Jun 22 AT 10:28 AM Alberto Vildosola 5 Comments

Video: Sony Ericsson announces Xperia active, Xperia ray

At the CommunicAsia 2011 conference in Singapore, Sony Ericsson has just announced the addition of two new phones to its Xperia line of Android devices. They’re the Xperia ray and the Xperia active. And they couldn’t be more different from each other.

Let’s start with the Xperia active. Like its name implies, this phone is aimed at people who lead a very active life. The device is quite bulky and tough-looking. It’s also dust proof and water resistant for those whose phones lead a rough life. The screen’s also able to track wet fingers, so there’s no need to dry your hands while using your Xperia active in the shower.

The Xperia active comes pre-loaded with a bunch of fitness apps that let users track their fitness performance. As well track your heart rate and pulse in realtime using ANT+ wireless networking technology.

Aside from being the Jillian Michaels of the smartphone world, the Xperia active has the following somewhat decent specs:

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 1 GHz processor
  • 3-inch TFT screen with a 320 x 480 pixel resolution and Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
  • 5 MP rear-facing camera with LED flash and 720p video recording
  • 512 MB of RAM and 320 MB of free internal storage
  • 2 GB SD card included
  • 1200 mAh battery

Sony Ericsson also throws in an extra exchangeable soft touch back cover, detachable ear hooks for the portable handsfree active headset, a wrist wrap and an arm case for workouts. Not too shabby.

On the other end of the spectrum, the Xperia ray is aimed at those who think their phones are a fashion accessory. The phone comes in gold, pink and black, and its metal accents scream “fabulous.” The Xperia ray has the following specs:

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 1 GHz processor
  • 3.3-inch TFT screen with a 854 x 480 pixel resolution and Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine.
  • 8.1 MP rear-facing camera with LED flash, Sony’s Exmor technology and 720p video recording
  • Front-facing VGA camera
  • 512 MB of RAM and 300 MB of free internal storage
  • 4 GB SD card included
  • 1500 mAh battery

The Xperia ray is one of the thinnest phones around, coming in at just 9.4 millimeters. At this point, we have no idea when these two phones will arrive here in the U.S. (if ever), but we can expect to find out more as we get closer to the Fall. Meanwhile, you can quench your thirst for fashionable and athletic phones by watching the videos below.

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Source: Sony Ericsson

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