Sony has been really on a high roll this year (at least as far as announcements are being concerned) and the manufacturer has finally spilled the beans on the Xperia Ion release date. The device first showed up in January at the Consumer Electronics Show where it was announced that AT&T called dibs on the device. We first thought that the Sony Xperia S would launch internationally while the Ion is the US only variant.
That information changed quickly and now both handsets will be available worldwide. If you’re eagerly waiting for the Sony Xperia Ion release date stay with us as we will share the latest info and also take a look at Ion’s specs.
Sony Xperia Ion Release Date
Sony’s Mobile President, Bert Nordberg, recently announced that the worldwide Sony Xperia Ion release date is scheduled for this summer. If you have been postponing your purchase of a new device in favor of the Ion, it seems you will have to wait a few extra months.
The first announcement stated that the Xperia Ion release date is scheduled for Q2 with AT&T but seeing as the device would go live globally, we wonder if that could affect ATT’s schedule.
Sony’s Xperia Ion comes in with a 4.6-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. A 1.5GHz dual-core processor provides the power and the Xperia Ion also comes with NFC support. The main camera clocks in at 12 megapixels and a front-facing camera is also tossed in.
For the time being however, we don’t know if the initially announced LTE capabilities will carry on to the international version of the device.
The only issue I had with the Xperia Ion is in regards to the OS version it runs, namely Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Sony did say that it would update it to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but we don’t know when just yet. For more info on this handset check out our Sony Xperia Ion Overview.
Thanks TheVerge for letting us know about the Sony Xperia Ion release date.