Sony Xperia Sola – Upcoming Sony Smartphone
After its split with Ericsson, Sony is continuously trying to rejuvenate itself by releasing new Xperia devices and during the MWC, we saw the Japanese phone maker introduced three new smartphones that will be powered by Android. Having said that, one more smartphone is available for consumers this time around and it’s called the Sony Xperia Sola. Despite the name, it is not a solar-powered handset, although some might be fooled into thinking it’s so.
The Sola is the latest addition in the Xperia family and it comes complete with typical Sony solutions, in addition to offering the innovative floating touch navigation and the premium entertainment value. The NFC feature can keep us up with the times and SmartTags feature allows users to change the phone’s settings without having to press the buttons.
With the floating touch system, you don’t need to physically touch the display as it is possible to manipulate objects on the screen by simply placing your fingers above it. The technology may pave the for innovative user functionality, although some may argue whether the technology will offer significant benefits compared to the usual touch methods.
The Xperia Sola is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor and Android 2.3. The 3.7” display is enhanced by Sony’s Mobile BRAVIA Engine, while the 3D surround technology and xLOUD can give the phone clear, booming sounds. Sony is planning to release an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich on summer this year.