Sony launches the new Sony Android Walkman

Hemani Sheth Mumbai | Updated on January 23, 2020

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It's the old-school Walkman with a digital spin

Sony India on Wednesday announced the launch of its newaddition to the Walkman Series, Sony’s Android Walkman NW-A105.

Giving a new-age tech spin to the traditional Walkman, Sony’s Android Walkman NW-A105 is completely digital.

The specs

The Walkman comes with a 3.6-inchtouch screen display, high-resolution audio and Wi-fi support.

The device runs on Android OS version 9.0.

Sony’s all-new Walkman supports multiple audio formats including MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, FLAC, DS up to 11.2 MHz with high-quality PCM conversion. It also supports wireless audio formats including SBC, LDAC, aptX, aptX HD and AAC.

The hi-res audio is supported by the S-Master HX™ digital amplifier, reducing distortion and noise with the digital audio being rebuilt using DSEE HX.

The device is equipped with Bluetooth and near field communication (NFC) for wireless connectivity, along witha 3.5mm stereo output. Users can stream and download music directly on the device.

The Walkman has a built-in storage of 16GB memory, which can be expanded up to 128GB with external storage.

The Walkman has a USB Type-C™ port for charging. It can last up to 26 hours when fully charged.

For now, Sony’s Walkman is available only in a single colour ― black.

The price

The Android 9.0 Walkman is launched at an introductoryprice point of ₹23,990. It will be available for consumers at all Sony centres, major electronic stores and e-commerce websites in India, starting January 24.

Published on January 23, 2020

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