23:28 09th Sep, 2012
Sony Xperia ion With Android 4.0 And 4.6" Screen Launched For Rs 37,000
ICS smartphone features a 12 mp main camera, 1.3 mp front camera, 4G LTE support, and Full HD (1080p) video playback.
After its announcement at CES 2012, Sony has finally brought the Xperia ion, its first 4G LTE-compliant Android 4.0 smartphone, to Indian shores. That being said, since 4G is available only in a few cities and that too only for data connections (dongles), this is a dormant feature for now. Regardless, equipped with a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, the highlight of this handset is its 12 mp snapper that can record 1080p video. Here is a detailed list of the specifications:
- Quad-band GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); quad-band 3G (850, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz), dual-band LTE (Band IV, Band XVII), uses micro-SIM.
- 4.6" scratch-resistant, shatter-proof, 4-point multi-touch TFT capacitive screen with 16 million colours and 1280x720 pixels (320 ppi).
- Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), 3D and motion games, Social networking support, Flash 11 enabled.
- 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8260 CPU with Adreno 220 GPU and 1 GB of RAM.
- 16 GB internal storage, 32 GB microSD card slot.
- 12 mp camera with auto-focus, LED flash, Exmor R sensor, HD video recording (1080p), 3D Sweep Panorama, Red-eye reduction, touch focus, and Smile Shutter.
- Front-facing camera (1.3 megapixel, 720p).
- Micro-USB 2.0, Wi-Fi with hotspot functionality, HDMI-Out, DLNA certified, Assisted GPS, Bluetooth, NFC.
- Supported video formats: 3GPP, MP4, H.263, H.264; Supported audio formats: MP3, WAV, eAAC+, SMF, OTA, OGG.
- FM radio with RDS, 3.5 mm audio jack for headphones.
- Accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, compass.
- 5" x 2.5" x 0.4" (10.6 mm), 144 grammes.
- 1900 mAh battery with talk time of 10 hours in 2G and 4 hours in 3G, 12 hours of music, 3 hours of video.
- Available colours: Red, Black.
The handset is priced at Rs 37,000 and comes with a special offer for airtel users, who can use 500 MB of free 3G data per month for 3 months as well as 200 minutes of Mobile TV for a period of 2 months. The Xperia ion is available for purchase on Snapdeal.com for one grand less, along with a one-year warranty. The package comes with the option to choose between two bundled offers: the first includes a free lunch + movie tickets for two worth Rs 2000, while the other gives you a free DTH connection worth Rs 2500. Check out the gallery for more images.
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