Sony S1 Price in Singapore, Features, Specs and Other Info: Sony developed another one unique and surprising gadget in the form of Sony S1. This candybar device was officially announced last April 26, 2011 and is one of the first devices along Sony’s S series tablet computers. It was launched together with its quirky dual screened brother, the clamshell cross between a tab and a gaming console, the Sony S2.
Sony S1’s design is very unique for a tablet. It is wedge shaped and rounded on the side – a look that reminds one of a folded over magazine. Although seen in some netbooks and laptops, the design is totally refreshing and never before conceptualized in a tablet computer. In addition, the design of the Sony S1 is not just aesthetic but embodies ergonomic brilliance as well. The unsymmetrical form conveniently fits into any position of the fingers and palm whilst the image in the tab follows the orientation. The raised up form also makes for a good viewing position when the Sony S1 is placed on a surface. The back cover is made with a dotted pattern that adds to the grip and renders the back more fingerprint-resistant.
The Sony S1 is 241.2 x 174.3 x 10.1 mm in dimension and weighs 598 grams, which is not lighter compared to other tablets. However, it has a very light power adaptor that weighs only 95 g. The Sony S1 also comes with a wrist support band that can be attached on the left hand corner.
The S1 has a capacitive, TFT, multi-touch enabled 9.4 inches display with 1280 x 768 pixels resolution. The screen is made with “TruBlack” screen technology that brings more vivid colors with less glare. The screen also has a built in light sensor that would automatically adjust screen brightness to the environment, while the viewing angles are excellent whether the tablet is tilted upwards or viewed from the side.
The Sony S1 runs on a dual core 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor. Sony chose Android 3.1 (Honeycomb) and a possible upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich (currently used by Samsung Galaxy Nexus) as the slate’s operating platform. The Sony S1 has a built-in storage of 32 GB with expansion slots to up to 16 GB or 32 GB using the SD and SDHC slots.
There are two cameras found on the Sony S1: one is a 3-megapixel camera that faces the front, while the other one is on the rear. The rear camera has a resolution of 5-megapixel with auto-focus functionality. The video capacity of the cameras is 1280×720 or 720 p high-definition and captures at 30 frames per second.
The data type for the Sony S1 tablet is both UMTS and EDGE, while it also supports GPS as a satellite system and features navigation capabilities. It also has e-mail functionality and Internet browsing that supports HTML, XHTML, and Flash.
The Sony S1 has Bluetooth 2.1, is WiFi enabled, and has a single USB 2.0 connector together with a microUSB connector. It has DLNA, Computer sync, OTA sync as well as Infrared. It has all the default sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope and compass. The Sony S1 is compatible with a variety of accessories for added functionality such as a wireless keyboard and dock setup and a micro-USB to USB host dongle. It runs on an exchangeable 5000 mAh battery.
A fun thing to know about the Sony S1 is that it is made to control all devices at home via the network or the integrated IR blaster as well as “throw” media to other DLNA-compatible hardware whether the hardware is made by Sony or other companies. What’s probably another area wherein S1 fits the category of amusing is that Sony has done some embellishments over the usual Honeycomb platform that the tab runs on as well as an added flourish to improve user experience.
Additionally, the Sony S1 is PlayStation Certified. This means that it is pre-installed with all-time gaming favorites. Also, it comes along with music, movie, and book services.
Sony S1 Price in Singapore Dollar (SGD): Approximately S$ 780.00 (Starting Price)