Sony Xperia Touch Pre-Orders Open June 16, For $1,699.99

Sony has today announced availability for a number of its 2017 devices, including the Xperia XZ Premium and the Xperia XA1 Ultra. In addition, Sony has now also announced availability for another one of its Xperia products, the Xperia Touch. With Sony confirming that the Xperia Touch will be available to pre-order in the US from June 16. Although, this is a product that will not be as widely available as the other Xperia devices, as the Xperia Touch will only be available via the Sony Square display room, at 25 Madison Ave, in New York City. In terms of the price, the Xperia Touch is expected to be available to buy for $1,699.99.

The Xperia Touch is certainly a novel product and is one which has been a long-time in arriving at the consumer level. This device was first shown off in early 2016, although it was only at MWC 2017 when the device was announced as a market-ready product. In terms of what it does, the Xperia Touch is essentially a projector, although it has the capability to act as a tablet as well. This is due to the Xperia Touch capable of projecting an image that a user can then interact with. So when the projection is thrown against any flat surface, the user will be able to touch interact with the projected image in an almost-identical way to how a user would interact with a smartphone or a tablet. The Xperia Touch is capable of generating images up to 80-inches, and to a resolution of 1366 x 768.

Besides the general projection features of the Xperia Touch, this is a device that comes running on Android 7.0 (Nougat), and is equipped with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. While connections can be made via Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi (SISO): 11 a/b/g/n/ac enabled, this is also a device that is loaded with NFC, HDMI, and USB Type-C ports. While video calling features are enhanced through the inclusion of a 13-megapixel camera, and two-way stereo speakers. The only major downside is the battery life, as even at half-brightness, when the Xperia Touch is playing video content continuously, the battery is only expected to last up to one hour. So while this can be used as a portable device, it is certainly better-suited to being a connected-to-the-wall device.

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