Along with the Sony Xperia Acro S, Sony Mobile Communications has also launched the mid-range Sony Xperia Go smartphone. It is also a water resistant, scratch resistant and dust proof smartphone. However, this device is designed for budget conscious consumers and it won’t burn a hole in their pocket. Sadly, this handset does not come with a front-facing camera for video calls.
All the Sony branded smartphones launched in this year are shipped with the old Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System and the Sony Xperia Go is no exception. It will get the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update during the third quarter of 2012. Check out the complete specs after the break.
Sony Xperia Go features a 3.5 inch Reality Display with Mobile Bravia Engine, sporting a resolution of 480 x 320 pixels, scratch-resistant mineral glass, 1 Ghz dual-core processor, Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS (upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich), 5 megapixel camera with 16x digital zoom, auto-focus, Face detection and LED Flash, HD (720p) video recording and playback, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G connectivity and so on.
Other features include a 3.5 mm audio jack, FM radio with RDS, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth technology, DLNA Certified, Micro USB, USB 2.0, 8 GB internal memory, up to 4 GB user-accessible memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 512 MB RAM, 50 GB free cloud storage from Box.net, Google Play Store, Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality, up to 45 hrs music playback time, up to 6 hrs video playback time, up to 6 hrs 30 min of talk-time, up to 520 hrs of stand-by time and a 1305 mAh battery.
This handset measures 111 x 60.3 x 9.8 mm and weighs 110 grams. Sony Xperia Go will be available in 3 colors – Black, White and Yellow. This handset comes preloaded with Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited from Sony Entertainment Network, which allows you to access to Hollywood blockbusters, TV series and millions of music tracks. Sony Xperia Go will go on sale from the third quarter of 2012. The price of this device is still a mystery.