Although initial rumors had it that the Sony Xperia S would be released in the UK in January or February, it’s only now that the smartphone can be purchased by British customers.
Three is the first UK network to offer the Xperia S, and it’s doing it as of today, March 8. The handset is sold both on Pay As You Go (for £369.99 – about €442), and pay monthly plans. You can get it for free on monthly plans starting at £30.
The Xperia S is the very first Sony-branded smartphone (as you may already know, earlier this year Sony acquired Ericsson’s share in the Sony Ericsson joint venture to become Sony Mobile Communications). The handset features a 4.3 inch HD Reality Display with Mobile Bravia Engine, HSPA, Wi-Fi, GPS, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory, 12MP rear camera with 3D sweep panorama and 1080p video recording, and a 1.3MP front-facing camera. It runs Android Gingerbread, with an update to Ice Cream Sandwich promised for later this year.