Sony Xperia advance announced: rugged meets stylish
The Sony Xperia advance just got announced and it’s a stylish handset that hides water and dust resistance under the pretty looks. The Xperia advance is a mid-range affair with a 3.5-inch Reality Display scratch-resistant screen with a resolution of only 320x480 pixels, and a quick, 5-megapixel shooter.
Globally, the handset will launch as Xperia go in the third quarter of the year, but in the United States it will marketed as the Xperia advance.
The high protection rating (IP67 to be exact) makes it stand out in the crowd, though, but on the downside it comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Luckily, Sony promises to update it to ICS in the future.
If it wasn’t for the resolution of the screen, the handset has some pretty decent hardware for its mid-range ambitions. Here are the technical details:
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread, upgradeable to ICS,
- 3.5” HVGA screen,
- 1GHz dual-core processor,
- 512MB of RAM,
- 5-megapixel camera,
- 8GB internal memory,
- 0.39-inch (9.8mm) thick,
- weighs 3.88 ounces(110 grams).
The Sony Xperia will ship in black, white and yellow.