New Delhi: Sony Ericsson (SE) announced the launch 2 new Xperia smartphones in India. While Xperia Ray is a stylish handset, thin and sleek phones, Xperia Active is a rugged smartphone. SE asserts Active is water and dust resistant.
P Balaji, managing director of SE India said that “The launch of Xperia Arc and PLAY in April was a milestone for us. While the Xperia Ray makes for a sleek companion, Xperia Active is the perfect partner for Indian consumers with a hectic lifestyle, especially those who are outdoors.”
The new Xperia phones that were launched at India and it run on a 1Ghz Snapdragon S2 processor. Ray has a 3.3-inch screen and is powered by Android 2.3 aka Gingerbread. It is 9.4mm thick and weighs 100 grams. And, it has an 8 mega-pixel camera and 512MB RAM.
On the other hand, Xperia Active has a 3-inch screen. The display is scratch resistant and registers touch even when fingers or screen are wet. It packs 5 mega-pixel camera, 512MB RAM and runs on Gingerbread. It is a little thicker and heavier than Ray.
According to SE, both phones support the company’s proprietary technologies like ‘reality display with mobile Bravia engine’ that result in a better screen and ‘Exmor for mobile’ that helps users shoot superior pictures and videos in low-light.
SE officials said that Ray will be available in the 2nd week of September whereas Active is expected in the 4th week. Both are expected to be priced about Rs 20,000.