Sony Walkman media players are the best favored media player device when it comes to playback audio with amazing sound clarity. So, if you are looking for one such device, then here’s a news for you as Sony has recently announced a collection of Android-powered media players i.e the Walkman NW-ZX1 and NW-F880. This two device adds to the breed of Sony media players having a combination of audio quality for which the Walkman brand is known for and the taste of the Android platform.
The NW-F880 is a successor to the Sony’s lineup of F-Series media players and will arrive in three flavors varying storage i.e. 16GB, 32Gb and 64GB and will sport a better quality of 24 bit/192 kHz for formats such as FLAC and WAV, which seems to be higher quality when compared to MP3. The NW-F880 series has a hardware buttons on the side of the device which features playback control, allowing you to adjust playback without looking at the screen.
On the other side, the Sony Walkman NW-ZX1 will be seen as a high-end media player. The NW-ZX1 will feature the same audio formats as supported in the F880, but will reduce some features to get a highly better audio quality. The features such as FM radio and even digital noise cancellation are removed in order to avoid external audio interference. The NW-Zx1 also features a large capacitor with a built-in headphone amplifier and will arrive with 128GB of storage. The NW-ZX1 sports a 4-inch display with screen resolution of 480 x 854 and will be powered by dual-core 1.0 GHz OMAP4Cortex-A9 processor along with the taste of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. However, there is no processor mentioned for ZX1.
Both the devices will support connectivity features such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC for ease pairing with speakers. As far as pricing is concerned, the Nw-F8880 will be priced at $274, $304 and $405 for 16GB, 32Gb and 64Gb respectively while the NW-ZX1 will arrive with a higher price of $760. Both the device will be available in Japan on October 19, though there is no mention for international availability.
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