AT&T has just announced another 4G LTE handset for the summer in the Sony Xperia ion and it will be available later this month. Announced back at CES in January the ion will be Sony’s first AT&T 4G LTE smartphone and it comes packing pretty decent specs given the price. Today AT&T has confirmed its availability of June 24th for the low price of just $99.
The Xperia ion being offered for just $99 is a pretty great deal considering this is as high-end of a smartphone as it gets in all areas but the processor. Those specs include a 4.6-inch 1280 x 720p HD Bravia display, a 1.5 GHz dual-core S3 processor with 4G LTE, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and a huge 12 megapixel camera on the rear. The phone also features DLNA, HDMI, and a front facing camera.
Most of the phone stacks up quite decent to the competition although sadly it is still running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and not Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, although Sony has already confirmed an update is en route. Once it receives that update it will be better matched up with the HTC One X and the upcoming Galaxy S III. Is the low price enough to sway you from the competition?