Introducing Xperia go and Xperia acro S - two new stylish, durable and water resistant smartphones from Sony

Wed May 30, 2012 4:01am EDT

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  • Stylish, sleek and durable smartphones made to resist life's challenges without compromising on design or functionality
  • Easy connectivity and premium entertainment from Sony Entertainment Network anywhere, anytime
  • Reality Display for razor sharp clarity and fast capture camera to go from sleep to snap in just over a second

30 May, London, United Kingdom - Sony Mobile Communications ("Sony Mobile") today announced two new Xperia(TM) smartphones for consumers looking for premium specifications and beautiful design with extra durability and water resistance. Xperia go and Xperia acro S have scratch resistant mineral glass displays and meet industry standard IP ratings* (International Protection) for protection against dust and water immersion.

Xperia go and Xperia acro S enable easy connectivity to share and enjoy content on TV, smartphone, laptop or tablet. They also come preloaded with Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited from Sony Entertainment Network giving access to Hollywood blockbusters, TV series and millions and millions of music tracks. Xperia go and Xperia acro S will be available globally from the third quarter of 2012.

Consumer demand for durable and water resistant smartphones
Industry research demonstrates that consumers consider durability and water resistance as important features when purchasing a smartphone. For example, a study conducted in Japan by Mobile Marketing Data Labo** highlighted water resistance in the top three most important features for smartphone buyers. In a recent poll*** on Sony Mobile's Facebook community more than a third of participants stated durability as the most important feature when choosing a smartphone. Also, Xperia acro HD, which has the same durability and water resistance features as Xperia acro S, has been the best selling smartphone in Japan since its launch in March****, further demonstrating the appeal of durability and water resistance.

Xperia go - the stylish Sony smartphone made for extra durability
With Xperia go consumers can watch the latest movies and TV shows in razor sharp quality and with super fast performance. Its sleek and stylish design means durable and water resistant smartphones no longer have to look bulky and ruggedized.

Key features for 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 go will launch in the US market under the name "Xperia advance"

Xperia acro S - The stylish water resistant HD smartphone
Xperia acro S boasts a 4.3" HD Reality Display for razor sharp clarity, full HD video recording, HD video chat, easy HDMI TV connectivity to enjoy content on the big screen. NFC enabled, Xperia acro S can easily open applications with one touch against an Xperia SmartTag.

Key features for 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(TM) Certified
  • Full 1080p HD video recording and 720p HD front camera
  • Scratch resistant mineral glass display with wet finger tracking
  • IP55and IP57Ratings 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

 

*IP67 Rating = Protected against dust and the effects of immersion between 15 cm and 1 m for 30 minutes
IP55 Rating = Protected against dust-limited to ingress (no harmful deposits) and water projected by a nozzle (6.3mm) against enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effects
IP57 Rating = Protected against dust-limited to ingress (no harmful deposits) and the effects of immersion between 15 cm and 1 m for 30 minutes
** Japanese research conducted by Mobile Marketing Data Labo (October 2011)
*** 33% stated durability as the most important feature when choosing a smartphone - based on a survey of 1,477 Facebook users through the global Sony Mobile Facebook fan page as of Friday 25 May 2012
**** According to data from ITmedia, Xperia acro HD (for NTT docomo) was the biggest seller across all smartphones for ten weeks between March and May 2012

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All services mentioned in this leaflet may not be available in every market.
Xperia go Xperia acro S
Colours Black
White
Yellow
Black
White
Pink
Facts Size: 111 x 60.3 x 9.8 mm
Weight: 110 grams
Size: 126 x 66 x 11.9 mm
Weight: 147 grams
Camera 3D Sweep panorama(TM)
5 megapixel camera
16x digital zoom
16x video zoom
Auto focus
Face detection
Flash / Photo flash
Flash / Photo light
Flash / LED
Geotagging
HD video recording (720p)
Red-eye reduction
Self-timer
Send to web
Smile detection
Sweep Multi Angle
Sweep Panorama
Touch capture
Touch focus
Video light
Video recording
Video stabiliser
3D Sweep Panorama(TM)
12.1 megapixel camera
16x digital zoom
Auto focus
Aperture f/2.4
Exposure value
Face detection
Front-facing camera (1.3 MP)
Geotagging
HD video recording (1080p)
Image stabiliser
Flash/Pulsed LED
Red-eye reduction
Send to web
Self-timer
Smile detection(TM)
Sony Exmor R(TM) for mobile image sensor
Touch capture
Touch focus
Video light
Video recording
Video stabiliser
White balance
Music 3D surround sound
Album art
Bluetooth(TM) stereo (A2DP)
Clear bass
Clear stereo
Music Player
PlayNow(TM) service
SensMe(TM)
TrackID(TM) music recognition
xLoud(TM) Experience
Album art
Bluetooth(TM) stereo (A2DP)
Music tones (MP3/AAC)
PlayNow(TM) service
Walkman Player
TrackID(TM) music recognition
xLoud(TM) Experience
Internet Google Play(TM)
Bookmarks
Google(TM) search
Google Voice(TM) Search
Google Maps(TM) for Mobile with Street view and Latitude(TM)
NeoReader(TM) barcode scanner
Pan & Zoom
Web browser (WebKit(TM))
Bookmarks
Google Maps(TM) for Mobile with Google Latitude(TM) and Street View
Google Play(TM)
Google(TM) search
Google Voice(TM) Search
Pan & zoom
Web browser (WebKit(TM))
Communication Call list
Conference calls
Facebook(TM) application
Facebook inside Xperia(TM)
Google Talk(TM) application
Noise suppression
Skype(TM)
Speakerphone
Twitter(TM) (with Timescape(TM) integration)
Xperia(TM) Timescape(TM)
Call list
Google Talk2(TM) application
Facebook(TM) application
Noise Suppression
Polyphonic ringtones
SIP
Xperia(TM) Timescape(TM)
Speakerphone
Twitter(TM) (Timescape(TM) integration)*
Vibrating alert
Messaging Conversations
Email
Google Mail(TM)
Handwriting recognition
Instant messaging
Multimedia messaging (MMS)
Predictive text input
Sound recorder
Text messaging (SMS)
Type & Send widget
Conversations
Email
Gmail(TM)
Instant messaging
Predictive text input
Sound recorder
Text messaging (SMS)
Design Auto rotation
Fast Capture
Gesture input
Keyboard (on-screen, 12 key)
Keyboard (on-screen, QWERTY)
Live Wallpaper
Picture wallpaper
Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIAR Engine
Screenshot capturing
Touch screen
Voice input
Wet finger tracking
Auto rotate
Gesture input
Gyroscope
Keyboard (on-screen, QWERTY)
On-screen 12-key keyboard
HD Reality Display with Sony Mobile BRAVIAR Engine
Screenshot capturing
Touch screen
Dustproof (IP5X) and Water resistant (IPX5/7)
Wallpaper
Wet finger tracking
Entertainment FigureRunning(TM)
miCoach(TM) app
Media browser
Motion gaming
Radio (FM radio with RDS)
Sony Entertainment Network
Video streaming
Video viewing
Walk Mate
YouTube(TM)
3D games
Media browser
Motion gaming
PlayStationR Certified
Radio (FM radio with RDS)
Sony Entertainment Network
TV launcher
Video streaming
YouTube(TM)
Organiser 3D Album
3D Gallery
Airplane mode
Alarm clock
Calculator
Calendar
Contacts
Document readers
E-Manual
Infinite button
OfficeSuite Pro
Setup guide
Stopwatch
Timer
Torch functionality
Alarm clock
Airplane mode
Calculator
Contacts
Document readers
eCompass(TM)
Infinite button
OfficeSuite Pro
Setup guide
Widget manager
Connectivity 3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA)
50GB free cloud storage (BOX offer, to 31 December 2012)
aGPS
Bluetooth(TM) wireless technology
DLNA CertifiedR
Media Go(TM)
Media Transfer Protocol support
Micro USB support
Modem
Native USB tethering
PC Companion
Synchronisation via Facebook(TM)
Synchronisation via Google(TM)
Synchronisation with computer
Synchronisation via MicrosoftR Exchange ActiveSyncR
USB High speed 2.0 support
USB mass storage
USB Host
Wi-FiR
Wi-FiR Hotspot functionality
Wisepilot(TM) turn-by-turn navigation
3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA)
aGPS
Bluetooth(TM) wireless technology
DLNA CertifiedR
GLONASS
HDMI support
Media Transfer Protocol support
Micro USB support
Native USB tethering
NFC*
PC Companion
Synchronisation via MicrosoftR
Exchange ActiveSyncR
USB mass storage
USB High speed 2.0 support
Wi-FiR
Wi-FiR Hotspot functionality

 
Display 3.5" Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIAR Engine
480 x 320 pixels
16,777,216 colour TFT
Scratch-resistant mineral glass
4.3" 720p HD Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIAR Engine
1280 x 720 pixels
16,777,216 colour TFT
Shatter proof sheet on scratch-resistant glass
Memory Internal phone storage: 8 GB (up to 4 GB user-accessible memory)
RAM 512 MB
Expansion slot: microSD(TM), up to 32 GB
Internal phone storage: 16 GB (up to 11 GB user-accessible memory)
RAM 1 GB
Expansion slot microSD(TM) card, up to 32 GB
Networks UMTS HSPA 850 (Band V), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I)
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900

UMTS HSPA 900 (Band VIII), 2100 (Band I)
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900
HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 1900 (Band II) and 2100 (Band I)
GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Battery life Battery: Built in. 1305 mAh typical, 1265 mAh minium

Talk time GSM: Up to 6 hrs 30 min**
Standby time GSM: Up to 520 hrs**

Talk time UMTS: Up to 5 hrs 30 min**
Standby time UMTS: Up to 460 hrs**

Music listening time: Up to 45 hrs
Video playback time: Up to 6 hrs

*Values are according to GSM Association Battery Life Measurement Technique. Battery performance may vary depending on network conditions and configurations, and phone usage.
Embedded battery: 1910 mAh typical, 1840 mAh minimum

Talk time GSM: Up to 6 hrs 40 min*
Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 290 hrs*

Talk time UMTS: Up to 7 hrs 10 min*
Standby time UMTS: Up to 310 hrs*

Music listening time: Up to 23 hrs*
Video playback time: Up to 6 hrs 30 min*

*Values are according to GSM Association Battery Life Measurement Technique. Battery performance may vary depending on network conditions and configurations, and phone usage.
In the kit Xperia go, embedded battery, stereo headset, charger, micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer, and user documentation. Xperia acro S, built-in battery, stereo portable handsfree, charger, micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer, and user documentation.

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About Sony Mobile Communications
Sony Mobile Communications is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation, a leading global innovator of audio, video, game, communications, key device and information technology products for both the consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures, computer entertainment and online businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be the leading electronics and entertainment company in the world. Through its Xperia(TM) smartphone portfolio, Sony Mobile Communications delivers the best of Sony technology, premium content and services, and easy connectivity to Sony's world of networked entertainment experiences. For more information: www.sonymobile.com




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