Sony Xperia S to feature anti-stain shell and fast-charging battery

Sony Xperia S to feature anti-stain shell and fast-charging batterySo, the Sony Xperia S, then. It showed up at CES 2012, wowing us with its transparent band and its complete lack of Ericsson-ness, and we're looking forward to seeing it out in the wild sometime in March.

In the meantime, though, we're learning a bit more about its pedigree, and specifically about the fact that it will apparently have some kind of anti-stain shell.

Sony hasn't gone into any details as to just what stains we're talking about here – stop giggling at the back there – but it's a feature Sony isn't making a secret of. And courtesy of a product manager's comments to Swiss site PocketPC (via Google Translate), it seems to have to do with a special UV-active nano coating that repels dirt. Plus, don't forget, there's a transparent bit too.

But wait, there's more: the self-same PocketPC is also claiming the Xperia S will feature some kind of fast-charging alchemy that will see it going from zero to fully charged in half the time a normal battery takes, while if time is tight you can fast-track to a full hour's use in just 10 minutes of charging.

We'll be getting up close and personal with the Xperia S at Mobile World Congress next month, but we'll keep you posted with any new info as we get it.

Via Xperia Blog

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JanSt / MOD  Jan. 29, 2012 at 17:59

The least they can do...
If you turn on all bells and whistles, you can drain some of today's smartphones in 3-4 hours or less... They shouldn't take as long to charge, really.
Down to the last 10% my Bold 9900 charges in 40-60 minutes. It took just over an hour to charge my old E61 with its gigantic juicer.
Some Android phones I used take 2hrs + ... Why?

blizzard7  Jan. 29, 2012 at 18:49

What are people doing to their phones to get stains on it? Immersing it in a bottle of ketchup?

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 29, 2012 at 19:23

Friend of mine used to repair mobile phones before the smart and small trend - you know, when there was plenty of room inside. He found cockroaches, loads of hair, curry sauce, etc etc etc... and yes, plenty of phones with fastfood stains of all calibres.


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