Xperia ion white paper confirms MSM8260 chipset, 1900mAh battery and microSD card slot

by XB on 9th January 2012

in Xperia ion

Xperia ionSony has released the white paper for the recently announced Xperia ion (LT28at). It confirms several details about the phone including that it will run the Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260 chipset which features a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and Adreno 220 GPU.

The handset will come with 1GB RAM, 1GB of internal phone storage and 16GB of eMMc flash memory. Crucially, the white paper confirms that the handset will come with microSD memory card support. Rumours suggested that this was believed to be absent in some of the new Xperia handsets such as the Xperia S (Nozomi).

A 1900mAh embedded battery will provide juice to the 4.55-inch 720p display, providing up to 10 hours of GSM talk time, 3 hours of video or 12 hours of music. The Xperia ion will also have a number of sensors on board including gyroscope and magnetometer.

The Xperia ion utilises the Qualcomm MDM9200 modem chipset. This is the industry’s first 3G/LTE single-chip modem. It will support a number of network frequencies including UMTS [HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I)], GSM [EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900] and LTE [Band IV and Band XVII].

Xperia ion white paper.

  • Tarekali

    I mean all these features are great, but when is there going to be a limit of these smart phones? Are we going to have up to quad core in the future, for what? Or even a 2GB RAM or bigger. Then it’ll turn from a smart phone into a term something like a netbook……i unno, just wondering

  • tymodmyt

    Is the battery sealed or removable?

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  • Anonymous

    Good news, but they’re still going ahead with the sealed battery, MicroSIM, non-tactile buttons.

  • Wael Faddah

    you know i thought it was big, but the battery makes up for it.  so excused for size 

  • Alexander Amos

    Does anybody know if the processors are dual channel too?

  • Wael Faddah

    yes it is dual

  • Wael Faddah

    which makes it AWESOME

  • Anonymous

    the future?  fujitsu and asus have already announced and shown their tegra 3 quad core phones TODAY lol

    and to answer your question, no, i dont think their will be a limit, i think this because there are so many manufacturers in the smartphone market atm that there must be something to set them apart

  • Anonymous

    Expandable memory is a good move.

  • WOOOOOOW! why Sony didn’t do that with there world wide phone =__=” !!!

    i love the way that Xperia ION looks more then Xperia S and come on why there is no micro SD on Xperia S

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  • El Brillantinas

    Well done Sony, seems like you won’t disappoint me. This is my next smartphone, so it will be OK to stick with my X8 until I get this.

  • Anonymous

    Is the Xperia Ion the  LT29i Hayabusa?

    Also which phone is the flaghsip? The ion or the nozomi and finally the teaser shots from earlier in the month don’t look like the ion or the nozomi.

  • yan jiang

    I saw “sony ericsson” brand in this video:  

  • Rooshan Akthar

    Hey he said that Internal memory is 16GB+Micro SD slot
    3:36 :D :D

  • Diego

    Still no Radio and no USB OTG (yet since they are hacking xperia handsets)

    why they dont take back the 2mm charger like nokias? its pretty nice to have 2 way charging if u need use USB OTG

  • Amit Sheokand

    Only bad thing is,

  • Well done Sony, good move…

  • Nilesh_keshri

    ultimate phone….it will crack down all d phone in the smartphone category….but dont know d pricing……

  • Anonymous

    Expandable memory AND internal.memory! Yeah! I love this phone! Good move SE!
    I’ve bought an ARC S two weeks ago but the ION definetely will be the successor…

  • Anonymous

    snapdragon s3 is the bad thing for me

  • daniel elias – Fazel

    when will available in Europe?

  • Ronish

    soo the ion is only available for AT&T??????

  • Damir Olujic

    Why is the 3G talk time listed as 4hrs? That is very low. The 3G talk time on the Xperia S is 8.5 Hrs!!!

  • Anonymous

    Interesting question! I would like to know that also… Does anyone know wheter there will be a WHITE version of the ION?

  • Anonymous

    sealed battery


    non-tactile buttons

    too big for most

    (oh, and no hardware keyboard, but that is my personal preference)

  • Alexander Amos

    Sorry Dual Core or Dual Channel?

    I know its dual core, but I’ve yet to find any evidence of them dual channel processors too?

  • Guest

    No Xperia Ion for Asia?

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