Sony has amazed consumers with a smartphone that has a “floating touch” display instead of the touchscreen.Called the Xperia Sola, the 3.7-inch phone is mainly known for its magic web browsing navigation capability without touching the screen. Users just have to hover their fingers over the screen to provide inputs. There is no need to touch the device’s display. This way, apps and files can be opened right away. The phone makes use of technologies like NFC and Xperia SmartTags for this innovative way of interaction. The device will feature Reality Display with Mobile Bravia engine and it will be powered by a high speed processor and other components.
Sony Xperia Sola tech specs
Form factor: The Xperia Sola is a magnificent gadget. The device is relatively thinner and lighter. It has the dimensions of 116 x 59 x 9.9mm and weight of 107 grams. In thinness and weight, the new Xperia phone does well against many of its contemporaries. The phone advanced up in three colors, black, white and red.
Display screen: The Sola sports a 3.7-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen that has a humble resolution of 480 x 854 pixels at 265 ppi. The display, apart from its special ‘hovertouch’ capability, flaunts light sensor, proximity sensor and scratch-resistant glass. The screen shows off Bravia engine to ensure matchless clarity.
Processor: The Sola runs on a 1GHz dual-core processor with ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500 chipset. Sony has revealed no details of its RAM capacity and graphical processor.
Operating System: Sadly, the Xperia Sola is to hit stores with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but is upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Customers are in look for more ICS-featured phones in coming months and so they will be frustrated to hear that the Sola is to come with the Gingerbread.
Storage: The device comes with 8GB of onboard storage. Out of the internal storage, only 5GB is user-accessible. Further, the gadget features a microSD (TM) memory card slot that can support memory sticks up to 32GB.
Camera: The Sola will be featured for its well-heeled camera specs. The Xperia phone rocks a 5-megapixel rear camera with an amazing 16x digital zoom and 2D and 3D Sweep Panorama(TM) feature. There will be additional capabilities like auto focus, face detection, flash/photo flash, geo-tagging, 720p HD video recording, red-eye reduction, self-timer and much more.
Connectivity: You can’t find another smartphone out in stores with as much connectivity options as this Xperia handset. The new Sony smartphone features Bluetooth, DLNA CertifiedR, microUSB port, Media Go Media, native USB tethering, NFC (Near Filed Communication), USB High speed 2.0 support, USB Host, Wi-FiR , Wi-FiR Hotspot functionality, 3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA) and GPS.
Networks: Quad EDGE/GSM/GPRS 850, 900, 1800 W-CDMA Band I, II, V and VIII
Battery: The Sola packs 1320 mAh (built-in) typical, 1265 mAh minimum battery, which will run the phone up to six hours (talk time) and up to 470 hours on standby.
“Complete with Sony technology, premium entertainment and innovative floating touch navigation, the NFC-enabled Xperia sola comes equipped with Xperia SmartTags, allowing consumers to change their smartphone’s settings and applications to fit their lifestyle in an instant. Xperia sola will be available to consumers globally in black, white and red in the second quarter,” the Japanese company says in its press release.