New Sony tough guy #2: Xperia Acro S unveiled

New Sony tough guy #2: Xperia Acro S unveiledMartin has already written about the spanking new Xperia Go this morning, but the Sony fun doesn’t end there. There’s a second “stylish, durable and water resistant” smartphone in the form of the Sony Xperia Acro S.  Er, not to be confused with the Xperia Arc S.

While the Sony Xperia Go is a relatively modest chap, the Sony Xperia Acro S is quite possibly the highest-specced tough guy we’ve laid eyes on to date.

Sony Xperia Acro S specs include a scratch resistant 4.3in Bravia-powered HD Reality Display, 12MP rear camera, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1080p video recording, and - unlike the Xperia Go - the latest version of Android, namely Ice Cream Sandwich.

The Sony Xperia Acro S is also dust and water resistant (with IP55 and IP57 certification), PlayStation certified, and has that “wet finger tracking” thingy first seen on the Sony Ericsson Xperia Active last summer.

Sony reckons there’s great demand for durable devices, pointing to research that indicates the Sony Xperia Acro HD was the biggest selling smartphone in Japan for the 10 weeks following its release.

Meanwhile, a Facebook survey conducted by Sony Mobile reveals that 33% consider durability the “most important feature” when choosing a smartphone. Interesting.

Price for the Sony Xperia Acro S is unknown at this stage, however it'll be available globally from Q3, and you’ll be able to pick it up in black, white and pink.

via: Sony Mobile

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JanSt / MOD  May. 30, 2012 at 12:06

"Rugged" is very relative then, is it? Gorilla Glass is not unbreakable. It's not even completely scratch-proof...

AhmadCentral  May. 30, 2012 at 13:23

Not bad, it's a cross between a high end phone and a rugged phone. Still not as rugged as the defy+ or all those other low end nokia style phones with reinforced concrete around the edge, but it'll do for the average person.

SpeedyG  May. 30, 2012 at 15:16

I'm sure it will have a more specialised rugged case Jan.

JanSt / MOD  May. 30, 2012 at 16:44

I'm sure it will have a more specialised rugged case Jan.

No doubt. Still, compared to what "rugged" phones used to be, this is a joke


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