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Sony Expands its Audio Range in India with its Smart Speakers

With Spotify Connect, users can stream their playlists, favourite artists or podcasts through the XB402M in few steps

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Pedestrians walk past an exterior wall of Sony Pictures Studios in Los Angeles, California, Dec. 4, 2014. That year, Sony became the victim of a cyber hack by North Korean operatives from the Lazarus Group. VOA

Sony India on Monday expanded its audio range in the country with its smart speakers — SRS-XB402M that features Amazon’s smart assistant Alexa built-in and promises a battery life of 12 hours for Rs 24,990.

According to the company, on pre-booking the device from August 12-August 18, the SRS-XB402M would be available at a special price of Rs 19,990 and buyers would also get a pair of MDR-XB450AP headphones worth Rs 2,490 free.

The device is available across Sony brand shops, major stores and e-commerce portals including Amazon and Flipkart.

The Sony XB402M comes with IP67 rating and is shock proof and rust proof as well.

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Amazon Alexa. (Representational image). Flickr

“Users can enjoy powerful, bass-filled sound with the XB402M ‘EXTRA BASS’ speaker which enhances lower frequencies, making it perfect for listening to your favourite tunes,” the company said in a statement.

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“It’s now easier to get the party started with just the sound of your voice with Amazon Alexa built-in on the XB402M,” the company added.

With Spotify Connect, users can stream their playlists, favourite artists or podcasts through the XB402M in few steps. (IANS)

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Sony Unveils Alpha 9 II Camera in India for Rs 3,99,990

The new camera has been improved to shoot at up to 10 fps with mechanical shutter, about 2x the speed of the Alpha 9

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Sony to restructure its mobile division as well. Pixabay

Sony India Pvt. Ltd. on Thursday announced Alpha 9 II a full-frame interchangeable lens camera for Rs 3,99,990 in India.

The Alpha 9 II will be available across all key retail counters Sony Center and major electronic stores across the country from this Thursday onwards.

The company said in a statement that the new Alpha 9 II builds on the impressive legacy of the original Alpha 9, maintaining ground breaking speed performance including blackout-free continuous shooting at up to 20 frames per second with Auto Focus and Auto Exposure tracking, 60 times per second AF/AE calculations while incorporating even more functionality driven directly from the voice of professionals.

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It would be available across all Sony Centers, Alpha Flagship stores, Sony authorized dealers and major electronic stores across India. (Representational image). Pixabay

Updates include enhanced connectivity and file delivery, continuous shooting at up to 10 fps with mechanical shutter, evolved AF performance with newly optimised algorithms, a re-designed build to enhance durability and operability and more.

The advanced focusing system in the new Alpha 9 II is comprised of 693 focal-plane phase-detection AF points covering approximately 93 per cent of the image area, as well as 425 contrast AF points.

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The new camera has been improved to shoot at up to 10 fps with mechanical shutter, about 2x the speed of the Alpha 9.

Additionally, the new model can shoot continuously and completely silently at 20 fps for up to 361 JPEG images or 239 compressed RAW images, with no viewfinder blackout, allowing the photographer to follow the subject and action with no interruption to the EVF (electronic viewfinder) during picture taking. (IANS)