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Sony Ericsson (SE) – Sony Ericsson stuns with Xperia(TM) ray

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Sony Ericsson stuns with Xperia(TM) ray


 Sleek, beautiful smartphone with stylish aluminium frame

  • Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine with 8.1mp camera and Exmor R(TM) for mobile
  • Latest Android platform for smartphones (Gingerbread 2.3) with Facebook inside Xperia(TM)


22 June 2011, Singapore – Sony Ericsson today announced Xperia(TM) 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(TM) for mobile and HD video functionality. At only 9.4mm thin, Xperia(TM) 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(TM)  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(TM), it provides a solid and entertaining smartphone foundation.

Daniel Sandblom, Global Product Marketing Manager, Sony Ericsson said: “We expect Xperia(TM) 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(TM) ray will be available globally in selected markets, including Japan, from Q3 2011.


Sony Ericsson Xperia(TM) ray at a glance.

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


Sony Ericsson Xperia(TM) ray




Operating system: Google(TM) 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 stabilizer
Scene detection
Send to web
Smile detection
Sony Exmor R(TM) CMOS sensor
Touch capture
Touch focus
Video light
Video recording
Video stabiliser


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


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


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


Google Mail(TM)
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


Alarm clock
Document editors
Document readers
Flight mode
Google Calendar(TM)
Google Gallery 3D(TM)
Infinite button
Phone book
Setup Wizard
Widget manager


3.5 mm audio jack
Bluetooth(TM) technology
DLNA Certified(TM)
Google Latitude(TM)
Google Maps(TM) with Street View
Media Transfer Protocol support
Micro USB support
Native USB tethering
Synchronisation via Facebook(TM)
Synchronisation via Google(TM) Sync
Synchronisation via Sony Ericsson Sync
Synchronisation with computer
Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync®
USB High speed 2.0 support
USB mass storage
Wi-Fi® Hotspot functionality
Wisepilot(TM) 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: microSD(TM), up to 32GB
Memory card included: 4GB microSD(TM)

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 microSD(TM) memory card
Micro USB cable for charging
 Synchronisation and file transfer
User documentation
(LiveSound(TM) in selected markets)


Smart Extras(TM) appropriate for Xperia(TM) ray:

  • LiveSound(TM): Available as part of the package with Xperia(TM) 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(TM) control, which gives consumers direct access to their applications with a simple push of a button.
  • LiveDock(TM) 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 Market(TM) and charge their phones at the same time.


1) Facts and features may vary depending on local variant. 2) Operational times are affected by network
preferences, type of SIM card, connected accessories and various activities e.g. playing games. Kit contents and colour options may differ from market to market. The full range of accessories may not be available in every market.

© Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB, 2011

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Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. All terms are subject to change without prior notice.
Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB, SE-221 88 Lund, Sweden.
Printed in January 2010, R1A

About Sony Ericsson
Sony Ericsson celebrates its 10th year as a joint venture between Sony Corporation and Ericsson in October, 2011. Over the years Sony Ericsson has brought together the best communication technologies with superior entertainment user experiences to create its Xperia(TM) line of the ‘most entertaining smartphones’ in the mobile handset industry. With its global corporate functions in London, Sony Ericsson has sales and marketing operations in all major regions of the world, as well as manufacturing in China, and product development sites in China, Japan, Sweden and Silicon Valley, California. For more information, please visit: www.sonyericsson.com/press.

Sony Ericsson Global Communications & PR
Mattias Holm +44 20 8762 6065
General Press: +44 208 762 5858
E-mail: press.global@SonyEricsson.com
Product images: www.sonyericsson.com/press 



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