Sony launches Xperia go and Xperia arco S – water-resistant, durable smartphones

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The Xperia go (Image: Sony Mobile/supplied)

Two new smartphones have been introduced by Sony Mobile – both promising to be stylish, durable and are dust and water resistant. Dubbed the Xperia go and the Xperia arco S, both phones features high-level specifications and will have Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (though, for the Xperia go, not at launch).

The Xperia arco S (Image: Sony Mobile/supplied)

The Xperia arco S features a 4.3-inch “HD Reality Display” powered by its Mobile BRAVIA Engine, a 12-megapixel camera with one-second delay between launching and taking a picture, and an 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. Internals include 16GB of storage, 1GB of RAM and a 1.5GHz dual core processor.

The Xperia go, however, features a 3.5-inch display (also powered by its Mobile BRAVIA Engine), a 5-megapixel rear camera, a 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, and 8GB of storage.

Both phones, however, will feature microSD card slots for expandable memory, scratch-resistant glass displays and will be able to track finger gestures even while it is wet. Both phones have been certified with either an IP67 (for the Xperia Go) or an IP57 and IP55 rating (for the Xperia arco S). Basically, if you dropped the phone in water, it will last for 30 minutes in depths between 15cm and one metre.

No release date has been set. Gallery is below.

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