Sony to launch Xperia Go, Ion and Neo L in India
Sony has unveiled the Neo L, which is also the successor to the Neo V. This device will come preloaded with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and will be available in India later this month. The device will come equipped with a 1GHz single core processor, 512MB of RAM, a 4-inch LCD display with a resolution of 854×480 pixels, a 5-megapixel camera, a front facing camera and will also have a 1500 mAh battery. The device will have 320 MB of user memory and will also be PlayStation certified.
Additionally, like most new Xperia phones, Sony is providing 50GB of Box cloud storage for two years, but the Sony reps have said that later this year they might eliminate the two-year cap and will make the storage available for lifetime. With Ice Cream Sandwich, Sony will offer an array of new widgets and also add features like Face Unlock. The device will be available in White and Black and will be priced south of Rs 20,000.
Sony is also launching the Xperia Go in India later this month, which also went up for pre-order on Home Shop 18 yesterday. This device features a 3.5-inch HVGA display, a water resistant and dust resistant body, 5-megapixel camera, a 1GHz dual-core processor and runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. This device is also expected to be priced under Rs 20,000.
Apart from this, Sony will also unveil the Smart Watch which is to be used in conjunction with Xperia smartphones running Android 2.1 and beyond via a Bluetooth paring. The device will give a number of updates for Facebook, Weather, SMS, and controls for music. Sony already offers 60 apps tailored for the Smart Watch and plans to add more apps.
The Smart Watch works in a range of 10 meters over Bluetooth with a compatible Xperia phone and it need the phone to get the time synced, but after that one can disconnect the Bluetooth connection to use it like a regular watch, however it will need Bluetooth for all the smart features.
Notably, as smartphones don’t support dual channel Bluetooth, one cannot use the Bluetooth module for anything else while the phone is paired to the Smart Watch. The Smart Watch will be priced at Rs 6,299.
Furthermore, Sony will also bring the Xperia Ion to India in August. The device sports will sport a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S3 processor, a 12-megapixel camera and will feature a 4.55-inch 720p display. The device is expected to be priced at more than Rs 30,000 and will be more expensive than the Xperia S and will compete with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S III and HTC One X.