Sony Mobile Communications added a new member to their already growing and popular Android powered Xperia family of Smartphones. The new Smartphone has been given a catchy name – Sony Xperia Sola. The Xperia Sola will be known as Sony Xperia Sole in the Italian market and as Sony Xperia MT27i in the Chinese market.
The Sony Xperia Sola is definitely a premium class product with built in Sony technology and entertainment services.
However, the highlight of this product is Sony’s unique floating touch navigation technology which allows users to navigate and browse the web without actually touching the screen. The user has to make a gentle tap only when a selection is made.
Sony Xperia Sola Smartphone Features
Look & Feel
The Xperia sola is a rectangular shaped smartphone with sharp edges. The product is good looking and will be available in black, white and red colors. The product has an onscreen QWERTY keyboard and touch screen capability.
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The Xperia sola weighs around 107 grams and the dimension measurements include the following – 116 mm x 59 mm x 9.9 mm
The phone has a 3.7 inch Touch screen Reality Display that is covered with scratch resistant glass and is powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine. The TFT display offers 16M color options and a native resolution of 854 x 480 pixels.
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The Bravia Engine makes sure that the product delivers razor sharp images all the time.
The Smartphone is powered by a 1GHz STE U8500 dual core processor
Currently the phone will be launched on Android 2.3 OS. However, Sony offers a promise to run the phone on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in 2012 itself.
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Memory & Storage
The product offers 8 GB of internal storage with up to 5 GB for users. Additionally, using the microSD card slot the storage can be further expanded up to 32 GB.
NFC & Smart Tags
The new Smartphone is NFC enabled that allows users to open and launch apps in an instant. The phone also comes equipped with two standard Sony Xperia Smart tags that allow users to easily customize the settings and applications based on their needs.
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These two smart tags can be customized by the user with up to ten commands. Smart tag ‘One’ works perfectly for the living room and helps in using WiFi, Google news and weather apps. And Smart tag ‘Two’ works best in the bedroom and allows users to turn alarms and switches to silent mode.
xLOUD and 3D surround sound audio technology, direct access to Sony Entertainment Network that offers videos and Unlimited music apps, 5 MP camera with features like – 3D & 2D panoramic view, 16 x digital zoom, geo tagging, 720p HD video recording.
Video light, fast capture, red eye reduction etc, Bluetooth, two speaker phones, 3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA), A-GPS, DLNA, micro USB, Native USB tethering, USB high speed 2.0, WiFi, WiFi hotspot etc.
1320 mAh battery that offers up to 6 hours of talk time and 470 hours of standby time, along with up to 40 hours of music time and up to 6 hours of video playback time.
Price & Availability
The product will be available by the second quarter of this year. The Company has not given any price related information so far.