By June 22, 2011

Sony Ericsson announce the Xperia ray


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 RT for mobile and HD video functionality. At only 9.4mm thin, XperiaT 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 XperiaT 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 MarketT, it provides a solid and entertaining smartphone foundation.

  • 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

    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.


    • Black
    • Gold
    • White
    • Pink


    • Operating system: GoogleT Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
    • Size:  111 x 53 x 9.4mm
    • Weight: 100 grams


    • 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 RT CMOS sensor
    • Touch capture
    • Touch focus
    • Video light
    • Video recording
    • Video stabiliser


    • Album art
    • BluetoothT stereo (A2DP)
    • Music tones (MP3/AAC)
    • PlayNowT service
    • SensMeT
    • Sony Ericsson Music Player
    • TrackIDT music recognition application
    • xLOUDT Experience


    • Android MarketT
    • Bookmarks
    • GoogleT search
    • Google Voice Search
    • NeoReaderT barcode scanner
    • Pan & zoom
    • Web browser (WebKit)


    • Call list
    • Conference calls
    • FacebookT application
    • Google TalkT
    • Noise Shield
    • Polyphonic ringtones
    • Sony Ericsson TimescapeT
    • Speakerphone
    • TwitterT (TimescapeT integration)
    • Vibrating alert
    • Video chat ready


    • Conversations
    • Email
    • Google MailT
    • Instant messaging
    • Picture messaging (MMS)
    • Predictive text input
    • Text messaging (SMS)


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


    • 3D games
    • Media browser
    • Motion gaming
    • Radio (FM radio with RDS)
    • Video streaming
    • YouTubeT


    • Alarm clock
    • Calculator
    • Calendar
    • Document editors
    • Document readers
    • E-Manual
    • Flight mode
    • Google CalendarT
    • Google Gallery 3DT
    • Infinite button
    • Phone book
    • Setup Wizard
    • Widget manager


    • 3.5 mm audio jack
    • aGPS
    • BluetoothT technology
    • DLNA CertifiedT
    • Google LatitudeT
    • Google MapsT with Street View
    • Media Transfer Protocol support
    • Micro USB support
    • Modem
    • Native USB tethering
    • Synchronisation via FacebookT
    • Synchronisation via GoogleT 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
    • WisepilotT turn-by-turn navigation


    • 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


    • Phone memory (user-free): Up to 300MB
    • Memory card support: microSDT, up to 32GB
    • Memory card included: 4GB microSDT

    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.


    • 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 microSDT memory card
    • Charger
    • Micro USB cable for charging
    • Synchronisation and file transfer
    • User documentation
    • (LiveSoundT in selected markets)

    Smart ExtrasT appropriate for XperiaT ray:

    • LiveSound: Available as part of the package with Xperia ray in selected markets, this provides consumers with the best possible audio experience combined with a stylish, tangle-free design. The headphones also allow consumers to remotely access applications from the phone through LiveKey control, which gives consumers direct access to their applications with a simple push of a button.
    • LiveDock gives consumers the ability to seamlessly integrate their Sony Ericsson smartphone into their home. By simply connecting their smartphone to the docking station, consumers will be able to easily launch applications from the Android MarketT and charge their phones at the same time.


    Posted by: James

    Posted in: Press Releases

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