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Sony slashes price of Xperia S to £299 ahead of impending iPhone 5 release

It could be because of the impending launch of the Apple iPhone 5, the mounting competition from the Galaxy S3 or simply because a new mobile is in the pipeline. For whatever reason, Sony has cut the price of the Xperia S to under £299.

The device can be purchased directly from the Sony mobile shop for less than the inferior Xperia P which leads us to believe that there might have been a mistake.

The phone comes with 32GB internal memory (but no microSD card slot), 1GB of RAM, a microSIM slot, a 12-megapixel camera with Exmor R technology and a 16x zoom, a 4.3in Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA engine and a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels, PlayStation Certification and Sony Entertainment Network compatibility, up to 8.5 hours talk time, a dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 processor clocked at 1.5GHz, a front facing camera, 3D Sweep panorama, USB, Wi-Fi, DLNA, aPGS, Bluetooth, NFC and HDMI connections.

{MPU Placeholder}As expected the Xperia S runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread with an upgrade patch to Ice Cream Sandwich. Also included is the Timescape UI with integration with all the major social networks. You can can check our preview of the phone which used a beta firmware.

Source : Sony Mobile

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