Two Android-based smartphones from Sony Ericsson’s stables will hit the market soon. Called the Xperia Ray and the Xperia Active, both smartphones boast of some really good features and specifications.

A ray of light?!?

A ray of light?!?

The Xperia Ray is powered by a 1 GHz processor, and if you look closely at the picture, you’ll remember that we had seen this handset a few days back called the ST18i. Yes, this is the same handset and we finally have the official specifications. The smartphone will be running on Android Gingerbread 2.3.x with the TimeScape UI on top and here’s what the Xperia Ray boasts of:

  • 3.3-inch Capacitive touchscreen with a BRAVIA screen and 854 x 480 pixels resolution
  • 3G, GPS, Wi-Fi
  • EDGE/GPRS
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • 8 megapixel camera with autofocus and backlit Exmor R sensor
  • Secondary camera
  • Memory expandable to 32 GB
  • 3.5 mm audio jack

The Xperia Ray’s camera will be able to capture videos at 720p resolution and the smartphone will be available in four colours – black, white, gold and pink. The handset is expected to ship from the third quarter of this year, but there’s no mention on the pricing.

Time to get active...

Time to get active…

The Xperia Active is targeted (very obviously) towards sports users and boasts of features that are meant specially for those leading an active lifestyle. The Xperia Active will also be running on Android 2.3.x with TimeScape UI and this smartphone will also be powered by a Snapdragon processor clocking 1 GHz. The touchscreen is scratch resistant and has wet finger tracking support. So, now you can touch the screen with your wet fingers and your commands will still be registered. It has the following specifications:

  • 3-inch capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 480 x 320 pixels
  • 3G, GPS with A-GPS support, Wi-Fi, DLNA
  • EDGE/GPRS
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • 5 megapixel camera with LED flash
  • Stereo FM Radio with RDS
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Memory expandable to 32 GB

Apart from these specifications, the Xperia Active also has pre-installed sports apps with ANT+ technology for monitoring the heart rate in real time. Even the Xperia Active will be available in Q3 of 2011, and we’re still waiting for the pricing of this device, as well.

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