Sony Walkman F886 portable music player with Android 4.1 launched

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Sony’s flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z1 may have been the star of its IFA event but the company also subtly launched a Walkman F886 portable music player.

The Sony Walkman F886 portable music player features a 4-inch TRILUMINOS LCD display and supports 192KHz/ 24bit high-resolution audio formats which the company claims can deliver around six times more audio quality than music recorded on a standard CD. It comes with S-Master HX digital amplifier that can reduce distortion and noise at all frequency ranges.

It also includes Sony’s Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) technology for restoring high-range sound that is lost in the compression process and upscale compressed audio data to a quality higher than that of CDs, claims the company.

The Sony Walkman F886 portable music player runs the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS with access to Google Play Store apps and the device is compatible with Windows and Mac operating systems. Connectivity options on the portable music player include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC.

The newly launched Walkman F886 includes 32GB of internal storage which is non-expandable. The company claims that the device can deliver up to 35 hours of MP3 playback or 26 hours of high-resolution audio.

The company has not revealed any pricing details for the Sony Walkman F886 portable music player but has announced that the device can be expected to hit markets in October.

Sony launched its flagship smartphone, Xperia Z1 and the attachable smartphone lens cameras, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX100 and DSC-QX10 at its IFA event on Wednesday.

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