Sony introduces new rugged phones - Xperia Acro S and Xperia Go

By Digit NewsDesk | Published on 30 May 2012
Sony introduces new rugged phones - Xperia Acro S and Xperia Go

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Sony has announced two new Xperia devices – the Xperia Acro S, and the Xperia Go – both of which are rugged and waterproof offerings, destined to hit shelves sometime in Q3 2012. Both new Xperia devices feature protection from the environment, including scratch-proof mineral glass on the displays.

The Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich-based Sony Xperia Acro S bears a 4.3-inch 720p HD Reality display, a 1.5Ghz dual core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in storage (11GB of which is user accessible), and a 12MP camera with a Exmor R sensor, a f/2.4 aperture, and 1080p HD video recording capabilities. It also bears a front-facing 1.3MP 720p HD camera, as well as NFC and GPS connectivity (with GLONASS), and a HDMI port.

Just like the Xperia Active, the Xperia Acro S will come with wet finger tracking technology. The Acro S has also been certified to be protected against dust, and 30 minute long immersions in up to 1 metre of water. The Xperia Acro S will reportedly be available in black, white and pink colours.

Xperia Acro S

The Android 2.3 Gingerbread-based Sony Xperia Go (which will be launched as the Xperia Advance in the US) bears a 3.5-inch 480x320 Reality display, a 1GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of built-in storage (of which, only 4GB is user-accessible), and a 5MP camera with 720p HD video recording.

The Xperia Go is certified to stand the same level of water immersion as the Xperia Acro S, but, has a higher dust protection rating. The Xperia Go will be available in black, white and yellow colours, and should get an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade soon after launch.

Xperia Go


Source: Slashgear

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