Officially unveiled back in March, Sony Xperia Sola is now available for Hong Kong market. According to Taiwanese online retailer, ePrice, they have spotted the device in the city for less than $3,000 HKD or $387 USD.
The Sola will ship with Gingerbread and be upgradeable to ICS, though Sony’s already updated the Tablet S and has betas available for several other phones. The 3.7-inch 854×480 screen isn’t big, but then it doesn’t have to be: Sony’s implementing new “floating touch” gesture controls using the front-facing camera that will allow you to control the phone without touching it. They’ve also implemented NFC with some free tags packed in.
Other specifications on the Sony Xperia Sola include a dual core 1GHz processor, plus XLOUD and 3D surround sound, 5MP back shooter, 1320 mAh battery, 3G, Wi-Fi, DLNA, Bluetooth, aGPS, FM radio with RDS, and 3.5 mm audio jack. The phone has 8GB of internal memory (expandable up to 32GB via MicroSD card).
Expectedly, the Sony Xperia Sola is to be released in Europe (and possibly also in North America) before the end of June.
Check out the handset’s floating touch navigation in the video below, after the break.