O2 and Three to carry Xperia S in the UK, white version to be a Phones4U exclusive

Following last night's Sony Xperia S announcement, the first information on where you'll be able to get hold of the device in the UK has started to emerge. So far Three and O2 have confirmed that they'll be carrying the phone when it arrives this March. In related news, retail chain Phones4U has announced that it's secured nationwide exclusivity of the white Xperia S in the UK.

We've got Phones4U's press release after the jump.

Source: Three UK, O2 UK on Google+


10th January 2012: Following Sony’s announcement of the new Xperia™ S at CES 2012, Phones 4u is pleased to announce that in addition to ranging the black colour variant, it will exclusively sell the Xperia™ S in White from March.

The Xperia™ S is Sony’s first Flagship smartphone, sporting an iconic new design and allowing you to enjoy everything about the device in full HD. Take snaps of your mates with the 12 MP camera and view on the 4.3-inch crystal clear LCD HD Reality display, or record HD videos and share it all on your HD TV, straight from your Xperia™ S. The 1.3 MP front facing camera means you can also stay in touch with friends and family via HD video chat!

The much talked about Xperia™ S will be available from Phones 4u stores and online from March. Pricing and launch date to be confirmed nearer the time. In the meantime you can see a hands-on review of the new Xperia™ S and pre-register your interest in Sony’s new flagship device from today on the Phones 4u website.

When you take out a contract on the Xperia™ S at Phones 4u, you’ll also get 3 months free unlimited* 4u Wi-Fi. The new 4u Wi-Fi offering from Phones 4u allows you 3 months of free access to Wi-Fi from your mobile phone whenever you’re in one of The Cloud’s 6000+ hotspots across the UK. What makes 4u Wi-Fi even better is that you only have to register for Wi-Fi access ONCE. Each time you then enter one of The Cloud’s Wi-Fi hotspots, you will be automatically connected to wireless internet.

Scott Hooton, Trading Director at Phones 4u said: “The Xperia™ S takes the mobile HD experience to a whole new level and packages it all up in a slick new innovative design for Sony. Being the only retailer to offer both the white and black variants, along with free 4u Wi-Fi, we’re expecting the Xperia™ S to be a popular smartphone of choice at Phones 4u as we enter the New Year.”

Features of the Xperia™ S include:

· 12 MP Camera with 16x digital zoom, autofocus, 3D Sweep Panorama and 1.3 MP front facing camera

· 1080p HD Video Recording and playback, with HD 720p for video chat

· Bluetooth® technology v 3.0

· 4.3 inch capacitive touchscreen with LCD HD display

· 1280 x 720 pixel resolution

· 1.5GHz Qualcomm MSM8260 dual core processor

· 1GB(RAM) + 32GB Flash memory eMMC

· Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system

· 3D Games and Music player with 3D surround sound

· HDMI support

Alex Dobie
Executive Editor

Alex was with Android Central for over a decade, producing written and video content for the site, and served as global Executive Editor from 2016 to 2022.