Xperia smartphones were previously produced under the brand nameSony Ericsson, and now - under the brand Sony. The first two models of this series run under Windows Mobile OS, and all subsequent models use the Android operating system.
The new line is the Xperia Solo.
It was already introduced in March 2012, but has not yet been released to the market.
Information about work on a new phone lineXperia appeared on the Internet in the middle of 2011. Then he wore the code name Pepper. He knew that he, like all previous devices of the series (except X1 and X2), will run Android version 2.3 or higher.
On March 13, 2012, Sony introducedSmartphone officially. He was informed that he was renamed from Pepper to Solo, and the operating system Android 2.3, which was used to debug the prototype of the device, was replaced with the modern version 4.0.
If you compare the phone Xperia Solo with othersAndroid-smartphones of the same class, it turns out that some of them, he is inferior in characteristics. So, it uses a LCD with a resolution of 854 × 480 (for comparison, in the Samsung Galaxy SIII already released on May 29, 2012, the screen is AMOLED and has a resolution of 1280 × 720). The device also plays on the frequency of the processor - 1 GHz and the amount of RAM - 512 MB, and at the resolution of the camera - 5 MP (in the Samsung Galaxy SIII - respectively, 1.4 GHz, 1 GB and 8 MP). In it, as in most other devices on the Android platform, there is a slot for a Micro SD card up to 32 GB (in Galaxy SIII - up to 64 GB). But on performance, all these shortcomings do not affect much, and the weight of the phone turned out to be very small - only 107 grams. It is able to work in standby mode up to 470 hours.
But the main feature that distinguishes Solo amongCompetitors, is the increased sensitivity of the capacitive sensor. He reacts not only to touching the screen, but also to moving his fingers a short distance away from it. The user thus sees in advance which of the links will open if you click on it, as if he were working with the mouse.
The exact date of release of the smartphone has not yet been announced. It is said only that he will see the light during the summer of 2012. The buyer will be able to choose a variant of the device, which has a white, red or black color.