Sony, which has recently announced its Xperia S smartphone for the Indian market, is all set to launch another Android smartphone in the country. The Japanese giant will launch its Xperia Sola Android smartphone in India on 18th of this month.
The Sony Xperia Sola is the first ever Android smartphone from Sony’s stable to feature a floating touch display. The floating touch display technology allows users to scroll through web pages on the device without having the need to actually touch the display. Users can simply hover their finger close to the display and the device recognises the gestures and translates it into action.
Although Sony is yet to officially announce the availability of the Xperia Sola but the device has already started appearing on online stores like Infibeam who are also taking prebooking orders for the smartphone. The retail price of the Xperia Sola is Rs 22,999 but Infibeam is offering discounts worth Rs 3,000 thus making it available for Rs 19,999.
The Sony Xperia Sola features a dual core 1 GHz processor and will have a 3.7 inch display with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels powered by Sony’s Bravia Engine technology for better display. The Xperia device feature 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth and NFC connectivity options and is DLNA certified as well. There is a 5 megapixel camera at the back of the smartphone that comes with 720p HD video recording capability but it misses out on a front camera so video calling is not possible on this device.
The device will come with Android Gingerbread 2.3 preinstalled on it but the company has plans to upgrade it to Android Ice Cream Sandwich along with other Xperia devices like the Xperia S and Xperia U.