Sony just announced the latest edition to its smartphone lineup at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show called the “Xperia S.” The Xperia S is a beautiful smartphone and has a very solid list of specifications. First off, the device rocks a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 12-megapixel camera, 4.3-inch 720p display, and NFC. Secondly, Sony dubs it “Playstation Certified”. This certification means it will have some type of gaming experience like the rest of the Xperia line. Sony also announced a similar phone today, called the “Xperia Ion.” The Xperia S lacks 4G, because it will most likely go big in Europe.

 

The Xperia S will launch with Android 2.3, and it will see an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade sometime in 2012’s second quarter, Sony said. The Xperia S will land in select markets, in both black and white, by the end of the first quarter. We will have a hands-on of the device tomorrow. Stay tuned! (via The Verge)