(Updated) Sony Japan Debuts new ZX-Series Walkman
Today Sony Japan introduced the new ultimate Walkman, the NW-ZX1. The ZX1 is expected to arrive in early December with an estimated price of around 75,000 yen or 560 Euros. The new ZX1 is carved out of a solid piece of aluminum to minimize any unwanted inference and electrical noise. At 128GB, the ZX1 is the highest capacity Walkman in the brand's history. Just like the new F-Series, the ZX1 is equipped with the new S-master HX amp.
The lower bulge apart from housing the amplifier, also permits a more comfortable hold in one's hand. The front is adorned by a 4inch (854x480) touchscreen. Connectivity options are identical to the new F-Series, Wifi (a/b/g/n), bluetooth ver 3.0, NFC, and GPS. FM radio and noise cancellation are both absent though. The ZX1 unfortunately not running on the latest Android OS, and is instead still on 4.1. Codec support includes, MP3, WMA, ATRAC, ATRAC Advanced Lossless, Linear PCM, AAC, HE-AAC, FLAC, Apple Lossless, AIFF. Output is reported as 15+15.
There seems to be clear stereo on the ZX1, and no headphones are included in the box. Music playback is supposed to be around 32 hours (128kbps) and 5 hours for video. Dimensions are 60.7 × 122.8 × 15.3mm and a weight of 139g. Included with the ZX1 is a carrying pouch, USB cable, WM-port cap and instruction manual. At this time there is no information regarding availability outside of Japan, but if anything expect any international announcement at CES 2014.
As I have mentioned above there is no Noise Cancellation, neither the press release or spec page mention it.
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Source: Sony Press JP