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

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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Xperia sola
  • Display 3.7" 480 x 854 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1320 mAh(5.00h 3G talk time)

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11 Comments

1. josephnero

Posts: 776; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

not for me but nice

3. nyamo

Posts: 274; Member since: Mar 19, 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

2. Sarath

Posts: 19; Member since: Jan 17, 2012

At last, a memmory card slot on this one.

4. reyalexx

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

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

5. REYNER

Posts: 187; Member since: Feb 10, 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! :)

6. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

i love the specs but once again the battery sucks T_T

7. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 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.

8. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

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

9. squeeb

Posts: 99; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Nice looking phone.

10. chrischau1308

Posts: 53; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

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

11. kastor

Posts: 43; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

it will be mine if price will be litttle low

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