Sony Xperia acro S, Waterproof Android Smartphone Announced

Sony has introduced Sony Xperia acro S – a new stylish, durable and water resistant smartphones in market that is powered by 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Dual Core processor and has large 4.3 inch 1280 x 720 pixel resolution scratch-resistant touchscreen running Android 4.0 ICS.

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The sleek, durable smartphones is designed to also offers extra protection like scratch-resistant display and is claimed to be made to resist life’s challenges without compromising on design or functionality.

The display is made with scratch resistant mineral glass displays and meet industry standard IP ratings (International Protection) for protection against dust and water immersion.

The Xperia acro S smartphone is claimed to remain protected against dust and immersion in up to 1 m of water for 30 minutes and comes with IP55 and IP57 Ratings for dust and water resistance (protection against dust-limited to ingress (no harmful deposits) and the effects of immersion up to 1 m for 30 minutes).

The Sony Xperia scro S offers easy connectivity to share and enjoy content on TV, smartphone, laptop or tablet devices and it 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.

The Sony Xperia acro S boasts of 4.3-inch touchscreen Reality Display having 1280 x 720 pixel resolution in 1600 million colors, powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine gives razor sharp clarity and is powered by 1.5 GHz Dual-core Qualcomm processor running on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).

The smartphone and allows full 1080p HD video recording, HD video chat, easy HDMI TV connectivity to enjoy content on the big scree and it comes with 512MB RAM and 8GB internal memory that can be expanded to 32GB via microSD slot.

The NFC enabled Xperia acro S smartphone can easily open applications with one touch against an Xperia SmartTag.

Only 147 g in weight, the Xperia acro S includes powerful 12.1 megapixel camera with auto focus, 16x digital zoom, built-in LED flash and also includes a front-facing camera for video chat.

The Sony Xperia acro S offers easy connectivity to share and enjoy content on TV, smartphone, laptop or tablet devices and it 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.

Smartphone offers FM radio with RDS and has 3.5 mm audio jack for headphones while supported audio formats include MP3, 3GPP, MP4, SMF, WAV, OTA, Ogg vorbis.

  • Audio recording, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4, AMR
  • Motion gaming
  • Timescape with Twitter integrated
  • Facebook inside Xperia 2.0
  • Sony Entertainment Network (selected markets only)
  • Clear stereo and clear bass
  • 3D surround sound
  • SensMe

Available in black, white and pink colours, the Sony Xperia acro S’s other feature includes USB High speed 2.0 and Micro USB support, GPRS/EDGE, 3.5G, WiFi and WiFi Hotspot functionality,DLNA Certified, Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync and Google Sync, aGPS support, WebKit web browser with Pan & zoom, Bluetooth 3.0, Native USB tethering, Noise Suppression at communication, motion gaming and Handwriting recognition capability.

The Xperia acro S measures 126 x 66 x 11.9 mm and comes with 1910 mAh battery that can provide up to 6 hrs 40 mins talktime, and up to 310 hours of standby time. It can offer music listening time of up to 23 hrs and video playback time of up to 6 hrs 30 mins.

Key Features of Sony Xperia acro S

  • 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor
  • Android Gingerbread v 2.3
  • 4.3-inch 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 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

The device also offers Timescape with Twitter integrated, Facebook inside Xperia 2.0, and Sony Entertainment Network integration and per-loaded applications include Google Voice Search, Google Talk, Google Mail, Google Maps with Street View and Latitude, Micoach, and Walk Mate.

The Sony  Xperia acro S would be available in black, white and pink colours and would be known as Sony Xperia advance in the US. Expected to be available globally from the third quarter 2012, Sony has not yet revealed its pricing in any market as yet.

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