Sony announces sleek, durable and water resistant Xperia go, Xperia acro S

Sony announces sleek, durable and water resistant Xperia go, Xperia acro S

Sony today announced a pair of new Android smartphones in the Xperia line, both of which are sexy, slim, and pretty darn rugged. Expected in the third quarter of the year (Q3 ’12), the Xperia go and Xperia acro S bring durability and water resistance to the sleek and familiar form factor.

On the lower end we have the Xperia go which runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread (4.0 update expected) and features a dual-core 1GHz processor.  The screen is  a 3.5-inch Reality display with a scratch resistant material and support for wet finger tracking.  Additional details include a 5-megapixel camera, IP67 dust and water resistance rating, and preloaded software in the form of Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited from Sony.  Available in black, white, and yellow options, look for this one in the United States under the name of Xperia advance.

 

Moving up the line a bit, the Xperia acro S is a big, beautiful handset that also happens to be rugged and powerful.  Specs are impressive and include a 4.3-inch 720p HD Reality Display, a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, and 12-megapixel camera.  Designed to withstand scratches, water, and dust, it’s the prettiest smartphone we’ve seen in this space yet.  Like the Xperia go, the Xperia acro S also comes with the preloaded Sony content however this one is also PlayStation Certified!

 

Pricing and carrier availability for both models will be announced as we draw closer to the second half of the year.

Xperia go

  • 3.5” Reality Display powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine gives razor sharp clarity
  • 5MP 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
  • 1Ghz dual core processor gives consumers super fast performance
  • Launching on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), upgradeable to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Available in black, white and yellow colours

Xperia acro S

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

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