(Updated) The Walkman F886 from Sony. For music lovers, by music lovers
Listen to your music in High-Resolution Audio. Share your music with one-touch listening via NFC
- Hear true sound with powerful audio technologies
- Enjoy instant music and easy sharing with one-touch listening via NFC connectivity
- Discover Android apps and games at Google Play™
Hear the difference in High-Resolution
Listening to your tunes on the go doesn’t mean you have to compromise on audio quality. Hear your music just as the artists truly intended, through a combination of Sony’s proprietary sound technology and support for High-Resolution Audio, and experience the power of premium sound. The new Walkman® F886 lets you enjoy High-Resolution Audio, which offers significantly higher sound quality than a CD. In fact, a 192KHz/24bit High-Resolution Audio file contains around six times more audio information than that recorded on a standard CD – so it’s just like being at the studio or concert hall.
More after the break.
UPDATE - Sony.de and Sony.fe have the new F-Series up for pre-order, 329 euros, available end of October. Sony UK has it for pre-order at 249 pounds, no date for availability.
Unfortunately for me, nothing on Sony Poland, Sony Czech republic has it but no price or availability.
UPDATE 2 - Screen resolution is WQVGA (854 x 480 Pixels)
Final UPDATE - Good news everyone as Professor Farnsworth would say, the new F-Series has shown up on the Polish Sony website, priced at 1399pln (327 euros) and also available at the end of October.
To further enhance your listening experience, the F886 is packed with unique audio technologies from Sony.
The latest S-Master HX digital amplifier reduces distortion and noise at all frequency ranges – from ground-shaking lows to delicate highs – and is optimised for High-Resolution Audio. *DSEE (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) HX technology faithfully restores high-range sound that is lost in the compression process for a pure, natural quality, and upscales compressed audio data to a quality higher than that of CDs. And Clear Audio+ ensures crisp, realistic sound, just as the artist intended. Enjoy your music in ultimate clarity and presence, across the entire spectrum of sound.
Enjoy one-touch listening via NFC
Want to play music from your Walkman® on your Hi-Fi, Home Cinema system, speakers, or headphones? With built-in NFC, all it takes is a single touch to pair and connect your F886 with a range of NFC-enabled devices. And if your devices aren’t NFC-enabled, just pair them using conventional Bluetooth®.
Listen more, play more, do more
Powered by Android™ 4.1, the F886 opens up a world of possibilities. Enjoy pre-installed apps tailored for your Walkman®, from email and games to maps and media gallery. Or connect wirelessly and download more apps from an ever-growing choice at Google Play™.
You can enjoy marathon music sessions too, with up to 35 hours of playback for MP3 tracks and up to 26 hours with High-Resolution Audio (96KHz/24bit). When you’re using headphones, digital Noise Cancelling blocks out around 98% of ambient noise with a choice of modes to suit your environment: Train/Bus, Plane, or Indoor.
Designed for everyday life
Whatever you’re using it for, the F886 is a joy to operate: it has a slim, compact design featuring three side-mounted buttons, meaning you can control the device even when it’s in your pocket, and a large 10.2cm LCD touchscreen. It even boasts a Triluminos display for mobile, which produces incredibly vivid, lifelike colours – perfect for videos, photos, and games.
Btw there seems to be no information on the release date or price of the new F-Series. Stay tuned. Also as seen below, physical controls :D
NWZ-F886 Walkman® - Specifications
・32GB media player with 10.2cm LCD touchscreen (4 inch)
・Hi-Resolution Audio playback
WAV(192KHz/24bit), AIFF(192KHz/24bit), FLAC(192KHz/24bit), Apple lossless(192KHz/24bit)
・S-Master HX digital amplifier
・DSEE (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine)
・Digital Noise cancelling
・One-touch listening via NFC and Bluetooth® connectivity
・Up to 35 hours playback with MP3
・Up to 26 hours playback with Hi-Res audio (96kHz/24bit)
・Android PF Ver4.1
・Powered by Android: access apps at Google Play™
・Triluminos™ display for mobile
・Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n)
・Compatible with Windows OS and Mac OS