Communication support and will be compatible with Sony SmartTags.
There is also ANT+ support, Social Network Services integration, Stereo FM for RDS and Bluetooth. Sony Mobile has packed a massive 1900 mAh battery to power the device for a long time. This smartphone will be sold in India in red and black colours.