Sony brings Xperia X series smartphones and connected devices to evolve presence
At the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC), Sony has brought the Xperia X series smartphones and a range of connected devices. The new offerings are aimed to evolve the company’s existing presence in the smartphone world to result in its growth in the future.
Sony has the Xperia X, Xperia X Performance and the Xperia XA as the first three smartphones from the new range. Apart from the smartphone models, the Japanese company has the Xperia Ear, Xperia Eye and the Xperia Projector as its all-new connected devices.
“Sony Mobile will continue to create increasingly personalised and intelligent products and services that empower you to do more, and live more creatively than ever,” said Hiroki Totoki, president and CEO, Sony Mobile Communications, in a statement.
“With our continued passion for technology, we will keep adding new and exciting features to evolve our smartphones. At the same time, we want to change how you access information and interact with friends and family in a closer, natural and more meaningful way.”
The Xperia X range of smartphones is touted to add “new layers of intelligent technology” to the existing smartphone features including camera, battery and design. The new smartphone models have Predictive Hybrid Autofocus technology that the company conceived in collaboration with its Alpha camera engineers. Also, there is a proprietary smart battery management technology to deliver up to two days of battery life and an OmniBalance design.
Sony didn’t reveal detailed specifications of the new Xperia smartphones at its MWC conference. But it explicitly mentioned that the Xperia X will be powered by a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 chipset while the Xperia X Performance will rival other flagship offerings with its Snapdragon 820 chipset. The smartphones will sport a curved glass display and come in metal finish with white, graphite black, lime gold and rose gold color options.
Xperia Ear and Xperia Eye
To participate in the ongoing development of connected devices, Sony has the Xperia Ear and Xperia Eye. Both the new devices are designed to deliver users a convenient hands-free experience.
The Sony Xperia Ear uses Sony’s voice recognition technology to give responses to verbal communications. This means that you can ask the device to make a call or to search something in detail on the Web. Further, it has Bluetooth and NFC support and comes with IPX2 water-resistant build as well as an all-day battery life.
Similar to the Xperia Ear, the Sony Xperia Eye comes in a compact size. It has a 360-degree spherical lens and a built-in intelligent shutter technology that uses facial and voice detection to capture images.
Some new solutions to ease interaction
Sony also has the Xperia Projector that takes its connected devices lineup to a next level, using the ability to let you use touch, voice and gestures to interact with your smartphone screen. It is claimed to offer an interactive interface projection on any clear surface.
Additionally, Sony is in development to release its personalised assistant called the Xperia Agent. It would work similar to Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana but come in a separate existence and will let you receive useful information and communication assistance as well as control home appliances using your voice and gestures. This new assistant will be powered by a proprietary voice technology and will feature a built-in camera and a projector display.
The new Xperia X series smartphones and the Xperia Ear will be available starting summer this year. However, details about the availability of the Xperia Eye, Xperia Project and the Xperia Agent are yet to be revealed.