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Posted by Phoner


*Sleek, beautiful smartphone with stylish aluminium frame
*Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine with 8.1mp camera and Exmor R™ for mobile
*Latest Android platform for smartphones (Gingerbread 2.3) with Facebook inside Xperia™

22 June 2011, Singapore – Sony Ericsson today announced Xperia™ ray – a stunning new smartphone alongside CommunicAsia 2011 in Singapore. With a 3.3” screen and running the latest Android platform for smartphones (Gingerbread 2.3), the phone packs in a powerful 1Ghz processor, Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine, a 8.1mp camera with Exmor R™ for mobile and HD video functionality. At only 9.4mm thin, Xperia™ ray incorporates market leading design for which Sony Ericsson has become known.


To add to a full set of specifications, the phone incorporates a front facing camera and a scratch resistant screen with excellent resolution and brightness and integrated touch keys. Sony Ericsson’s unique integration of Facebook inside Xperia™ delivers a unique consumer experience for greater social interaction. In combination with the Google services, as well as access to over 200,000 Apps via the Android Market™, it provides a solid and entertaining smartphone foundation.

Daniel Sandblom, Global Product Marketing Manager, Sony Ericsson said: “We expect Xperia™ ray to appeal to consumers who are looking for a combination of beautiful design and a rich feature set. We are able to uniquely deliver this with a combination of premium materials and multimedia features provided by Sony.”

Sony Ericsson Xperia™ ray will be available globally in selected markets, including Japan, from Q3 2011.

Sony Ericsson Xperia™ ray at a glance.

*Please note that all services mentioned below may not be available in every market.

Colours

Black
Gold
White
Pink
Facts

Operating system: Google™ Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Size: 111 x 53 x 9.4mm
Weight: 100 grams
Camera

8.1mp camera
16x digital zoom
Aperture f/2.4
Auto focus
Face detection
Face recognition
Photo light
Front-facing camera (VGA)
Geo tagging
HD video recording (720p)
Image stabiliser
Scene detection
Self-timer
Send to web
Smile detection
Sony Exmor R™ CMOS sensor
Touch capture
Touch focus
Video light
Video recording
Video stabiliser
Music

Album art
Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
Music tones (MP3/AAC)
PlayNow™ service
SensMe™
Sony Ericsson Music Player
TrackID™ music recognition application
xLOUD™ Experience
Internet

Android Market™
Bookmarks
Google™ search
Google Voice Search
NeoReader™ barcode scanner
Pan & zoom
Web browser (WebKit)
Communication

Call list
Conference calls
Facebook™ application
Google Talk™
Noise Shield
Polyphonic ringtones
Sony Ericsson Timescape™
Speakerphone
Twitter™ (Timescape™ integration)
Vibrating alert
Video chat ready
Messaging

Conversations
Email
Google Mail™
Instant messaging
Picture messaging (MMS)
Predictive text input
Text messaging (SMS)
Design

Auto rotate
Keyboard (on-screen, 12 key)
Keyboard (on-screen, QWERTY)
Picture wallpaper
Reality display with Sony Mobile
BRAVIA® Engine
Touch screen
Wallpaper animation
Entertainment

3D games
Media browser
Motion gaming
Radio (FM radio with RDS)
Video streaming
YouTube™
Organiser

Alarm clock
Calculator
Calendar
Document editors
Document readers
E-Manual
Flight mode
Google Calendar™
Google Gallery 3D™
Infinite button
Phone book
Setup Wizard
Widget manager
Connectivity

3.5 mm audio jack
aGPS
Bluetooth™ technology
DLNA Certified™
Google Latitude™
Google Maps™ with Street View
Media Transfer Protocol support
Micro USB support
Modem
Native USB tethering
Synchronisation via Facebook™
Synchronisation via Google™ Sync
Synchronisation via Sony Ericsson Sync
Synchronisation with computer
Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync®
USB High speed 2.0 support
USB mass storage
Wi-Fi®
Wi-Fi® Hotspot functionality
Wisepilot™ turn-by-turn navigation
Display

Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
16,777,216 colour TFT
Capacitive touchscreen (multi-touch)
3.3 inches
854 x 480 pixels
Scratch-resistant mineral glass
Memory

Phone memory (user-free): Up to 300MB
Memory card support: microSD™, up to 32GB
Memory card included: 4GB microSD™
Battery life

Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 6 hrs 50 min*
Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 430 hrs*
Talk time UMTS: Up to 7 hrs*
Standby time UMTS: Up to 440 hrs*
Music listening time: Up to 36 hrs
Video playback time: Up to 6 hrs 45 min
*According to GSM Association Battery Life Measurement Technique. Battery performance may vary depending on network conditions and configurations, and phone usage.
Networks

UMTS HSPA 900, 2100
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS HSPA 850, 1900, 2100
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900
In the kit

1500mAh battery,
Stereo portable handsfree
4GB microSD™ memory card
Charger
Micro USB cable for charging
Synchronisation and file transfer
User documentation
(LiveSound™ in selected markets)

Official page with specifications

Official press release
[ This Message was edited by: Phoner on 2013-01-22 13:30 ]



Posted by goldenface
Rather nice. Still no official spec list though, although rumour has it it has an 8.0Mp Exmor R camera. Don't quote me on that though.

Some live pics here.
[ This Message was edited by: goldenface on 2011-06-22 08:45 ]


Posted by Phoner
I won't. I will update the post as soon as the specs will be officially available.

Posted by razec
actually it's like a glorified Nokia X6 with Android, SE's touch makes it more interesting though i still don't know why circular buttons does not attract me

Posted by mode
I like the direction is going with the physical semi-circle home key and touch sensitive back and menu keys

Posted by Ravager
nice looks and good hardware, if the price is right it will sell good! I can't figure out if it's the X8 successor or a upper market device, on the photos it looks rather expensive. It all comes down to the materials and build quality.

edit: Just read that it uses premium material such as aluminum, Big like! Then it's not the X8 successor...
[ This Message was edited by: Ravager on 2011-06-22 09:45 ]


Posted by razec
^^ It might even become more expensive than Neo (unlike)

Posted by Alihosny
but i feel the design is a lot like this x6:



i would really like to see an image of the back side .
[ This Message was edited by: Alihosny on 2011-06-22 10:01 ]


Posted by razec
^^ Exactly as i said on my first post here.

Posted by Alihosny
didn't notice your comment sry. but as i said i would really like to see it's back and some high quality live pictures because it appears that it's ugly looking in live hands-on to me the mini pro and mini are far more elegant,a picture of the white version may make me change sides though, however, i would probably end getting this one because of the screen size.
[ This Message was edited by: Alihosny on 2011-06-22 10:06 ]


Posted by HxH
looking good device, but I my heart still going for arc

Posted by razec
I agree. Play and Mini had looked great in white

Posted by HxH
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZ9w_XFQMHo

XPREIA ray promo

Posted by tranced
Yeah the first xray phone from

Posted by io_bg
I like the small size and the design but... why there's no hardware camera shutter key???
[ This Message was edited by: io_bg on 2011-06-22 12:27 ]


Posted by tranced
That's the trend now.

Posted by Ravager
The promo convinced me, I want one! It reminds me of my beloved T610 also designed by a Industrial designer (Erik Ahlgren). If it just had a xenon/plasma flash...

Posted by io_bg
On 2011-06-22 13:22:00, tranced wrote:
That's the trend now.

Well... Arc, Neo, Pro and the new minis have one but Ray doesn't... I don't get

Posted by argiriano
That`s my new Xperia - not so big, good screen, good camera, last OS, sleek design (the back kinda reminds me of Arc). If place this phone below Neo price tag it will be a hit I think.

Posted by roanmy
This one seems interesting! Finally a good specced smartphone without having to have huge display or poor resolution.

Posted by Alihosny
Official site is up:
Xperia ray official site








Posted by tranced
@io_bg: I don't mean 's trend. I mean the market.

Posted by julias
Not impressed all the Xperia phones just seem to look exactly the same why can't they make the designs look different?



Posted by >500
reminds me of the w902!

Just a touch screen version!

Posted by Alihosny
SE PR is a mess , what were they thinking of:


[ This Message was edited by: Alihosny on 2011-06-22 13:52 ]


Posted by mr_lou
Aah, yet another candidate in my now 5-year long quest to find a device that gave me as much as my W800 did.
Settling for a W760 didn't give me much pleasure.
Trying out a Nokia N82, didn't go that well either.
Vivaz Pro joined the group of disappointing devices.
And Neo too just recently.

It'll be interesting to see if Ray will be the one that finally replaces my Aino.


Posted by idumbakumar
look at.. there's an XLOUD feature... whats about that???

Posted by argiriano

On 2011-06-22 15:00:40, idumbakumar wrote:
look at.. there's an XLOUD feature... whats about that???

it`s an engine, just like Bravia Engine but instead improving image it works it`s magic on sound quality.

Posted by sambouka
Is this HDMI on the dock?
Seems like a micro USB and a normal USB?


[ This Message was edited by: sambouka on 2011-06-22 15:14 ]


Posted by tranced
That looks like a micro usb is for power.
[ This Message was edited by: tranced on 2011-06-22 15:23 ]


Posted by argiriano
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ov08br-tELU

Ray next to Arc and Mini
[ This Message was edited by: argiriano on 2011-06-22 15:31 ]


Posted by Legen
This is actually a pretty decent phone. It will sell quite well especially if pricing is right. I think it'll sell more than the others(arc, neo, etc).
I think i know where sonyericsson is going with releasing kinda similar phones. They're pulling a samsung. Which can work don't you think?

Posted by rog
Camera samples shot using the XPeria ray:

https://picasaweb.google.com/[....]2536129/XperiaRayCameraSamples

And some live pics (in addition to above posted hands on video ) here:

http://www.se-first.com/Xperi[....]-live-pics-camera-samples.html

Posted by Legen
@rog. What with the different coloured semi-circle light above the home button? Saw it in one of the pictures

Posted by Arne Anka

On 2011-06-22 18:01:52, Legen wrote:
@rog. What with the different coloured semi-circle light above the home button? Saw it in one of the pictures


It's the LED notification.

Posted by rog
Yep, that's the notification LED. Quite nicely solved, I find...

http://www.se-first.com/image[....]01-500/leds-473-750-500-80.jpg

Posted by mode

On 2011-06-22 14:49:49, >500 wrote:
reminds me of the w902!

Just a touch screen version!



+1. They've managed to fuse Android with their previous trademark design. I love the fact that Ray is so . I have a good feeling about SE's overall direction

Posted by Bonovox
Out of all the models announced today this is the only decent looking one

Posted by sunrise_
Pity it has no shutter key, but I will buy it anyway

Posted by hihihans
This phone shows why I like
It has a good chance to become mine.
this way!

Posted by argiriano
I like Ray more than Neo, and Arc is too big for me so the choice is easy one.

Posted by c96sthl
the position of the camera and LED and 2nd mic seem to suggest it is good to hold the phone in portrait mode as using it for landscape might be tricky unless its easy for one to stable it using one hand.

well this is a fashion focus phone so likely this is the primary role.

honestly for me. even most SE phone look like each other but at least it is better than Samsung.
we don't see any SE touch screen phone really look like iPHONE except it have a touch screen and minimal button
but Samsung.... i still insist they deserved to be sued by Apple for that almost direct copy and paste approach.


Posted by gayannr

On 2011-06-23 11:14:30, c96sthl wrote:
the position of the camera and LED and 2nd mic seem to suggest it is good to hold the phone in portrait mode as using it for landscape might be tricky unless its easy for one to stable it using one hand.

well this is a fashion focus phone so likely this is the primary role.

honestly for me. even most SE phone look like each other but at least it is better than Samsung.
we don't see any SE touch screen phone really look like iPHONE except it have a touch screen and minimal button
but Samsung.... i still insist they deserved to be sued by Apple for that almost direct copy and paste approach.



+1

Posted by Xajel

On 2011-06-23 11:14:30, c96sthl wrote:
we don't see any SE touch screen phone really look like iPHONE except it have a touch screen and minimal button
but Samsung.... i still insist they deserved to be sued by Apple for that almost direct copy and paste approach.


Well, Sony Ericsson had touch screen way before iPhone saw the lights

and minimal button design is nothing... Symbian is to blame about that point as it wasn't designed as a whole finger touch screen but to use stylus instead... and this made getting rid of the keypad a hard job for any maker

Posted by aksd
This phone actually reminds me for some reason of the SE's of old. The T610, W800 and so on, it just has something about it. Most definitely getting one.

Posted by pavlov's_dog
I wonder if the Xperia Ray will work with the LiveDock accessory for HDMI out.

Posted by Supa_Fly

On 2011-06-24 03:03:45, pavlov's_dog wrote:
I wonder if the Xperia Ray will work with the LiveDock accessory for HDMI out.


My thoughts exactly - on the specs on page 1 of this thread I didn't see HDMI support on Xperia Ray.

To be honest THIS is what Arc should've been - there was no need for such an incredibly elongated screen - but the Arc is still beautiful. Ray ... will be a StingRay and I think will sell more.

Why didn't SE go with a dual-core cpu on this?! Although SE is pushing incredible efficiency out of the single Dragon cpu's I worry that new Android OS after 2.3 will be taxed on this.

Posted by emzee_ali
check this article on mobile-review.com. Gives more details abt the accesories and the phones.

http://www.mobile-review.com/[....]2011/sonyericsson-new-en.shtml



Posted by sambouka
From mobile-review.com:

"The second accessory is a cradle that you can put upright on the table or lay it down horizontally and it also features the Sony Ericsson app. On the back side of the cradle there is an HDMI slot and when you connect it to your TV a respective app is launched.
You can connect a wireless keyboard and a mouse (I used SE Play) to get a kind of a mini PC with a large screen. It is very convenient for web browsing, email and other apps and it also supports wireless gamepads for playing (during the demo they used a wireless PS3 gamepad). "





Posted by Rookwise
Well. I was sold on the Neo pro as being my next phone to replace my x10 but after seeing this i'm now leaning more towards the Ray.


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