Sony announced a new smartphone carrying a unique feature that we’ve never seen in any mobile phones today just yet.
The handset is called Sony Xperia Sola and introduces an innovative “Floating Touch” feature that “lets consumers navigate the web by hovering their finger above the screen so it acts like a moving curser, without actually having to touch the screen.” Floating touch works in a way that once the desired link is found while hovering the screen, it can be highlighted and a simple tap will load the page.
The Sony Xperia Sola is rocking a NovaThor U8500 chipset that packs a 1GHz dual core processor, and it shows off a 3.7-inch capacitive touchscreen display powered with Sony’s own Mobile BRAVIA Engine. This handset carries Android Gingerbread out of the box, but Sony promised an Ice Cream Sandwich update during summer of 2012.
Sony Xperia Sola fairly got a decent hardware specs for a mid-range handset, except of its lackluster internal storage and the absence of front-facing camera.
Sony Xperia Sola Specs
Android 2.3 OS (Gingerbread)
1GHz dual-core processor
3.7-inch (480 x 854 pixels) Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine
5GB internal storage, microSD up to 32GB
5MP AF camera with LED Flash
720 HD Video recording
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, and Wi-Fi Hotspot
Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, EDR
3.5mm audio jack
1320mAh Li-Ion battery
116 x 59 x 9.9 mm
The Sony Xperia Sola will launch globally comes Q2 and is available in 3 color variants including Black, White, and Red. Price is still yet to be known, but rest assured this post will be updated once we got a word from Sony Philippines.