As expected, Sony today unveiled a new Walkman at its CES event in Las Vegas. The Walkman ZX2 is essentially the successor of the Walkman ZX1, and will go on sale later this year, priced at a whopping $1,000 (Rs 63,480 approximately). Also Read - Samsung and LG confirm presence at in-person CES 2022Also Read - E3 2021: What is it, entire schedule, how to watch livestream for free, what to expect
The ZX2 features a 4-inch FWVGA (854×480 pixels) display and runs on a dated Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, letting users download apps from the Google Play Store. At its heart is a S-Master HX processor, which enables the high-resolution audio. As far as its music playback capabilities are concerned, it supports formats like DSD, WAV, AIFF, FLAC, and Apple Lossless, among others. Also Read - God of War Ragnarok delayed until 2022: Here's why
There is 128GB of internal storage, and if that isn t enough, you can further expand it using a microSD card. The ZX2 also boasts a better battery than its predecessor, with the company claiming up to 60 hours of music playback. Additionally it supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC for wireless streaming and connecting to speakers respectively.
As mentioned above, all the high-resolution audio capabilities does come at a very steep price of over $1,000. The Walkman ZX2 is clearly aimed at a very niche crowd, but the question is will they be ready to pay this kind of money for it?