Sony introduces a pair of water resistant smartphones

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According to Sony’s market research water resistant phones have been a big request, so much so Sony has just announced two of them. The Sony Xperia go is without doubt the successor to last year’s Xperia Active while the Xperia arco S appears to be a international version of the Xperia arco HD. Water resistant phones have been selling extremely well in Japan, the Xperia arco HD has been the best selling smartphone in Japan since its launch in March. Both of these phones announced today will be available globally in the third quarter of 2012.

Sony Xperia go specifications:

  • 3.5” Reality Display powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine with 480 x 320 resolution
  • 5MP fast capture camera goes from sleep to snap in just over a second
  • Scratch resistant mineral glass display with wet finger tracking
  • Highest level of dust and water resistance in a smartphone – IP67 Rating
  • 1Ghz dual core processor gives consumers super fast performance
  • 512 MB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage plus MicroSD slot
  • Launching on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, with an upgrade to Android 4.0 on its way
  • To be available in black, white and yellow colours
  • 1305 mAh battery capacity
  • Weighs 110 grams, 9.8mm thin

Sony Xperia arco S specifications:

  • 4.3″ 720p HD Reality Display powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine
  • 12MP fast capture camera goes from sleep to snap in just over a second with a single key press
  • PlayStation(TM) Certified
  • Full 1080p HD video recording and 720p HD front camera
  • Scratch resistant mineral glass display with wet finger tracking
  • IP55 and IP57Ratings for dust and water resistance
  • 1.5 Ghz dual core processor gives consumers super fast performance
  • 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage plus MicroSD slot
  • Launching on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Available in black, white and pink colours
  • 1910 mAh battery capacity
  • Weighs 147 grams, 11.9mm thick

Sony's Xperia arco S combines both water resistance and a 720p display

Further information can be found in the press release.

KitGuru says: Perhaps the only thing that could make these phones more enticing is a larger resolution on the Xperia go.

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