The Xperia™ S is the first* Sony-brand Xperia™ smartphone. In addition to fast and easy operability made possible by a high-performance 1.5GHz dual core central processing unit (CPU), the Xperia™ S boasts a high-resolution (1280 × 720 pixels) 4.3-inch HD display. A 12.1-effective megapixel “Exmor R for mobile” CMOS image sensor and Mobile BRAVIA® Engine combine to ensure high-sensitivity, high-quality still images and HD video that deliver an evolved entertainment experience.
In fiscal year 2011, Sony began to shift the focus of its mobile phone business exclusively to smartphones. Smartphone sales for the period accounted for a 60-percentage point higher share of Sony´s total mobile phone sales than in fiscal year 2010, with cumulative shipments of Xperia™ smartphones reaching 28 million units. Going forward, Sony will continue to add innovative new models to its lineup of Android™-based smartphones.
* Sony´s mobile phones were branded Sony Ericsson until Sony bought the remaining 50% interest in Sony Ericsson in February 2012, and formed Sony Mobile Communications.