Sony Ericsson’s being getting fancy with its Xperia line recently. We’ve actually seen a few leaks about upcoming products in the line, but the time for speculation is over! The company’s finally decided to show us the goods at CommunicAsia 2011 at Singapore. The announcement of these two new smartphones was accompanied by the news that the Xperia Play will be available to more markets across the Asia Pacific region.
As for the phones themselves, the new additions to the line is the Xperia Active, a phone intended to be very portable and targeted for the jetset, and the Xperia Ray, which is targeted for those in the market for a sleekly designed smnart phone.
Let’s get down to brass tacks: the Xperia Active has a 3-inch, 320-by-480 touch display and runs Android Gingerbread 2.3 on a 1GHz CPU. It also packs a 5 MP camera with HD capabilities, a 2GB memory card that can be upped up to 32GB, and a micro USB connection. The phone is designed for those who are on the move – and not just on planes. It comes pre-loaded with a suite of sports apps, which includes on-screen heart rate and pulse monitors, along with iMapMyFitness which would help greatly in planning your workout. It’s also got built-in GPS, compass, barometer, and the now ubiquitous Facebook. It’s also dust proof and water resistant. Release date is set for the third quarter of 2011, though it doesn’t have a price tag yet.
The other addition is the Xperia Ray, which features a a slightly larger 3.3 inches touch display. Running Android Gingerbread 2.3 and packing a 1GHz processor, it’s a more standard smartphone. Additional features include a 8.1 MP camera, a 4GB microSD memory card, expandable to 32GB, and HD video functionality. Release date is also set for the third quarter, and like the Active, it doesn’t have a price tag yet.