Sony Xperia S (LT26i) is official in Malaysia, priced at RM 1899
by Lim Pei Hao
15 March 2012 – Sony has officially launched the Xperia S in Malaysia. The Xperia S is the latest Android flagship from Sony, after the company bought the stake from Ericsson.
The smartphone has a 4.3-inch Sony Bravia Engine display with 1280 x 720 resolution pixels. It is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM. Unfortunately, this model does not come with an auto-brightness sensor that can be seen on the Xperia P.
In addition, it has three capacitive touch buttons located right below the display, but slightly above the illuminated transparent bar.
There is a 12-megapixel camera with Sony Exmor R technology. It also features Fast Capture, which Sony claims that you can start up your camera from standby mode within 1.5 seconds by pressing the shutter button. The camera is also fast enough for you to perform continuous shots almost instantly, but it does not support touch-to-focus function.
The Xperia S is running on Android 2.3.7 (Gingerbread) with the Sony’s Timescape UI. It would be upgradeable to Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich during the second quarter of the year. Connectivity-wise, it supports HSDPA 14.4Mbps, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS and NFC. There is a 32GB internal storage, but it does not have a microSD card slot.
For a limited time, Xperia S handsets with be bundled with additional goodies including car charger, screen protector, HDMI cable, LiveSound hi-fi headset and Xperia SmartTags that worth RM 534.
The Xperia S will be available via Maxis, Digi, Celcom and U Mobile tomorrow and it is retailed at RM 1899 in stores nationwide on March 21.
Check out the brief hands-on video below:
" Sony secara rasminya telah melancarkan Xperia S di Malaysia. Xperia S ialah model terkini Android daripada Sony selepas pengambilalihan sepenuhnya daripada Ericsson. Telefon pintar ini yang mempunyai skrin paparan 4.3-inch dengan Sony Bravia Engine yang mempunyai resolusi 1280 x 720 piksel. Terdapat juga kamera 12-megapiksel dengan teknologi Sony Exmor R dan menggunakan Android 2.3.7 (Gingerbread). Xperia S dijual pada harga RM 1899 mulai esok "