At the 2012 International CES, Sony introduced the Xperia ion, its first LTE smartphone to be available in the US from AT&T in Q2 2012. Powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz MSM8260 processor, the new Xperia will be launching on Android 2.3 Gingerbread platform. As the brother of the new Xperia S, the ion sports a larger 4.6-inch HD Reality display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine with 1280×720 HD resolution, but lacks the transparent element at the base.
The Xperia ion features a 12 Megapixel main camera with Sony Exmor R for mobile with Full HD 1080p video recording and a 1.3 Megapixel 720p front camera for video chat. It comes with 16GB internal storage and supports DLNA, BRAVIA Sync and HDMI. The Android device also include Fast Capture function that allows users to take shots very quickly directly from standby mode. You can expect support for Bluetooth, GPS, WiFi connectivity as well as AT&T’s 4G LTE mobile network.