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Sony Xperia sola gets unveiled: Android mid-ranger with dual-core processor

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Sony Xperia sola gets unveiled: Android mid-ranger with dual-core processor
It looks like Sony's family of Android handsets has just grown bigger. Introducing the Sony Xperia sola – a mid-range offering that has a magic trick hidden up its sleeve. What kind of magic we are talking about, you ask? Well, you know how when you surf the web on your computer you can hover over links with your mouse cursor? You can do that on the Xperia sola by placing your finger over the item that you want to highlight without actually tapping on the display. Floating touch is what Sony calls it, and it is a feature that the Xperia sola will be the first to brag with.

When it comes to specs, the Xperia sola comes with a 3.7-inch display enhanced with Mobile BRAVIA engine for superior image quality. Inside it ticks a dual-core processor clocked at 1GHz, and on its back we have a 5-megapixel camera that can capture HD video. You also get Sony's xLOUD technology for boosting the audio's volume without distorting it, and NFC with support for Xperia SmartTags. It is somewhat frustrating that the smartphone will launch with Android 2.3 Gingerbread out of the box, yet fortunately, an update to Ice Cream Sandwich is planned for the summer of 2012. And by the way, the Xperia sola looks pretty similar to the Xperia Pepper, which leaked once again this morning. Seems like the Pepper might simply be a version of the Xperia sola that is tailored for the Asian market.

The Sony Xperia sola is expected to launch globally during the second quarter of 2012 and will come in black, white, or red. Pricing, however, is still unknown at this time.

source: Sony

The Sony Xperia sola
The Sony Xperia sola
The Sony Xperia sola

The Sony Xperia sola

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posted on 13 Mar 2012, 05:36 5

1. josephnero (Posts: 593; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)

not for me but nice

posted on 13 Mar 2012, 05:44 4

3. nyamo (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Mar 2011)

right! i want to like this, but once again sony doesn't really do much to push hardware.... still for a mid range it sounds good, lets just hope they don't put there usual sticker price on this

posted on 13 Mar 2012, 05:38 6

2. Sarath (Posts: 19; Member since: 17 Jan 2012)

At last, a memmory card slot on this one.

posted on 13 Mar 2012, 07:25 2

4. reyalexx (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)

Another very sexy phone from Sony , but the stats are not for me .

posted on 13 Mar 2012, 07:45 1

5. REYNER (Posts: 187; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

hmmm.... very impressive! but i think it doesnt have the exmor-R technology.. but very impressive that could have been a looker and pretty enticing for your friend to get jealous hahaha! but i'd rather pick xperia p for that! :)

posted on 13 Mar 2012, 10:03

6. antmiu2 (Posts: 384; Member since: 19 Jun 2011)

i love the specs but once again the battery sucks T_T

posted on 13 Mar 2012, 11:56

7. Jyakotu (Posts: 854; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)

Looks like an excellent device, very stylish for a mid-range decide. And PA, stop pretending that ALL new Android devices will have the newest version. I'm pretty sure when OEMs develop these phones, they develop them with the then latest version of Android available. Obviously, Sony had planned this device around the time that Android 2.3 was the latest version.

posted on 13 Mar 2012, 17:18

8. JunitoNH (Posts: 1934; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)

err.............. a brand new phone with an old operating system. Yeah.......very nice indeed.

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 12:21

9. squeeb (Posts: 99; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)

Nice looking phone.

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 15:58

10. chrischau1308 (Posts: 53; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)

Why GSMArena said it doesn't have front camera, and PhoneAreana said it has ?_?

posted on 05 May 2012, 09:49

11. kastor (Posts: 43; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)

it will be mine if price will be litttle low

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