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Sony Walkman premium music players coming to the market looking like Android smartphones

ByinAnnouncements | September 27, 2013

Walkman F880Remember Sony’s legendary Walkman media players? Not only is the brand alive and kicking but it also has a bunch of new models arriving in the stores in the near future. Out of the pack, two device stand out, the Walkman ZX1 and Walkman F880. The former is the most high-end of the new offerings and will be up for grabs in Japan starting on December 7th for 75,000 yen, which is about $760. The F880 will be available in three storage options, each priced accordingly. The price will start at $273 for the 16 GB model and go up to $405 for the 64 GB version, with a 32 GB variant costing $304 in the middle. The F880 will go on sale in October.

Sony Walkman Android Music Players

Sony Walkman ZX1Both, the Sony Walkman ZX1 and F880, look like smartphones with 4 inch 854 x 480 pixel displays. Both devices are powered by a 1 GHz dual-core processors and come with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC. The players run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and provide access to the Google Play Store.

Both devices are also capable of running games and other apps. Other key features include S-Master HX digital amp technology, and support for 192kHz / 24bit audio in such formats as FLA, WAV, AIFF and ALAC.

The Sony Walkman F880 offers 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB of memory. The ZX1 comes with one storage option providing a whopping 128 GB of room for all your media. The ZX1 does not feature FM radio and noise cancellation, however, according to Sony, the device offers premium audio experience.

The Walkman ZX1 will be available in a silver hue, while the F880 will come in four color options, black, white, pink and blue.

source: Engadget

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