Sony Walkman F886 Launched With Android 4.1

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Music lovers often look for a device that gives audio in high quality, some phones and tablets are already starting to support higher bit-rate standards and Sony has just announced that its latest Walkman will also support higher bit-rate standards.

The Walkman F886 handles WAV, AIFF, FLAC and ALAC playback up to 192KHz/24-bit and has a “S-Master” digital amplifier that Sony claims has been customized specially for these kind of files. The device has a 4 inch display with a resolution of 854 x 480. Walkman F886 has Android 4.1, it has NFC and Bluetooth for connectivity.


The specifications of the F886 Walkman are:

-32GB media player with 10.2cm LCD touchscreen

-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


This new device comes up with great features, but we think there are few aspects that might bother some: Like the 32 GB limited memory on the device(not expandable), the Walkman will play songs in high resolution audio which eats more memory than in any regular audio. However, this new product will be available in Europe starting October 2013 and is priced at 319 Euros.

[toggle title=”Press Release “]The Walkman® F886 from Sony. For music lovers, by music lovers.
04 September 2013
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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.

Savour every note

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.

Notes to editors

NWZ-F886 Walkman® – Key Features

Enjoy music in High-Resolution Audio – thanks to Sony technologies such as S-Master HX, you’ll experience music in better than CD quality

Share music one-touch listening via NFC – instantly enjoy music and on your NFC-enabled Hi-Fi, Home Cinema system, speakers or headphones

Discover Android apps and games – powered by Android, with easy access to a range of apps and games at Google Play™[/toggle]

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