Sony Xperia ion launched, priced at Php 29,990

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Sony has just launched their flagship Android smartphone, the Xperia ion at an event earlier today. The Xperia ion is the newest member of their Xperia line of devices, and sports a 4.6-inch 720 x 1280 resolution display, a thin 133 x 68 x 10.8 mm body and sports a dual-core, 1.5GHz processor.

The ion comes with a number of Sony’s enhanced media functionality, such as their Walkman media player and Xperia Timescape for both Twitter and Facebook. The Xperia ion also boasts one of the beefiest camera sensors currently on the market – a 12.1 megapixel camera that’s able to take HD videos.

Unfortunately, the Xperia ion ships with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) out of the box, but Sony has said that an ICS upgrade is coming soon, as evidenced by the beta ICS builds running on the demo units we used during the event. Sony has set the price of the Xperia ion at Php 29,990.