Sony Xperia ion was officially announced by the Japanese phone maker in April 2012. The smartphone became available for purchase in select countries in June 2012.
The terminal arrives with 4.55-inch LED-backlit LCD display with Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine technology, a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, and a pixel density of 323 ppi. It was released with Android 2.3 Gingerbread with Timescape UI on board and it’s upgradable to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.
Sony Xperia ion is 133 mm tall, 68 mm wide, and 10.8 mm thin, while weighing in at 144 grams. The device is powered by a dual-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon processor with Adreno 220 GPU, while integrating 1 GB of RAM, 13.2 GB storage, and support for microSD cards up to 32 GB.
On the back of the smartphone there’s a 12 MP primary shooter with autofocus, LED flash, and full HD video recording support, while the front panel accommodates a 1.3 MP secondary camera with HD video recording capabilities.
Sony Xperia ion arrives with connectivity features such as Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, NFC, FM radio, and microUSB 2.0. It has a 1,900 mAh battery that promises up to 4 hours of 3G talk time.