Sony Mobile has lifted the lid on another new smartphone. The Xperia sola is basically the MT27 ‘Pepper’ that we’ve seen so much of recently. The Xperia sola includes a very cool new feature called ‘floating touch technology’. What this means is that you to interact with your phone without even touching the screen! The 3.7-inch capacitive screen will allow you to register your finger up to 20mm above the display. Sounds amazing. This function is not open to all areas of the phone and is only limited to the built-in browser (for highlighting links) and live wallpapers that react to the floating touch input.
In terms of the hardware, it will come with a 1GHz dual-core ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500 processor, Mali 400 GPU and 512MB RAM. You also get 8GB of internal storage (5GB user accessible), plus a microSD card, a 5MP camera capable of 720p video recording, NFC and a 1320mAh embedded battery. The Xperia sola will launch in Q2 2012 with Android Gingerbread and be upgraded to ICS during the same quarter. It will be available in three colours (black, white and red).
Via Sony Mobile.