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UNVEILED: Sony announces the Xperia go and Xperia acro S - two durable and water resistant Smartphones
Posted by Arne Hess - on Wednesday, 30.05.12 - 10:59:37 CET under 04 - Android News - Viewed 7850x
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Sony Mobile (previously known as Sony Ericsson) today announced two new Xperia Android smartphones for consumers looking for premium specifications, beautiful design with extra durability and water resistance. The new Sony Xperia go and Xperia acro S have scratch resistant mineral glass displays and meet industry standard IP ratings (International Protection) for protection against dust and water immersion. According to industry researches, consumers consider durability and water resistance as important features when purchasing a smartphone. Also, Xperia acro HD, which has the same durability and water resistance features as Xperia acro S, has been the best selling smartphone in Japan since its launch in March.

The Xperia go is the smaller Sony smartphone made for extra durability. Its sleek and stylish design means durable and water resistant smartphones no longer have to look bulky and ruggedized.

Key features for Sony Xperia go are:

  • 1 GHz dual core processor gives consumers super fast performance
  • Launching on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) only it's said to be upgradeable to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
    3.5" Reality Display powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine gives razor sharp clarity
  • 5 megapixel fast capture camera goes from sleep to snap in just over a second
  • Scratch resistant mineral glass display with wet finger tracking
  • Highest level of dust and water resistance in a smartphone – IP67 Rating
  • Available in black, white and yellow
  • Xperia go will launch in the US market under the name "Xperia advance"

The Xperia acro S boasts a 4.3" HD Reality Display for razor sharp clarity, full HD video recording, HD video chat, easy HDMI TV connectivity and NFC.

Key features for Sony Xperia acro S are:

  • 1.5 GHz dual core processor gives consumers super fast performance
  • Launching on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • 4.3" 720p HD Reality Display powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine gives razor sharp clarity
  • 12 megapixel fast capture camera goes from sleep to snap in just over a second with a single key press
  • Full 1080p HD video recording and 720p HD front camera
  • PlayStation Certified
  • Scratch resistant mineral glass display with wet finger tracking
  • IP55 and IP57 Ratings for dust and water resistance
  • Available in black, white and pink

The Xperia go and Xperia acro S will be available globally from the third quarter of 2012. According to the German press release, the Xperia go will retail for around 279,- Euro.

Cheers ~ Arne


 
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